Posts tagged "Mike Beyer"

Namosaur! (The Factory Theatre): Warped, Wack-a-do, Wild, Jungle Lovin'

Namosaur! (The Factory Theatre): Warped, Wack-a-do, Wild, Jungle Lovin'
It’s war time.  And the Viet Cong isn’t the only thing to fear.  There is a mad scientist, CIA psycho, Big Foot and un-fossilized creatures. A special military unit is deployed to uncover the covert operation. Their mission is a little bit dangerous and whole lot zany. Playwright Scott Oken mashes together a “Platoon” meets “Jurassic Park”... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up The Factory, Lifeline, Chicago Shakes, Theater Wit, Goodman and More!

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “The Iceman Cometh” at Goodman Theatre,“Pride and Prejudice” at Lifeline Theatre, “Tigers Sit Still” at Theatre Wit, and “Timon of Athens” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.  Then, we chat with Scott Oken, Artistic Director at The Factory, director of “White Trash Wedding and a Funeral”, Mike Beyer, Ensemble member at The Factory, writer of “White Trash Wedding and a Funeral”, and Debra Ehrhardt, “Jamaica, Farewell” one woman show at Chopin Theatre.  And... Read more »

“White Trash Wedding and a Funeral” (Factory Theater): Kicking Off a 20th Anniversary Season with a Shot to the Face

“White Trash Wedding and a Funeral” (Factory Theater): Kicking Off a 20th Anniversary Season with a Shot to the Face
Reviewed by Jasleen Jaswal Vines Big name theaters in Chicago garner a lot of attention (and deservedly so) for the quality of their productions and the stars that grace their stage (for a current example, check out the media frenzy over “The Iceman Cometh”). Often overlooked are smaller Chicago theater companies that fly under the... Read more »
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"Johnny Theatre" (Chemically Imbalanced Theatre): Industry-Sized Spoof-tastic!

"Johnny Theatre" (Chemically Imbalanced Theatre): Industry-Sized Spoof-tastic!
#72.  Josh and I host a podcast called Chicago Theatre Off Book.  In 6 months, we’ve produced 24 shows.  We bring the theatre community in to chat about what they do best:  Entertain Chicago!  And big or small, all theatres have the same struggle.  Everybody is chasing that next big hit that will fill the... Read more »