Posts tagged "John Wilson"

"Detective Partner Hero Villain" (Strawdog Theatre): Existentialist Crisis SuperHero-sized

"Detective Partner Hero Villain" (Strawdog Theatre): Existentialist Crisis SuperHero-sized
Hugen Hall, in affiliation with Strawdog Theatre presents the World Premiere of  DETECTIVE PARTNER HERO VILLAIN.  Playwright Brett Neveu showcases an existentialist crisis superhero-sized. Neveu’s story intrigues for its quirky entanglements.  His dialogue is smart. Imagine if Woody Allen had written “The Incredibles,” that’s the DPHV banter.  The conversations are soul-searching quirky but witty, comic... Read more »

"Rooms: a rock romance" (Broken Nose Theatre): Love Rocks!

"Rooms: a rock romance" (Broken Nose Theatre): Love Rocks!
Broken Nose Theatre presents ROOMS: a rock romance W.I.T.!  The character Monica keeps announcing ‘Whatever It Takes‘ to her cohort Ian in their climb from obscurity to fame.  Life imitates art as Matt Deitchman (Ian) and Hillary Marren (Monica) certainly do whatever it took to actualize this play.  Even with the cranked Collaboraction Theatre air conditioning inside, the steamy 97... Read more »

"Exit, Pursued By A Bear" (Theatre Seven): Witty and Cautionary Tale

"Exit, Pursued By A Bear" (Theatre Seven):  Witty and Cautionary Tale
“Why did I stay with him?  I’m broke.  I’m stuck.  I’m scared!”    -Nan Carter #130. Theatre Seven of Chicago presents the Chicago premiere of EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR.  Nan is abused by her husband.  She is finally leaving him.  Her departure strategy includes a stripper, a cheerleader and a bear. Before she goes, Nan wants... Read more »
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"Girl You Know It's True" (Pavement Group): Ooh, ooh, ooh I Love You!

"Girl You Know It's True" (Pavement Group):  Ooh, ooh, ooh I Love You!
ME:  I’d like to make reservations for Steve Martin. Restaurant:  THE Steve Martin ME:  Yes, Steve Martin, party of four for 7:30. I knew what the restaurant was asking.  And I wasn’t lying.  Steve Martin was coming to dinner. It wasn’t my problem that they weren’t anticipating a black man…  blame it on the rain.... Read more »

"Kill Me" (Wildclaw Theatre): More Heart-tugging Horrific than Hair-raising Horror!

#37. I caught my seventy year old dad trying to cut down a tree limb.  He was standing on the top of a ladder with a chainsaw over his head.  I recently got broadsided by a van.  I was riding my bike.  What’s worse, being the bystander or the victim?  The obvious answer is victim. ... Read more »

"Be A Good Little Widow" (Collaboraction Theatre): Grieves for Lost Potential

Many twenty-somethings struggle with the reality of post college life.  As student loans become due, these alumni sit stunted.  “What do I really want to be?”  Is the big question looking for resolution.  Never is the answer “a widow.”  Collaboraction Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Be A Good Little Widow.  Melody is a new... Read more »
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Review "The Master and Margarita": Religion, magic, insanity - and actors!

         Strawdog Theatre presents    The Master and Margarita     Adapted by Edward Kemp Based on novel by Mikhail Bulgakov Directed by Louis Contey at Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N. Broadway (map) through April 2  |  tickets: $20  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh As artistic differences threaten the theatrical production of... Read more »