Posts tagged "Marc Grapey"

EXTENDED Thru Dec 29th "The Normal Heart" (Timeline Theatre): Stunning!

EXTENDED Thru Dec 29th "The Normal Heart" (Timeline Theatre):  Stunning!
TimeLine Theatre presents THE NORMAL HEART. In 1981, The New York Times published an article about ‘a rare cancer’ found in 41 homosexuals.  In 2013, the Center for Disease Control reports 1.1 million Americans are living with the HIV infection.  TimeLine Theatre strives to connect the present with the past.  THE NORMAL HEART chronicles the... Read more »

"Birthday Party" (Steppenwolf Theatre): Perverse Party of the Year

"Birthday Party" (Steppenwolf Theatre):  Perverse Party of the Year
Steppenwolf Theatre presents BIRTHDAY PARTY.  Stanley is a recluse hiding out in a vacant boarding house.  His married landlady is a lunatic.  She smothers him with maternal and flirtatious affection.  And she has decided to throw him a surprise birthday party. The guest list is short.  His landlord isn’t even attending because of a weekly... Read more »

"Equivocation" (Victory Gardens): Brilliant Wordplay!

"Equivocation" (Victory Gardens):  Brilliant Wordplay!
#189.  equivocate |iˈkwivəˌkāt| : use ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself Victory Gardens presents the Chicago premiere of EQUIVOCATION.  The King has written a story about the Gunpowder Plot.  He wants Master Shagspeare to adapt the failed assassination attempt to stage.  Struggling to tell the story, Shag begins to investigate... Read more »

"RACE" (Goodman Theatre): Envelop-pushing, Thought-provoking, Stomach-churning Earful!

"RACE" (Goodman Theatre):  Envelop-pushing, Thought-provoking, Stomach-churning Earful!
#18.  I’ve had to fire two people in my career.  It’s always difficult.  The ick factor is a chart buster.  On one of the occasions, my former employee tried to sue me for racial discrimination.  He had no case and it was dismissed.  But the idea still haunts me.  How are my actions and words... 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 »

Review "The Metal Children": A Writer's Fantasy Nightmare!

Audio podcast available on ITUNES Chicago Theatre Reviews for April 17th  Narrated by Joshua Volkers Next Theatre presentsTHE METAL CHILDREN At 927 Noyes Street, EvanstonWritten by Adam RappDirected by Joanie Shultz Thursdays at 7:30pmFridays and Saturdays at 8pmSundays at 2pmSaturdays (April 23, 30 and May 7) at 4pmThru May 8thBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and... Read more »

Review "At Home At The Zoo": Attacks with Brutal Humor

Victory Gardens Theater presents AT HOME AT THE ZOOAt Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. LincolnWritten by Edward AlbeeDirected by Dennis ZacekTuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pmThru October 31stBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Which is worse:  being told by a loved one that ‘we... Read more »