Posts tagged "Leigh Barrett"

Extended Thru Dec 14th"All Girl Frankenstein" (The Chicago Mammals): Gender-bender Monster Tale

Extended Thru Dec 14th"All Girl Frankenstein" (The Chicago Mammals): Gender-bender Monster Tale
Halloween is always a spookfest.  Neighborhoods, bars and theaters channel their inner ghoul. The Chicago Mammals have gotten into the holiday spirit presenting their own twist on a classic.  Adapter and director Bob Fisher follows up last year’s successful All Girl Moby Dick (our review) with an all female driven Frankenstein. Read the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Beat.

"Bo Thomas and the Case of the Sky Pirates" (Babes With Blades): Brawling Good Time

"Bo Thomas and the Case of the Sky Pirates" (Babes With Blades):  Brawling Good Time
Babes With Blades Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of BO THOMAS AND THE CASE OF THE SKY PIRATES. As is their signature style, the Babes are kicking ass in their newest show.  In the tight 90 minute detective spoof, Megan Schemmel (Bo), Kelly Yacono (Sally) and Maureen Yasko (Minerva) assault each other…a lot!  This... Read more »

"Julius Caesar" (Babes with Blades): Female Force Attacks

"Julius Caesar" (Babes with Blades):  Female Force Attacks
Babes with Blades Theatre Company presents Julius Caesar. Rome welcomes back its hometown hero, Julius Caesar. The city’s vocal and visible adoration add to JC’s healthy self-esteem. They want him to be their King. JC’s growing popularity and arrogance gives the Senate pause. A group of rebels fear Caesar will turn the democracy to dictatorship. They... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Goodman, Babes of Blades, Mary Arrchie and much more!

Off Book Chats Up Goodman, Babes of Blades, Mary Arrchie and much more!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:  “Electra” at Mary Arrchie Theatre  “A Steady Rain” at Chicago Commercial Collective  and “Crowns” at Goodman Theatre . And we have Special Guests:  Leigh Barrett, Artistic Director of Babes with Blades and Marketta P. Wilder, starring as Yolanda in “Crowns” at Goodman Theatre .  And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights.     ... Read more »

The Double (Babes with Blades Theatre Company): Madcap Love Fest!

A starlet flips her lid as yucks cast an eyeball on the bum rap that she’s a sharecropper.  The director’s ex snaps a cap over her active duty.  Is it the wrong gee?  Should she bust his chops or take a powder?  Babes With Blades Theatre presents the world premiere ofThe Double.  It’s 1940’s.  Conspirators have rallied... Read more »