Posts tagged "John Byrnes"

"Compulsion" (Next Theatre): Diary of a Mad Man

"Compulsion" (Next Theatre):  Diary of a Mad Man
Next Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of COMPULSION. Playwright Rinne Groff blurs fiction and non-fiction in his play about a novelist’s obsession with a diary. Groff imagines the real life struggle of Meyer Levin in adapting the “Diary of Anne Frank” into a stage play. Levin is portrayed as Syd Silver and played with... Read more »

"Richard III" (Wayward Productions): Thought-provoking imagery stays true to classic

"Richard III" (Wayward Productions): Thought-provoking imagery stays true to classic
Wayward Productions presents Richard III.  Duplicity and murder are Richard’s tactics in his quest for power.  Yet, instead of 1480’s in the royal court of England, it’s 1970’s in a bikers‘ dive bar.  Richard’s quest is not to be King of the country.  This Richard wants to be the monarch of the Warlock Motorcycle Gang. And he... Read more »

"Seasons Greetings" (Northlight Theatre): Guns, Puppets, Booze... Just Another Family X-Mas!

Christmas is about family!  People, with maybe no more in common than shared DNA, gathering together in celebration.  Dates, divorces, deaths and births constantly redefine the guest list, but forced relational interface is a certainty.  When my aunt got divorced in the seventies, my mom knew Mary Catherine’s first holiday would be hard. To distract... Read more »

Review "THIS": A Witty Intermission During the Stages of Life!

Theater Wit presents THISAt 1229 W. BelmontWritten by Melissa James GibsonDirected by Jeremy WechslerThursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pmSundays at 2pmThru March 27th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  One hour and forty-five minutes with no intermission. Reviewed by Katy Walsh I loved THIS! ‘What kind of unhappy are you?  Personal, marriage, career, existentialist, or inter-disciplinary?’ Theater Wit presents... Read more »