Posts tagged "Leah Karpel"

First Look (Steppenwolf Theatre): New Playwrights Debut Their Works

Steppenwolf Theatre presents 2013 First Look Repertory of New Work.  The mission of the annual initiative is to develop new plays for future production at Steppenwolf Theatre and theatres across the country.  All the shows are being performed at the Steppenwolf Garage Theatre running times between 80-90 minutes.     Buena Vista A new play by Edith Freni... Read more »

"The Whale" (Victory Gardens): Extraordinary!

"The Whale" (Victory Gardens):  Extraordinary!
Victory Gardens presents the Midwest premiere of THE WHALE.  Charlie is fat.  He weighs about 600+ pounds. He is stuck -literally- on his couch. And he’s dying of congestive heart failure.  His only contact with the outside world are his online writing students and his friend that’s a nurse.  Two new people stumble in his... Read more »

Neighborhood 3 Requisition of Doom (Strawdog Theatre): Run-for-your-life Terrifyingly Surreal

Neighborhood 3 Requisition of Doom (Strawdog Theatre):  Run-for-your-life Terrifyingly Surreal
Risk is a board game of world domination.  My family used to play it until my mom banned it.  It always started out good natured but then alliances formed and dissolved. War broke out on the board and in the room.  At some point, we lost sight of reality as we killed to win. Strawdog Theatre opens... Read more »
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"We Are Proud to Present" (Victory Gardens): A Rehearsal in Progress

"We Are Proud to Present" (Victory Gardens):  A Rehearsal in Progress
ME:      Does a powerful last 15 minutes make a play? JOSH:  No, it makes a powerful last 15 minutes. #76.  Victory Gardens presents WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION ABOUT THE HERERO OF NAMBIA, FORMERLY KNOWN AS SOUTH-WEST AFRICA, FROM THE GERMAN SUDWESTAFRIKA, BETWEEN THE YEARS 1884-1915.  A group of actors improv... Read more »

Review "Feet of Clay": Knocks Your Socks Off!

LASTmatch Theatre Company presents FEET OF CLAYAt the Royal George Gallery Theatre, 1641 N. HalstedWritten by Stephen Louis GrushBased on Anton Chekov’s ‘Three Sisters’Directed by David PerezThursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pmThru March 19th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Ninety minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Orah hates her job.  Matty hates her marriage.  Iris... Read more »