Posts tagged "Kimberly Senior"

"The Letters" (Writers' Theatre): Superb Intellectual Thriller

"The Letters" (Writers' Theatre):  Superb Intellectual Thriller
Writers Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of THE LETTERS.  It’s 1930s Russia. Anna has been summoned by her boss.  The morning visit starts out awkwardly business casual.  The Director claims that he wants to get to know her.  He asks her random but targeted questions.  Anna responds with succinct but vague answers. The Director appears... Read more »

"The Cripple of Inishmaan" (Redtwist Theatre): Masterful Storytelling by OUR Locals

#107. The thing about the Irish is we enjoy a good story.  The bigger the yarn, the bigger the appeal.  We amuse ourselves and each other with vivid tales of things that actually happened, could have happened or we wanted to happen. And we find stories are best told with a pint of humor and... Read more »

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 »
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"The North Plan" (Theatre Wit): Unlikely Hero Rallies the Audience!

#48.  My family represents a microcosm of America.  We have diversity in ethnic background, economic class, religious values and political views.  Just like the United States, we are influenced by internal and external forces.  We want to follow the *good guys* but that’s not always apparent.  I remember a few Presidents back when I was... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru March 11th "DISGRACED" (American Theater Company): MUST SEE!

#22. When I was in Morocco, I was sensitive to the Muslim culture.  I stayed covered up.  I didn’t wear a burka but I did wear long sleeves, pants and a scarf around my neck.  One day on a crowded street, I got separated from my group.  A young local confronted me hissing and shrilling... Read more »

WANT (Steppenwolf Theatre): First Look!

Time Out Theatre Editor Kris Vire told me once that he always inserts into his hectic review schedule new companies and new shows.  Despite being in demand on the established theatre season circuit, Kris likes to be in the audience for inaugural productions.  He wants to see the next big thing when it launches… new actor, new... Read more »
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"Old Times" (Strawdog Theatre): Sublime Acting in Pinter's Intellectual Teaser

"Old Times" (Strawdog Theatre):  Sublime Acting in Pinter's Intellectual Teaser
As I get older, I often ask for timeframe clarity on an incident.  Was it last summer, ten years ago or did I dream it?  Recently, a long-term chum was recanting a youthful escapade.  Somewhere in the middle of his narration, I interrupted.  I don’t know what bothered me more.  That I’ve told the story... Read more »

EXTENDED THRU JULY 31st "BUG": Bites Deep, Leaves Mark!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 2nd  Narrated by Joshua Volkers Redtwist Theatre presents BUG At 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Written by Tracy Letts Directed by Kimberly Senior Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 Sundays at 3pm EXTENDED Thru July 31st  Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours includes an intermission Reviewed... Read more »

Review "The Conquest of the South Pole": Delusional Comedy about Survival

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of May 1st   Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Strawdog Theatre Company presents THE CONQUEST OF THE SOUTH POLE At 3829 N. Broadway Written by Manfred Karge Adapted by Calvin McLean, Caron Cradle, Ralf Remshardt Directed by Kimberly Senior Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm Sundays at... Read more »
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"Madagascar" EXTENDS THRU Feb 27th: Fantasy Mystery Rivets

Next Theatre Company presents MADAGASCARAt 927 Noyes Street in EvanstonWritten by J.T. RogersDirected by Kimberly SeniorThursdays at 7:30pmFridays and Saturdays at 8pmSundays at 2pm Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours with a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘Find the connection, that’s how you unravel a mystery.’  Three people. One room.  Alone. Together.  Next Theatre... Read more »