Posts tagged "Jim Poole"

EXTENDED Thru June 23rd The Knowledge (Steep Theatre): Unerring authenticity and can’t-blink intensity – and watch out for Mickey

EXTENDED Thru June 23rd The Knowledge (Steep Theatre): Unerring authenticity and can’t-blink intensity – and watch out for Mickey
Reviewed by Tom Lawler Steep Theatre presents THE KNOWLEDGE. A newbie teacher in a working class town outside of London is given the dog assignment of teaching a class of the underprivileged and underperforming – the kids no one else wants. When we see plucky, wide-eyed Zoe (Caroline Neff, on all cylinders) stumble in on... Read more »

"American Storm" (Theatre Seven): Whoa, Rein It!

"American Storm" (Theatre Seven):  Whoa, Rein It!
Theatre Seven of Chicago presents the professional world premiere of American Storm.  In 1962, a young horse surprises an entire town with his speed.  Sounds like the perfect holiday heart-warming story!?  Well, add in an autistic boy, a Kennedy-chasing socialite, an eating disorder jockey, a smart ass kid, a corporate guy, a government man, a vet, a... Read more »

"Under The Blue Sky" (Steep Theatre): 2 x 3= sex (+/- love)

High school is in an education in drama.  With so many raging hormones under one roof, it’s an ongoing lesson in Love 101. Does he like like me?  Will she go all the way?  Is he a virgin?  But this time it’s not the kids in the hall.  These questions are a test for the... Read more »
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Review "Lakeboat": Mamet's Bunch of Bull Ship

Steep Theatre presents LAKEBOAT At 1115 W. Berwyn Written by David Mamet Directed by G.J. Cederquist Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm Thru February 26th Buy Tickets Running time:  Ninety minutes with no intermission.   Reviewed by Katy Walsh   ‘I knew a guy who ate a chair because no one stopped him.’ Life on... Read more »

"Kill The Old Torture Their Young" Theatre Review: What Happened?

Kill The Old Torture Their Young Steep Theatre Chicago, Illinois October 9, 2009 A documentary filmmaker returns to his hometown to shoot a movie. I was intrigued by the promising premise for Kill The Old Torture Their Young. Having fallen smitten with Steep Theatre during its production of Hollowlands, I had high expectations for our... Read more »