Posts tagged "John Judd"

"Wrecks" (Profiles Theatre): Brilliantly Blindsiding

"Wrecks" (Profiles Theatre):  Brilliantly Blindsiding
Profiles Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of WRECKS. John Judd (Edward) stars in this one man show.  Judd is a widower at the funeral home.  His wife has died and he has escaped the mourners to smoke in a side room.  He addresses the audience like bystanders to the tragedy of his life.  And he... Read more »

"Sweet Bird of Youth" (Goodman Theatre): So Pretty!

"Sweet Bird of Youth" (Goodman Theatre):  So Pretty!
For its highly anticipated season opener, Goodman Theatre presents SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, a classic Southern drama by Tennessee Williams.  Chance has returned to his hometown for Heavenly, his childhood sweetheart.  The problem is her mob-boss father hates him.  And the entire town works for Boss.  But this time, Chance has concocted a plan to... Read more »

"THE FEAST: an Intimate Tempest" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): Dazzling Infusion of Creative Cuisine!

"THE FEAST: an Intimate Tempest" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater):  Dazzling Infusion of Creative Cuisine!
#17.  “It all looks so good.  I’ll have everything on the menu.”  In my server days, this overused comment drove me crazy.  I just wanted people to order quickly and efficiently A meal.  It was not their last meal, it was just A meal.  Only now in my non-servitude life am I able to grasp... Read more »
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EXTENDED thru November 13th "Clybourne Park" (Steppenwolf Theatre): A Subtle Norris Takes THE Prize!

EXTENDED thru November 13th "Clybourne Park" (Steppenwolf Theatre):  A Subtle Norris Takes THE Prize!
Teresa Blakely transferred to my seventh grade class in 1976.  She was my first black friend.  Probably, the first black person I had ever really met.  I grew up on the other side of the river in Elkhart.  Our neighborhood was white. As was the next neighborhood over and the neighborhood next to that one…... Read more »

Review A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Dickens Haunts the Goodman!

Goodman Theatre presents A CHRISTMAS CAROLAt Goodman’s Albert Theatre, 170 N. DearbornBased on the novella by Charles DickensAdapted by Tom CreamerDirected by William BrownThru December 31st Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifteen minutes with a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh It’s Christmas Eve.  You are home alone flipping through a childhood photo... Read more »