Posts tagged "Michael Menendian"

"A Soldier's Play" (Raven Theatre): 2.4 GPA on a 4.0 Scale

"A Soldier's Play" (Raven Theatre): 2.4 GPA on a 4.0 Scale
Reviewed by Chad T. Volkers A Soldier’s Play was alright. I’ve stressed and strained over the past week trying to move beyond that perspective, convinced that I’d perhaps missed something that the gentleman who sat in front of me had picked up on, the one who’d thought the play was “wonderful, just wonderful.” He said this... Read more »

"Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose" (Raven Theatre): A Holiday Treat

"Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose" (Raven Theatre): A Holiday Treat
Raven’s Evermore! Series presents SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE CHRISTMAS GOOSE By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Adapted by Michael Menendian & John Weagly Directed by Michael Menendian Join us for Raven Theater’s live, radio-style presentation of “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose”, adapted from one of Arthur Conan Doyle’s most... Read more »

EXTENDED "Bang the Drum Slowly" (Raven Theatre): Male Bonding at Its Finest!

#114.  Men have always mystified me.  Having grown up with three sisters, I totally get every possible emotion for death, break-ups, or coupon expiration emitted by gals.  I don’t always understand what a man is thinking or feeling.  Their level of communication often is a grunt, a shrug, or a ‘whatever’.  My ‘How do you... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Raven, TimeLine, Writers, Signal ATC, AFT, Children's & More

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Treasured Stories by Eric Carle” by Chicago Children’s Theater at Victory Gardens, ”Hostage Song” at Signal Ensemble Theatre, “Rent” at American Theater Company with About Face Theatre, and ”A Little Night Music” at Writers Theatre.  Our special guests are Michael Menendian from Raven Theatre and PJ Powers from Timeline Theatre. And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights. This May 18, 2012 episode... Read more »

"The Price" (Raven Theatre): Writing, Acting, Directing Makes "The Price" Right!

#50. Family ties bind.  Being tethered to something substantial with a past and a future can be comforting.  Sometimes, the rope can threaten to choke the life out of you.  Other times, the connection can be so frayed and worn that one good yank could sever it forever. Raven Theatre presents The Price.  Victor has always... Read more »

Review "THE CHERRY ORCHARD": Terrific Pickings!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 10th  Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Raven Theatre presents THE CHERRY ORCHARD Reviewed by Katy Walsh The house is in foreclosure.  The daughter’s boyfriend is unemployed.  The matriarch spends the grocery money on partying.  It’s definitely the recession! But it’s not  Americans floundering in... Read more »
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Review "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof": More like a Kitten in a Tree

Raven Theatre presents CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF At 6157 N. ClarkWritten by Tennessee WilliamsDirected by Michael MenendianThursdays, Friday, Saturdays at 8pmSundays at 3pmThru December 19th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two and a half hours includes two ten minute intermissions Reviewed by Katy Walsh Mendacity has hit the fan at the Pollitts, the only way... Read more »

Review "Odd Couple": Filthy Fun... the G-rated Kind!

Raven Theatre presents THE ODD COUPLEAt 6157 N. ClarkWritten by Neil SimonDirected by Michael MenendianThru August 7thBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘We’re out of cornflakes.  FU’:  a loving note from a roommate?  Raven Theatre presentsTHE ODD COUPLE, a play by Neil Simon.  The Tony Award winning... Read more »