Posts tagged "Kevin Depinet"

"Wasteland" (TimeLine Theatre): Inconceivable Suffering with Gritty Realism

"Wasteland" (TimeLine Theatre):  Inconceivable Suffering with Gritty Realism
TimeLine Theatre presents the world premiere of WASTELAND.  It’s the Vietnam War. Joe is an American soldier.  He is being held captive in an underground prison.  He never sees anyone.  His food is even dropped from the unseen opening into his pit of despair.  He is in solitary confinement. And he is in hell.  One... Read more »

"Sunday in the Park with George" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): *ANOTHER* Blockbuster Musical Follies!

"Sunday in the Park with George" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater):  *ANOTHER* Blockbuster Musical Follies!
Look at what you want, Not at where you are,  Not at what you’ll be.  -”Move On” As a writer, I can become fixated on words.  I focus on how they connect together to make sentences, stories, songs.  The right combination elicits a response: to act, to feel, to inspire. The artistry is in putting... Read more »

"The Iceman Cometh" (Goodman Theatre): Double Shot of Sobering Realty with a Twist

"The Iceman Cometh" (Goodman Theatre): Double Shot of Sobering Realty with a Twist
In the final week of this Chicago-based epic, I was fortunate to get a ticket to the now sold-out production.  Goodman Theatre presents THE ICEMAN COMETH.  Harry Hope’s saloon is home to many men and three whores.  The vagabonds spend their days boozing it up together.  They drink.  They pontificate.  They pass out.  They drink. ... Read more »
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Timon of Athens (Chicago Shakes): McDiarmid Hosts High-Powered Stag Party

Timon of Athens (Chicago Shakes):  McDiarmid Hosts High-Powered Stag Party
#98. Francis Ford Coppola (1990), Burt Reynolds (1993), Debbie Reynolds (1997), Donald Trump (1991, 1992, 2004, 2009):  what happens when a celebrity declares bankruptcy?  Do they face it alone?  Or do the hanger-on-ers that enjoyed the lavish good times, help a celeb through the bad times.      Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents TIMON OF ATHENS.  Timon is... Read more »

"Short Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew" (Chicago Shakes): Rockwell Crushes It!

#43. Ninety minutes with no intermission is a growing trend in the theatre industry.  Playwrights are adapting new plays for an attention-span-challenged world.  People want information in tweet size nuggets.   Everyone, at all times, is expecting a very important call or text.  They can’t be off the grid for any length of time. So, how... Read more »

"The DOYLE & DEBBIE Show" (Royal George Theatre): Citified, Bona-Fide, Country-Fried Chart-Buster!

"The DOYLE & DEBBIE Show" (Royal George Theatre):  Citified, Bona-Fide, Country-Fried Chart-Buster!
At the worst moments of my life, I compose county songs.  Both ‘Last night God booed me’ and ‘If I hid, would you come find me’ are my ticket on the Nashville Express.  There is something about country music!  People love to hear about someone else’s personal problems, as long as it comes with a... Read more »
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EXTENDED *AGAIN* Thru August 14th "The Detective's Wife": Makings of a Bestselling Mystery

               Writers’ Theatre presents       The Detective’s Wife       Written by Keith Huff  Directed by Gary Griffin   at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon, Glencoe (map)  EXTENDED thru August 7th |  tickets: $60  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh A widow is silenced by her husband’s murder.  She isn’t so much an unwilling participant in a... Read more »

Review "As You Like It": Lit to Colorful Perfection

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents AS YOU LIKE ITAt Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand StreetWritten by William ShakespeareDirected by Gary GriffinThru March 6th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and forty-five minutes with a fifteen minute intermission. Reviewed by Katy Walsh “All the world ‘s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have... Read more »

Review: "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers": Love at 1st Sight Multiplied by 7!

Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook presents SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERSAt 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois Based on the MGM Film and “The Sobbin’ Women” by Stephen Vincent BenetBook by Lawrence Kasha and David LandayLyrics by Johnny MercerMusic by Gene de PaulNew songs by Al Kasha and Joel HirschhornMusic direction by Roberta DuchakDirected by Bill... Read more »
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Review "The Emperor's New Clothes": Family Musical is a Runway Hit!

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHESAt Navy Pier, 800 East GrandBased on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytaleBook by David HolsteinMusic and lyrics by Alan SchmucklerDirected by Rachel Rockwell Thru August 29th Buy Tickets Promo Code “MOM” for $5 discount on each ticket when purchased online or call the Box Office at 312-595-5600. Fine Print: Subject to Availability.... Read more »