Posts tagged "John Taflan"

EXTENDED Thru Dec 22nd "Great Expectations" (Strawdog Theatre): Masters the Masterpiece

EXTENDED Thru Dec 22nd "Great Expectations" (Strawdog Theatre):  Masters the Masterpiece
Strawdog Theatre presents a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ GREAT EXPECTATIONS. Tis the season for a Dickens’ fix.  And Strawdog is offering an alternative to the Scrooge standard.  It’s still a classic Dickens’ tale about one man’s redemption.  GREAT EXPECTATIONS is an orphan’s quest for his life to meet his expectations.   Playwright Gale Childs Daly... Read more »

"The Duchess of Malfi" (Strawdog Theatre): Innovation and Convolution

"The Duchess of Malfi" (Strawdog Theatre):  Innovation and Convolution
Do you not weep? Other sins only speak; murder shrieks out. The element of water moistens the earth, But blood flies upwards and bedews the heavens.  -”The Duchess of Malfi” #88.  Strawdog Theatre presents a new adaptation of John Webster’s THE DUCHESS OF MALFI.  It’s 16th Century Court-side in Italy.  The Duchess is a widow.  Her brothers,... Read more »

"Six Characters In Search Of An Author" (The Hypocrites): CLEVER!

"Six Characters In Search Of An Author" (The Hypocrites):  CLEVER!
#31.  As a writer, I have many unfinished stories.  I get an intriguing idea for a book or play.  I start to create.  My characters get names, personalities, and objectives.  As they become real to me, I hear their voices in my head and I work to record it.  I strive to put it in... Read more »
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"PORNOGRAPHY" (Steep Theatre): Thought-Provoking Porn!

"PORNOGRAPHY" (Steep Theatre):  Thought-Provoking Porn!
What can I say about porn?  Sometimes, it’s an artistic expression capturing the naked human spirit.  Other times, it’s visual stimulation created to initiate a primal reaction.  All the time, it’s subject to interpretation. Steep Theatre presents the Midwest Premiere of PORNOGRAPHY.  It’s London, July 2005. A recent announcement confirmed the 2012 Olympics would be... Read more »

Review "Big Love": Fifty Brides for Fifty Brothers Causes Revolting!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 2nd  Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Chicago Fusion Theatre presentsBIG LOVE At Royal George, 1641 N. HalstedWritten by Charles L. MeeDirected by Nilsa ReynaThursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pmThru June 25th Buy TicketRunning Time:  Ninety minutes with no intermission. Reviewed by Katy Walsh Fifty brides... Read more »

Review "Hideous Progeny": Makings of A Monster

LiveWire Chicago presents HIDEOUS PROGENYAt DCA Storefront Theatre, 66 E. RandolphWritten by Emily DendingerDirected by Jessica HutchinsonThru September 26th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifteen minutes includes a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Romanticists and lovers share wine and poetry at a Switzerland villa.  Prolonged rainstorms quarantine the group inside where the... Read more »
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Review "No Exit": Damned Funny!

The Hypocrites NO EXIT At Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Written by Jean-Paul Sartre Directed by Sean Graney Thru July 11th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Ninety minutes with no intermission   Reviewed by Katy Walsh   As suspected, hell is hot pink with mismatched chairs and no way out.   The Hypocrites present NO EXIT at... Read more »

Review "Chess": Intriguing Story, Talented Singers, Sluggish Pace...Stalemate!

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre                                    In association with Michael James presents Chess Book by Richard Nelson Music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus Lyrics by Tim Rice Musical direction by Ryan Brewster Directed by Fred Anzevino and Brenda Didier Thru April 25th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours and fifty minutes includes a fifteen minute... Read more »