Posts tagged "Karen M. Thompson"

"The Skriker" (Red Tape Theatre): Intrigues with Deranged Chaos

"The Skriker" (Red Tape Theatre):  Intrigues with Deranged Chaos
My worst nightmares are concoctions my own mind produces.  Snippets of real life combine with the phantasmagorical to terrify.  Sometimes during the bad dream, I realize I’m asleep and I unconsciously try to wake myself up.  Occasionally, I’m successful at opening my eyes.  Other times, I’m hazily aware I’m trapped in the recesses of my... Read more »

"The Sandman" (Oracle Theatre): Thoroughly Engrossing Oddity!

"The Sandman" (Oracle Theatre):  Thoroughly Engrossing Oddity!
#129.  When I was a kid, my mom use to tell me, “Be good!  Santa’s birds are watching.”  Mom had this year-round imaginary surveillance set up on my sisters and me.  It had all the right scare tactics and limitless capabilities.  It used the Christmas incentive reward.  And birds are everywhere.  I look at birds... Read more »

"Brand" (Red Tape Theatre Company): Labeling it *UNIQUE*!

Josh:  How was the show? Me:  I don’t know. Red Tape Theatre presents BRAND.  Temptation.  Damnation.  Redemption.  These are the essences of this Henrik Ibsen play.  In a nutshell, a priest struggles with his life.  For me, the story became secondary to the experience.  Red Tape has created a virtual reality of this classic.  I’m... Read more »
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"Side Man" (Ka-Tet Theatre): Compelling Story & All That Jazz!

"Side Man" (Ka-Tet Theatre):  Compelling Story & All That Jazz!
Chicago is known for music.  Over the decades, the focus has shifted from blues and jazz to rock.  In our front yard, we showcase some of the Nation’s biggest bands at Lollapalooza.  In our backyard, we feature the stylings of independent bands at Pitchfork.  And at street festivals across town, we introduce the new sounds... Read more »