Posts tagged "Jessica Thebus"

"Collected Stories": (American Blues Theatre): The Story is The Story

"Collected Stories":  (American Blues Theatre):  The Story is The Story
A writer writing about writers struggling to tell their story has an amusing symmetry.  In an ode to his craft, Playwright Donald Margulies explores multiple themes.  Margulies illustrates the relationship of two writers over a six year period, starting out teacher to student before evolving.  Carmen Roman (Ruth) becomes mentor, employer, mother, contender.  And Gwendolyn Whiteside (Lisa) becomes a writer.  Margulies... Read more »

"Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter" (Next Theatre): Quirky Journey to Forgiveness

"Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter" (Next Theatre):  Quirky Journey to Forgiveness
#229. Next Theatre Company presents the Midwest premiere of WELCOME HOME, JENNY SUTTER.  An amputee is discharged from the marines.  She is going home or at least that’s the plan. She missed the bus… all of the busses.   Jenny is struggling to return to her family.  She has changed.  She has lost her leg and... Read more »

"THE FEAST: an Intimate Tempest" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): Dazzling Infusion of Creative Cuisine!

"THE FEAST: an Intimate Tempest" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater):  Dazzling Infusion of Creative Cuisine!
#17.  “It all looks so good.  I’ll have everything on the menu.”  In my server days, this overused comment drove me crazy.  I just wanted people to order quickly and efficiently A meal.  It was not their last meal, it was just A meal.  Only now in my non-servitude life am I able to grasp... Read more »
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Review "Stage Kiss": Perfect Expression of Acting Like You're in Love!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of May 13th   Narrated by Joshua Volkers Goodman Theatre presents STAGE KISSAt 170 N. DearbornWritten by Sarah RuhlDirected by Jessica ThebusTuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30pmThursdays and Sundays at 2pm and 7:30pmFridays at 8pmSaturdays at 2pm and 8pmBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and twenty minutes includes an... Read more »

Review "Orlando": Love Story Transcends Time, Gender and the Ruhls!

  Audio Podcast available on ITUNES Chicago Theatre Reviews for week of April 3rd Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Court Theatre presents ORLANDOBased on the novel by Virginia WoolfAdapted by Sarah RuhlDirected by Jessica ThebusWednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pmFridays at 8pmSaturdays at 3pm and 8pmSundays at 2:30pm and 7:30pmThru April 10th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two... Read more »

Review "Sex with Strangers": Porn Storyline Goes to Blackout

Steppenwolf Theatre presents SEX WITH STRANGERSIn the upstairs theatre at 1540 N. HalstedWritten by Laura EasonDirected by Jessica ThebusTuesdays through Sundays at 7:30pmSaturday s and Sundays at 3pmThru May 15th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours with a fifteen minute intermission. Reviewed by Katy Walsh What happens when a blogger seduces a novelist?  It’s ‘less likely... Read more »
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Review "Late: A Cowboy Song": Ruhl Lassos the Moon!

Piven Theatre Workshop presents LATE:  A COWBOY SONGAt 927 Noyes Street, EvanstonWritten by Sarah RuhlDirected by Jessica ThebusThru August 29, 2010Buy TicketsRunning Time:  One hour and forty minutes includes a ten minute intermission. Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘Things have to get ugly before they get nice.’  ‘To get clear, push the skummy stuff to the... Read more »