Posts tagged "Mary Arrchie Theatre"

"Uncle Bob" (Mary Arrchie Theatre): Needs Heat

"Uncle Bob" (Mary Arrchie Theatre):  Needs Heat
Playwright Austin Pendleton ‘goes there’ in his tip-toe-through-taboo-territory.  Pendleton explores the long-term connectivity of two men. Uncle Bob is a cantankerous hermit. Josh is his highly-agitated nephew.  Their relationship is built on raw honesty and a tortured kinship.  They spar with intellectual acidity.  Both men believe they are ‘uncompromising failures.‘  They are stuck together in a misery-loves-company... Read more »

"The Brig" (Mary Arrchie Theatre): *The Truth*

"The Brig" (Mary Arrchie Theatre):  *The Truth*
Mary Arrchie Theatre presents THE BRIG. Most people have seen the award-winning 1992 movie, “A Few Good Men.”  They remember the iconic scene when Jack Nicholson says the immortal words, ‘You can’t handle the truth.’ THE BRIG is *the truth.*  Playwright Kenneth H. Brown was a marine.  And in 1950, Brown spent 30 days in... Read more »

Off Book Chats up Modofac's CCX, Wayward Productions and Carlo Lorenzo Garcia

Off Book Chats up Modofac's CCX, Wayward Productions and Carlo Lorenzo Garcia
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews Modofac Productions‘ CCX.  Our special guest is Carlo Lorenzo Garcia producing Artistic Director at Mary Arrchie and director of Wayward Production’s Richard III. This March 29th episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance                                                                                                  Shot word of the day:  brotherhood Chicago Theatre Off Book is the new voice of... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Mary Arrchie's "Glass Menagerie" with Hans Fleischmann

Off Book Chats Up Mary Arrchie's "Glass Menagerie" with Hans Fleischmann
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book talks about Mary Arrchie’s successful, extended run of “Glass Menagerie”.  Our special guest is the “Glass Menagerie” director and performer, Hans Fleischmann. This January 11, 2013 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance Shot word of the day: glass Chicago Theatre Off Book is the new voice of community... Read more »

REMOUNTED AND RE-EXTENDED THRU Aug 25th "The Glass Menagerie" (Mary Arrchie Theatre): Crystallizes with Bittersweet Shimmer

REMOUNTED  AND RE-EXTENDED THRU Aug 25th "The Glass Menagerie" (Mary Arrchie Theatre):  Crystallizes with Bittersweet Shimmer
Mary Arrchie Theatre presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE.  A homeless man contemplates his past.  Tom Wingfield narrates this memory play about his childhood.  He remembers his overbearing mother, his fragile sister, his absent father and the gentleman caller.  A faded southern belle, his mom constantly berated her children…even as adults.  Her grandiose memories of her own... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Trainspotting USA, Mary Arrchie, Chicago Shakes, A Red Orchid, IRVINE WELSH and more!

Off Book Chats Up Trainspotting USA, Mary Arrchie, Chicago Shakes, A Red Orchid, IRVINE WELSH and more!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Sunday in the Park with George” by Chicago Shakespeare Theater, “Geography of a Horse Dreamer” by Mary Arrchie Theatre, “HooDoo Love” by Collective Theatre.  Special Guests:  Brett Neveu, Playwright of “The Opponent” and A Red Orchid Theatre company member Writer Irvine Welsh and Actor Shane Kenyon on “Trainspotting USA” And of course, we have a new Got A Minute? segment... Read more »
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"Geography of a Horse Dreamer" (Mary Arrchie Theatre): Dissection of a Dreamer

"Geography of a Horse Dreamer" (Mary Arrchie Theatre): Dissection of a Dreamer
Dreaming is a powerful process.  The body goes into a resting state.  The brain uses the downtime to percolate on life happenings.  It sorts through unfinished business.  And it runs scenarios of possible outcomes.  I believe the mind predicts the future all the time.  The key is to remember the dreams. Mary Arrchie Theatre presents... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Mary Arrchie, Sideshow, Lookingglass, Goodman, About Face, Strange Tree and More

Off Book Chats Up Mary Arrchie, Sideshow, Lookingglass, Goodman, About Face, Strange Tree and More
Chicago Theatre Off Book chats about three new theatre openings during the review round-up: “Immediate Family” at GoodmanTheatre and About Face Theatre, “Eastland:  A New Musical” at Lookingglass Theatre, and “Goodbye Cruel World” at Strange Tree Group Theatre.  And our special guests are Calamity West, Playwright “The Gacy Play” at Sideshow Theatre, Richard Cotovsky, Founding... Read more »

"Superior Donuts" (Mary Arrchie): Baked Goodness with a little Bite

"Superior Donuts" (Mary Arrchie):  Baked Goodness with a little Bite
#36.  I like to hang with young people.  They can drive me crazy with their unearned arrogance.  But they also can inspire me with their idealism. As I get older, my optimism continually gets attacked by my growing cynicism. The challenge is not to go with the familiar and comfortable but to embrace the new... Read more »
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"Red Light Winter" (Mary Arrchie Theatre): Sublime Cast Lingers...sometimes too long!

"Red Light Winter" (Mary Arrchie Theatre):  Sublime Cast Lingers...sometimes too long!
Connection!?  It’s the perfect excuse not to pursue a relationship.  ‘I didn’t feel a connection.‘  What exactly was missing?  Sweaty palms?  Stomach fluttering?  G-tingling? We use the absence of this determining sensation to cease continuation.  When we do feel IT… some physical symptom… our pursuit knows no bounds.  We want THAT feeling to continue.  So,... Read more »