Posts tagged "Joe Dybdal"

"The Foreigner" (Provision Theater): Adorable!

"The Foreigner" (Provision Theater):  Adorable!
#32.  I am still haunted by a Flannery O’Connor story that I read thirty years ago.  “The Displaced Person” is about a foreigner transplanted to Georgia as a farmhand.  He is treated as an outcast.  He keeps to himself.  People hate him because they don’t know who is.  And the ending… yikes! Provision Theater presents The Foreigner.  Charlie is... Read more »

"Blizzard 67" (Chicago Dramatists): Snow Spins Lives Out Of Control!

#8.  With a 20th floor view of Lake Shore Drive, my most avid memory of the 2011 Blizzard is stupid people walking ON the Drive.  I’m not talking about abandoning cars for survival.  I’m speaking of the idiots on the day after.  In between white-out conditions, curious ignorants wandered onto the major highway.  It drove... Read more »

"The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey" (Provision Theatre): A Christmas Focused on Jesus and the Children...MIRACLE!

Christmas is the new offensive C-word.  To be politically correct, people say ‘happy holidays.’  They send holiday cards.  They host holiday parties.  Only in private circles in hushed tones, might I inquire casually, ‘do you celebrate Christmas?’  If the person nods affirmatively, I muster up a hurried whispered ‘Merry Christmas.’  Even on stage, The Nutcracker,... Read more »
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