Posts tagged "Michaela Petro"

"Big Love" (Strawdog Theatre): is Big Love!

"Big Love" (Strawdog Theatre):  is Big Love!
Strawdog Theatre Company presents BIG LOVE. The love starts immediately.  Walking into the theatre, I’m enchanted by the garlands hung all over the place (Scenic Designer Mike Mroch).  Strings of light bulbs are intermingled with the flowers.  A pianist is playing wedding tunes.  The mood is ripe for some good lovin.’   Cue the bride… Stacy... Read more »

"Kill Me" (Wildclaw Theatre): More Heart-tugging Horrific than Hair-raising Horror!

#37. I caught my seventy year old dad trying to cut down a tree limb.  He was standing on the top of a ladder with a chainsaw over his head.  I recently got broadsided by a van.  I was riding my bike.  What’s worse, being the bystander or the victim?  The obvious answer is victim. ... Read more »

Off Book chats to Strawdog and Chicago Shakes and much more!

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP. This week, we review local theatre offerings looking for love, beauty and hand. Later, we’ll chat with Strawdog Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theater about the excitement around their 2011/2012 Season. And of course, we’re featuring two local playwrights in our one-minute audio play segment, Got... Read more »
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"Old Times" (Strawdog Theatre): Sublime Acting in Pinter's Intellectual Teaser

"Old Times" (Strawdog Theatre):  Sublime Acting in Pinter's Intellectual Teaser
As I get older, I often ask for timeframe clarity on an incident.  Was it last summer, ten years ago or did I dream it?  Recently, a long-term chum was recanting a youthful escapade.  Somewhere in the middle of his narration, I interrupted.  I don’t know what bothered me more.  That I’ve told the story... Read more »

Review "Carmilla": Lesbian Vampires are Victorian-Era Feminists

WildClaw Theatre, in association with DCA Theatre, presents CARMILLAAt DCA Storefront Theatre, 66 E. RandolphBased on the story by J. Sheridan Le FanuAdapted for stage by Aly Renee AmideiDirected by Scott CumminsThursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pmSundays at 3pmThru February 20th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and twenty minutes with a ten minute intermission Reviewed by... Read more »

Review "The Good Soul of Szechuan": Bold, Unique and Thoroughly Satisfying Dish!

Strawdog Theatre Company presents THE GOOD SOUL OF SZECHUANAt 3829 N. Broadway StreetWritten by Bertolt BrechtTranslated by David HarrowerDirected by Shade MurrayThru May 29th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two and a half hours includes a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh God gives a hooker money to buy a tobacco shop.  She turns cross-dresser to... Read more »
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Review "Uncle Vanya": Classic Witty Drama

Strawdog Theatre presents Uncle Vanya At 3829 N. Broadway Written by Anton Chekhov Translated by Curt Columbus Directed by Kimberly Senior Thru March 27th Buy Tickets Running Time: Two hours and twenty minutes includes a ten minute intermission   Vanya loves Yelena. Sonya loves Astrov. Yelena loves excitement. Astrov loves vodka. Strawdog Theatre presents Curt... Read more »