Posts tagged "Janet Ulrich Brooks"

"Teddy Ferrara" (Goodman Theatre): What are you trying to say, Teddy?

"Teddy Ferrara" (Goodman Theatre): What are you trying to say, Teddy?
Goodman Theatre presents the world premiere of TEDDY FERRARA.  Gabe is a senior in college.  He plans to make this year the best.  He wants a boyfriend, a student presidency and a post-graduation job working on a Senate campaign.  In between, he is trying to pull the LGBTQ community together for a party.  Meanwhile, the... Read more »

"33 Variations" (Timeline Theatre): Evocative Sonata with Upbeat Tempo and Lingering Finish

"33 Variations" (Timeline Theatre):  Evocative Sonata with Upbeat Tempo and Lingering Finish
Back in the eighties, I worked at Bressler’s 33 Flavors Ice Cream store.  The more obscure Bressler’s proudly pushed being two up from the leading competitor Baskin Robins 31 Flavors. Butter pecan to rainbow sherbet, we had what anyone craved.  So, I always thought it was funny when someone, without even looking at the menu... Read more »

A Walk in the Woods (Timeline Theatre): Powerless Politicos, Powerful Cast

A Walk in the Woods (Timeline Theatre):  Powerless Politicos, Powerful Cast
Even when I know there is no possible future outcome, I’ll hold a meeting anyway.  Maybe it’s out of courtesy or curiosity.  But I’ll schedule it.  I just run it differently! In an interview, I ask personal questions.  On a date, I ask impersonal questions.  It might be confusing but if the other person thought... Read more »
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Review "The Seagull": Soars on Falls' Wings!

Goodman Theatre presents THE SEAGULLThe Owen Theatre, 170 N. DearbornWritten by Anton ChekhovAdapted and directed by Robert FallsTuesdays , Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays @ 7:30pmFridays, Saturdays @ 8pmSaturdays, Sundays @ 2pmThru November 21st Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Three hours includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘Unrequited love only happens in bad novels.‘  Not so!  Sometimes... Read more »

Review "Jacob and Jack": Witty with a Schmeer of the Absurd!

Victory Gardens presents   Jacob and Jack   Written by James Sherman Directed by Dennis Zacek at Biograph Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln (map) thru June 20th  |  tickets: $20-$48   |  more info reviewed by Katy Walsh  ‘You must be a good actor. You’re not good-looking enough to make it in L.A. unless you were a... Read more »

Review "ALL MY SONS": Americana Mama Drama

All My SonsTimeline TheatreChicago, IllinoisAugust 27, 2009 Falling in love with the girl next door, sipping grape juice on the porch, Benny Goodman on the radio, All My Sons is set in the good old days, simpler times. I so wanted to join the Keller family in their backyard and perhaps un-shell a few peapods.... Read more »
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When She Danced" Theatre Review: Isadora, The Original Dancing Queen

Timeline Production presents When She Danced By Martin Sherman Directed by Nick Bowling Thru December 20th From the first glimpse of a man’s naked ass to the hurling of a champagne glass, When She Danced captivates the audience in the indulgent passions of a celebrity. Set in 1923, Playwright Martin Sherman illustrates a day in... Read more »