Posts tagged "Matt Miller"

EXTENDED Thru Feb 1 "The Seafarer" (Seanachai Theatre): The Drunken Holiday Show Alternative

EXTENDED Thru Feb 1 "The Seafarer" (Seanachai Theatre):  The Drunken Holiday Show Alternative
Seanachai Theatre presents THE SEAFARER. It’s Christmas time.  Richard plans to spend the holiday blind-stinking drunk…literally. Brad Armacost (Richard) is a boozer who lost his eyesight.  No one in Chicago plays a sloshed Irishman more charming than Armacost.  In The Seafarer, Armacost is hilariously inebriated.  A vivid storyteller, Armacost has this marvelous ability to draw the audience in... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru Nov 24th "The Killer Angels" (Lifeline Theatre): A Lifeline Achievement

EXTENDED Thru Nov 24th "The Killer Angels" (Lifeline Theatre):  A Lifeline Achievement
A textbook tells the facts.  A movie showcases the action.  This play embodies the true human struggle of the Civil War.  It’s like a reenactment, but instead of reliving glorified battlefield maneuvers, it focuses on the men making the historical decisions.  This insider’s perspective shows the conflict, the doubt, and the hope of a nation... 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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St. Nicholas (Seanachai Theatre Company): One Critic Show Draws Blood

Once upon a time, I reviewed this show.  I became obsessed with an actor.  So, I crashed the cast party.  I got so totally wasted that I passed out in the park.  When I woke up, I stumbled into a house of vampires.  Alright, so it didn’t really happen to ME but it’s someone’s story. ... 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 »

Engaging Comeback! Review: "A GIRL WITH SUN IN HER EYES" (Pine Box Theatre)

Engaging Comeback! Review: "A GIRL WITH SUN IN HER EYES" (Pine Box Theatre)
I like to believe that people are good.  That in the end, they do the right thing.  ‘Yes, I tweeted dick pics.’ ‘Yes, I screwed the housekeeper.’ ‘Yes, I auctioned off a Senate seat.’ They own a mistake!  They admit to a lapse in judgment.  So, if this is what they confess because of coercion,... Read more »
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Review "The Weir": Pints of Laughs with Shots of Shivers!

Seanachai Theatre Company presents       THE WEIR At The Irish American Heritage Center 4626 N. Knox, Chicago Written by Conor McPherson Directed by Matt Miller Thru October 17th Buy Tickets Running Time:  95 minutes with no intermission   Reviewed by Katy Walsh   Your man and his eejit seanachais cod with a blow-in... Read more »