Posts tagged "John Mossman"

"The Goddess" (The Artistic Home): Honest, True-Hollywood Revelations

"The Goddess" (The Artistic Home):  Honest, True-Hollywood Revelations
The Artistic Home presents THE GODDESS. Screen-playwright Paddy Chayefsky penned a Hollywood exposé.  He wrote about small town, unloved Emily Ann blossoming into Tinsel Town siren Rita.  Although Chayefsky denies that she is based on Marilyn Monroe, his Rita also became entangled with a sports celebrity and drugs on her climb to fame. The glamour of her... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru May 25th "The Night of the Iguana" (The Artistic Home): Brings the heat!

EXTENDED Thru May 25th "The Night of the Iguana" (The Artistic Home):  Brings the heat!
The Artistic Home presents THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, the first production in their new artistic home.  Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon is having a nervous breakdown.  He had an affair with a Sunday school teacher.  And now his congregation hates him.  So, he runs away to Puerto Vallarta and drags a bus of sight-seers with... Read more »

"In Pigeon House" (Seanachai Theatre Company): Dark, Zany, Showbiz Hodge Podge

"In Pigeon House" (Seanachai Theatre Company):  Dark, Zany, Showbiz Hodge Podge
Seanachai Theatre presents IN PIGEON HOUSE.  “Fit-ups” were traveling shows in early twentieth century Ireland.  The rural countryside was the theatrical landscape for vaudeville touring companies.  Basher, Masher, Rasher and Dolly are actors.  They live for the stage.  And stage where they live.  In this tribute to grassroots plays and cinema, the foursome interacts.  It’s... Read more »
Advertisement:

"The March" (Steppenwolf Theatre): Part History, Part Saga and All Spectacle

  #82.  Spring in Chicago 2012 will be remembered as epic.  Three of the major theatre companies are mounting large ensemble productions.  Court premiered Angels in America -Part 1 & 2.  Goodman is in final rehearsals for The Iceman Cometh.  And overon Halsted… Steppenwolf Theatre presents the world premiere of The March.  It’s the Civil War in 1864.  General William... Read more »

"The Shadow of a Gunman" (Seanachai Theatre Company): Harmless Pretend Turns Deadly Reality

Writers pretending to be someone else to impress a potential love interest.  There should *never* be a law against that.  Seanachai Theatre Company presents The Shadow of a Gunman.  In 1920, a poet moves into a Dublin tenement.  He is mistaken for an Irish Republican.  Unlike the American faction, these republicans are the liberal rogues.  Four years earlier,... Read more »

Review "MARISOL": Apocalyptic with a Sense of Humor

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 23rd  Narrated by Joshua Volkers   The Artistic Home presents MARISOL Reviewed by Katy Walsh Credit card users are tortured for maxing out.  Commuters are beaten with golf clubs.  And perhaps worst of all, coffee is extinct.  Welcome to the Bronx in the Millennium!... Read more »
Advertisement:

Review "Trouble in Mind": Rehearsed Discrimination Simmers to a Boil!

The Artistic Home presents TROUBLE IN MINDAt 3914 N. ClarkWritten by Alice ChildressDirected by Vaun MonroeThursdays at 7:30pmFridays and Saturdays at 8pmSundays at 3pmThru March 20thBuy TicketsRunning Time:  One hour and forty-five minutes includes a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh According to Shakespeare, ‘all the world is a stage.’  People are constantly acting... Read more »

The Tallest Man: Dramatic Charmer with Banshee, Bedlam, and Booze

The Artistic Home presents THE TALLEST MANAt 3914 N. ClarkWritten by Jim LynchDirected by John MossmanThru August 22nd Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours includes a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘Do you love me?’ ‘Go away fool!’  It’s a question of importance.  What really matters most?  Love.  Money.  Land. Family. The Artistic Home... Read more »