Posts tagged "Jacqueline Firkins"

"Short Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew" (Chicago Shakes): Rockwell Crushes It!

#43. Ninety minutes with no intermission is a growing trend in the theatre industry.  Playwrights are adapting new plays for an attention-span-challenged world.  People want information in tweet size nuggets.   Everyone, at all times, is expecting a very important call or text.  They can’t be off the grid for any length of time. So, how... Read more »

"In The Next Room or the vibrator play" (Victory Gardens): Charmingly Orgasmic!

"In The Next Room or the vibrator play" (Victory Gardens):  Charmingly Orgasmic!
  My friend Taya is provocative.  She typically mentions masturbation in the first ten minutes of any discourse.  Her voluptuous presence fills the room with a Mae West meets Samantha Jones prowess.  Her explicit flirtations can’t be mistaken.  Introducing her to your boyfriend is like waving a steak in front of a cougar.  Although I’ve... Read more »

Early Xmas Present "The Pitmen Painters" (TimeLine Theatre) Extends thru Dec 18th

‘Art is a place you can understand your whole life from.’ TimeLine Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of The Pitmen Painters.  In a northern mining town in England, a group of men strive for self-improvement.  They hire a professor to teach them art appreciation.  As the teacher showcases famous paintings, the guys lose themselves in the art.... Read more »
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"Cyrano" (The House Theatre of Chicago): Nose You'll Love It!

  ‘My enemies are coward, compromise and vanity.’  Why wouldn’t a guy reveal his romantic feelings to his gal pal? Could it be as plain as the nose on his face?  The House Theatre of Chicago presents an original adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s “Cyrano de Bergerac.” Cyrano is the classic tale of a poet-swordsman and his big old schnoz.  Cyrano... Read more »

Review "Porgy & Bess": Splendid Re-Imagined Classic!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 2nd   Narrated by Joshua Volkers Court Theatre presents PORGY & BESSAt 5535 S. EllisLyrics by George and Ira Gershwin Libretto by DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Directed by Charles Newell  Music direction by Doug PeckWednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pmFridays at 8pmSaturdays at 3pm and 8pmSundays... Read more »

Review "Comedy of Errors": Bellylaughs Shakes Aplenty!!

Court Theatre presents Comedy of Errors At 5535 S. Ellis Written by William Shakespeare Adapted and directed by Sean Graney Thru October 17th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Eighty minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘My sister’s sister is me.’  Mistaken familial identity wreaks havoc in Syracuse by way of Hyde Park.  The Court... Read more »
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Review "The Illusion": My Love for this show is no illusion!

Court Theatre presents The Illusion At 5535 S. Ellis Avenue Written by Tony Kushner Adapted from Pierre Corneille’s L’Illusion comique Directed by Charles Newell Thru April 11th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two and a half hours includes a fifteen minute intermission   ‘Love is an illusion.’  ‘Love makes the world an illusion.’ From the dark... Read more »