Posts tagged "Liviu Pasare"

"Mojada" (Victory Gardens): Compelling Expose on Immigration and Medea

"Mojada" (Victory Gardens):  Compelling Expose on Immigration and Medea
122.  Victory Gardens presents the world premiere of MOJADA. “Medea” is the Greek legend of a betrayed woman’s ultimate revenge.  Playwright Luis Alfaro modernizes the classic with modern twists.  Alfaro pens a tale of a Mexican family running away to Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Alfaro cleverly fuses together elements from the tragic myth with immigration issues. ... Read more »

"The Elephant and the Whale" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Big Time Adorable!

"The Elephant and the Whale" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Big Time Adorable!
Chicago Children’s Theatre, in conjunction with Redmoon Theatre, presents the world premiere of The Elephant and the Whale. The best indicator of an engaging children’s show is the stillness of the kids.  From lights up to blackout, this audience is transfixed.  Everyone is glued to their seat as the theatrics commence.  Of course, there are the frequent... Read more »

"A Permanent Image" (Livewire Chicago Theatre): Compelling and Life Altering

"A Permanent Image" (Livewire Chicago Theatre): Compelling and Life Altering
LiveWire Chicago Theatre, in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), presents the Chicago premiere of A Permanent Image. Bo lives 3,000 miles from his parents.  Ally’s home is only three hours away.  Neither sibling has seen their folks in a few years.  Their father’s death brings them home for the holidays.  When... Read more »
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"Harold and the Purple Crayon" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Color Me Happy!

"Harold and the Purple Crayon" (Chicago Children's Theatre):  Color Me Happy!
“Cool!”      “I know what possibility means.”     “That was fantastic.”   “Oh yeah!” “That’s funny!”     “They are making an apple tree.”     “I want an apple!” Sometimes the unscripted responses of the young audience are as entertaining as the play in progress. Chicago Children’s Theatre presents a new musical version of Harold and the Purple Crayon.  Author Crockett Johnson wrote a beloved... Read more »

"Crow" (Walkabout Theatre): Sher Rocks This Boat!

"Crow" (Walkabout Theatre): Sher Rocks This Boat!
#123.  My great aunt Meme use to talk to our dog.  And maybe more disturbing, she seemed to  hear a response.  These conversations always struck me as a little crazy.  I vowed never to grow up and have imaginary banter with nonhumans. But living alone changes everything. Sometimes, silence needs to be interrupted. Sometimes, hearing... Read more »

"Las Hermanas Padilla" (Chicago Fusion Theatre): Sisters Intrigue and Mystify

"Las Hermanas Padilla" (Chicago Fusion Theatre):  Sisters Intrigue and Mystify
#47.  Women unite.  In dorms or cubicles, females bond into sisterhood.  Blood ties aren’t required for a gal pal to turn sister-friend.  Whether it’s genetic or environmental, women nurture familial relationships.  Chicago Fusion Theatre, in association with DCA Theater, presents the Chicago premiere of LAS HERMANAS PADILLA.  The husbands have gone to war.  The wives... Read more »
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Review "Soul Samurai": The Makings for a Cult Classic

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of May 1st   Narrated by Joshua Volkers Infusion Theatre Company presents SOUL SAMURAIAt Theater Wit, 1229 W. BelmontWritten by Qui NguyenDirected by Mitch GolobThursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pmSunday at 3pm Thru June 5th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifteen minutes includes an intermission and delayed... Read more »

Review Porchlight's "Miracle on 34 Street": Classic Musical Christmas Card!

Porchlight Theatre presents MIRACLE ON 34th STREETAt Stage 773, 1225 W. BelmontBased on the novel by Valentine Davies Adapted by Patricia Di Benedetto Snyder, Will Severin, John VreekeHoliday music opening by Jon Steinhagen Musical direction by Eugene Dizon Directed by Christopher PazdernikFridays and Saturdays at 8p.m.Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30p.m.Thru January 2nd Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Ninety minutes... Read more »

Review "Sunday Afternoon in the Park with George": A Few Dots Short of a Masterpiece

Porchlight Music Theatre presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGEAt Stage 773, 1225 W. BelmontMusic and lyrics by Stephen SondheimBook by James LapineDirected by L. Walter StearnsMusical direction by Eugene DizonThru October 31stBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifteen minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh If this painting could talk… wait! ... Read more »
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