Tag: Keith Pitts

EXTENDED THRU May 19th "After the Revolution" (Next Theatre): Secret Sparks War at Home

The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money. – Karl Marx #77.  Next Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of After the Revolution.  Emma is a  Marxist.  Her father is a Marxist.  Her grandfather was a Marxist. ... Read more »

"Seasons Greetings" (Northlight Theatre): Guns, Puppets, Booze... Just Another Family X-Mas!

Christmas is about family!  People, with maybe no more in common than shared DNA, gathering together in celebration.  Dates, divorces, deaths and births constantly redefine the guest list, but forced relational interface is a certainty.  When my aunt got divorced in the seventies, my mom knew Mary Catherine’s first holiday would be hard. To distract... Read more »

"Maple & Vine" (Next Theatre): Desirable Destination with an Excessive Commute

"Maple & Vine" (Next Theatre):  Desirable Destination with an Excessive Commute
I can remember days of no cell phones, no voicemail, no answering machines.  If I wasn’t home, I missed the call.  And I was okay with that.  I knew if it was important that they would call back.  So it’s fascinating to me that not having a signal on my cell for just moments, can... Read more »

Review "Heartbreak House": Avoid Heartache, See it!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of May 1st   Narrated by Joshua Volkers Writers’ Theatre presents  HEARTBREAK HOUSE At 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe Written by George Bernard Shaw Directed by William Brown Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm Wednesdays (May 18th & June 22nd) at 2pm Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm Saturdays at... Read more »

Review "A Piano Teacher": A heartfelt lesson on facing the music!

      Next Theatre presents   The Piano Teacher   Written by Julie Cho Directed by Lisa Portes at Next Theatre, 927 Noyes, Evanston (map) through Dec. 5  |  tickets: $30-$40  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh “What’s so wonderful about honesty? Mama said, ‘don’t be 100% honest.'” A retired widow shares her cookies... Read more »

Review "To Master The Art": The Better Half of "Julie & Julia"

TimeLine Theatre presents TO MASTER THE ARTAt 616 W. WellingtonWritten by William Brown and Doug FrewDirected by William BrownWednesdays and Thursday at 7:30pmFridays and Saturdays at 8pmSaturdays at 4pm, Sundays at 2pm  Thru December 19th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and twenty minutes includes ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Facing forty, Julia marries,... Read more »