Posts tagged "Jennifer Benoit-Bryan"

Winter Pageant (Redmoon Theatre): A Spectacle of Amusements

Winter Pageant (Redmoon Theatre): A Spectacle of Amusements
Reviewed by Jennifer Benoit-Bryan Redmoon Theatre offers a Winter Pageant filled with beauty, spectacle, and laughter.  The pageant uses dance, masks, machinery, song, and acrobatics to tell a story based on the poem “The conference of the Birds” by Farid ud-Din Atta.  The cast of the play does an excellent job and the music provided... Read more »

Chicago’s Weird, Grandma (Barrel of Monkeys): World Saved

Chicago’s Weird, Grandma (Barrel of Monkeys): World Saved
Reviewed by Jennifer Benoit Bryan Barrel of Monkeys presents Chicago’s Weird, Grandma, plays written by kids in Chicago Public Schools and performed by their teachers, the members of Barrel of Monkeys.  I have to admit that I was a little worried when I saw all the kids who were in the theatre’s seats, I wondered... Read more »

Unwilling and Hostile Instruments (Theatre Seven): Amalgamation of Chicago Women and History

Unwilling and Hostile Instruments (Theatre Seven): Amalgamation of Chicago Women and History
Reviewed by Jennifer Benoit-Bryan Theatre Seven presents the Chicago premiere of UNWILLING AND HOSTILE INSTRUMENTS.  The stories of seven women who pushed the boundaries of their times are presented in this production through nine mini plays designed to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of suffrage in Illinois.  Theatre Seven commissioned nine Chicago playwrights to tell... Read more »
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Evita (Oriental Theater): Star Power

Evita (Oriental Theater): Star Power
Reviewed by Jennifer Benoit-Bryan Evita engages the audience from the very beginning of the show with vintage newsreel footage of Eva’s funeral in 1952. Michael Grandage, the show’s director, uses this footage as a poignant reminder that Evita is based on a true story of a bright star that burned out so very quickly at... Read more »