Posts tagged "Joann Montemurro"

EXTENDED Thru July 14th "Brighton Beach Memoirs" (Raven Theatre): Homespun, Heartfelt Comedy

EXTENDED Thru July 14th "Brighton Beach Memoirs" (Raven Theatre):  Homespun, Heartfelt Comedy
Raven Theatre presents BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS.   Playwright Neil Simon penned this ode to his childhood.  It’s the first of his Eugene trilogy that included “Biloxi Blues” and “Broadway Bound.” In BRIGHTON, Simon remembers growing up in a blended Jewish family pre-World War II.   Financial woes mingle with relational roles as the young narrator struggles... Read more »

"The Big Knife" (Raven Theatre): This Prime Choice is Delectable!

"The Big Knife" (Raven Theatre):  This Prime Choice is Delectable!
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are back together.  True love?  Hollywood hype?  How much control does a studio have in the private lives of its stars? Raven Theatre presents THE BIG KNIFE.  Charles Castle is a mega-star of Marcus Hoff Productions. He is a hot commodity.  Marcus Hoff wants him to sign a 14-year contract... Read more »

"The Price" (Raven Theatre): Writing, Acting, Directing Makes "The Price" Right!

#50. Family ties bind.  Being tethered to something substantial with a past and a future can be comforting.  Sometimes, the rope can threaten to choke the life out of you.  Other times, the connection can be so frayed and worn that one good yank could sever it forever. Raven Theatre presents The Price.  Victor has always... Read more »
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EXTENDS THRU January 14th "Bus Stop" (Raven Theatre): This Bus Keeps On Trucking!

Chicago knows from recent firsthand experience that a blizzard puts people in unexpected situations.  Being snowed in together makes friends… strangers, and strangers…friends. Unable to move on from unpleasant conditions, people become physically stuck.  Digging a way out doesn’t always mean a clean exit.  Raven Theatrepresents Bus Stop.  A blizzard strands a busload at the local diner. ... Read more »

Review "THE CHERRY ORCHARD": Terrific Pickings!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 10th  Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Raven Theatre presents THE CHERRY ORCHARD Reviewed by Katy Walsh The house is in foreclosure.  The daughter’s boyfriend is unemployed.  The matriarch spends the grocery money on partying.  It’s definitely the recession! But it’s not  Americans floundering in... Read more »

Review "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof": More like a Kitten in a Tree

Raven Theatre presents CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF At 6157 N. ClarkWritten by Tennessee WilliamsDirected by Michael MenendianThursdays, Friday, Saturdays at 8pmSundays at 3pmThru December 19th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two and a half hours includes two ten minute intermissions Reviewed by Katy Walsh Mendacity has hit the fan at the Pollitts, the only way... Read more »
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Review "Odd Couple": Filthy Fun... the G-rated Kind!

Raven Theatre presents THE ODD COUPLEAt 6157 N. ClarkWritten by Neil SimonDirected by Michael MenendianThru August 7thBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘We’re out of cornflakes.  FU’:  a loving note from a roommate?  Raven Theatre presentsTHE ODD COUPLE, a play by Neil Simon.  The Tony Award winning... Read more »