Posts tagged "Jesse Gaffney"

"Northanger Abbey" (Remy Bumppo): The Price is Right!

"Northanger Abbey" (Remy Bumppo):  The Price is Right!
The name Jane Austen is synonymous with romance.  “Sense and Sensibility” and “Emma” are well-known examples of the author’s commitment to describing 18th Century courtship.  Along with her fondness for young women’s marital quests, Austen’s writings also built in a strong social commentary. Her love stories involved surmounting economic class and societal expectations.  And now her legendary... Read more »

"Broken Fences" (16th Street Theater): Mind-Broadening!

"Broken Fences" (16th Street Theater):  Mind-Broadening!
16th Street Theater presents Broken Fences. Three artistic directors, Ann Filmer (16th Street), Ilesa Duncan (Pegasus Players), and Daniel Bryant (Congo Square) unite for this multi-layered look at a neighborhood’s footprint in the past, present and future. Read the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Beat.

"If You Split A Second" (Pegasus Players): Fascinating Premise

"If You Split A Second" (Pegasus Players):  Fascinating Premise
Pegasus Players present IF YOU SPLIT A SECOND. Playwright Dana Lynn Formby unveils her newest project. A split-second decision changes a man’s life forever. He goes to prison and his life continues without him. The premise fascinates. Formby has written the story to be primarily narrated by the incarcerated Mick played by Dylan McGorty. The effect of Mick’s... Read more »
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The Double (Babes with Blades Theatre Company): Madcap Love Fest!

A starlet flips her lid as yucks cast an eyeball on the bum rap that she’s a sharecropper.  The director’s ex snaps a cap over her active duty.  Is it the wrong gee?  Should she bust his chops or take a powder?  Babes With Blades Theatre presents the world premiere ofThe Double.  It’s 1940’s.  Conspirators have rallied... Read more »