Posts tagged "Joanna Iwanicka"

"The Electric Baby" (Rivendell Theatre): Illuminating!

"The Electric Baby" (Rivendell Theatre):  Illuminating!
Potatoes under the arms absorb odor. Whiskey soaked socks cure a cough. A banana peel on the head makes a headache go away. Stefanie Zadravec’s play immediately charms as Kathy Logelin (Natalia) shares homespun remedies for ailments. The no-nonsense, sage-like Logelin captivates with her old world knowledge. Perched on one side of the theatre, Logelin... Read more »

"Harold and the Purple Crayon" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Color Me Happy!

"Harold and the Purple Crayon" (Chicago Children's Theatre):  Color Me Happy!
“Cool!”      “I know what possibility means.”     “That was fantastic.”   “Oh yeah!” “That’s funny!”     “They are making an apple tree.”     “I want an apple!” Sometimes the unscripted responses of the young audience are as entertaining as the play in progress. Chicago Children’s Theatre presents a new musical version of Harold and the Purple Crayon.  Author Crockett Johnson wrote a beloved... Read more »

"Wrens" (Rivendell Theatre): Loved These Birds!

"Wrens" (Rivendell Theatre):  Loved These Birds!
#179.  When I applied to college, we had to fill out an extensive questionnaire to be used for our dorm assignment.  It was a personality analysis.  It asked specific questions about life philosophies and sleeping habits.  The screening was thoroughly intimate.  When we arrived at school, we realized the matching was a little less scientific: ... Read more »

"Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed" (Lifeline Theatre): Perfect Fit!

#63.  Lifeline Theatre Kidseries presents a world premiere musical adaptation of Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed.  Wilbur is a naked mole rat.  *Naked* is in his blood and on his species‘ name.  His community embraces nudity.  It’s a *clothes off* world.  When Wilbur acquires a fondness for dressing up, his school shuns him.  Not only... Read more »

"Falling: A Wake" (Rivendell Theatre Ensemble): Quirky Love Story

#56. In the movie “Crash,” there is an unforgettable statement: ‘we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.‘   I believe that’s true.  People go about their daily routines with suppressed emotions.  It takes the jolt of an unexpected impact to release feelings. Rivendell Theatre Ensemble presents the Midwest... Read more »