Posts tagged "Jennifer Engstrom"

EXTENDED Thru Sept 15 "Simpatico" (A Red Orchid Theatre): Fascinating Story is a LONG Con

EXTENDED Thru Sept 15 "Simpatico" (A Red Orchid Theatre): Fascinating Story is a LONG Con
A Red Orchid Theatre presents Simpatico Director Dado uses cinematic flair to begin this play. The stark stage is preset with only a folded bed. The music blares. And the set is dressed with opening movie credits-like panache. Chairs crash in. Windows drop in. A sofa swirls in. This all happens in moments as the words “Simpatico” and... Read more »

"Sweet Bird of Youth" (Goodman Theatre): So Pretty!

"Sweet Bird of Youth" (Goodman Theatre):  So Pretty!
For its highly anticipated season opener, Goodman Theatre presents SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, a classic Southern drama by Tennessee Williams.  Chance has returned to his hometown for Heavenly, his childhood sweetheart.  The problem is her mob-boss father hates him.  And the entire town works for Boss.  But this time, Chance has concocted a plan to... Read more »

"Becky Shaw" (A Red Orchid Theatre): Wacky Blind Date Scenario!

"Becky Shaw" (A Red Orchid Theatre):  Wacky Blind Date Scenario!
I hang my meddling credentials on a married couple celebrating 20+ years.  I did that!   With only one real success, I still get in there to match-to-win.  On a particular tragic set-up, I was a witness to my interference.  We set David’s best friend up with my mom’s coworker.  The conversation was reduced to listing favorite... Read more »
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Review "A Streetcar Named Desire": Get A Ticket for a Captivating Ride!

Writers’ Theatre presentsA STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE At 325 Tudor Court in GlencoeWritten by Tennessee WilliamsDirected by David CromerThru August 15thBuy TicketsRunning time:  Three hours with two ten minute intermissions Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘I don’t want realism.  I want magic!’  In this production, the audience gets both! Writers’ Theatre presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE by... Read more »

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 »