Posts tagged "Matt Schwader"

"A Midsummer's Night Dream"(Chicago Shakes): Pucking Hilarious!

#35. And, most dear actors, eat no onions nor garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath; and I do not doubt but to hear them say, it is a sweet comedy. No more words: away! go, away!    – Nick Bottom Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents A Midsummer’s Night Dream.  Three worlds collide over love.  In the actor world, Peter Quince gathers the local... Read more »

"Seasons Greetings" (Northlight Theatre): Guns, Puppets, Booze... Just Another Family X-Mas!

Christmas is about family!  People, with maybe no more in common than shared DNA, gathering together in celebration.  Dates, divorces, deaths and births constantly redefine the guest list, but forced relational interface is a certainty.  When my aunt got divorced in the seventies, my mom knew Mary Catherine’s first holiday would be hard. To distract... Read more »

Review "As You Like It": Lit to Colorful Perfection

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents AS YOU LIKE ITAt Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand StreetWritten by William ShakespeareDirected by Gary GriffinThru March 6th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and forty-five minutes with a fifteen minute intermission. Reviewed by Katy Walsh “All the world ‘s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have... Read more »
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Review "A Life": An Octet Cast With All The Right Angles!

Northlight Theatre presents A LIFE North Shore Center for the Performing Arts 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, Illinois Written by Hugh Leonard Directed by BJ Jones Extended Thru May 2nd Buy Tickets Running Time: Two hours and fifteen minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission   Total his sums. Demand an audit.  Decide what he amounts to. ... Read more »