Posts tagged "Mike Przygoda"

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 »

"The Three Musketeers" (Lifeline Theatre): Not Quite What I Had Imagined

"The Three Musketeers" (Lifeline Theatre):  Not Quite What I Had Imagined
When Lifeline announced their 2012/2013 season last year, I was immediately excited.  Having seen the talented ensemble in multiple productions, I immediately pre-cast Chris Hainsworth (Athos) and Christopher M. Walsh – no relation (Porthos).  And I eagerly awaited to see the spectacular adventure created by Lifeline.  And even though I was right about casting Hainsworth... Read more »

"Improbable Frequency" (Strawdog Theatre): Clever, Madcap Romp

"Improbable Frequency" (Strawdog Theatre):  Clever, Madcap Romp
Strawdog Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of IMPROBABLE FREQUENCY.  It’s 1940.  Hitler is a viable threat.  England is under attack.  Puzzle-pro Tristram Faraday answers a want ad and becomes the U.K.’s newest spy.  Faraday is shipped to Ireland to solve a transmission mystery.  Song requests on a radio station are influencing the weather.  Faraday is... Read more »
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"The Bear Suit of Happiness" (The New Colony): Sometimes a Drag

"The Bear Suit of Happiness" (The New Colony):  Sometimes a Drag
The New Colony presents the world premiere of The Bear Suit of Happiness.  It’s 1943.  At an American military base on an island in the Pacific, four soldiers are working on a show to entertain the troops.  Woody is the writer.  Frank is the composer.  Tom is the leading man.  And Norman is the diva-in-the-making.  The guys... Read more »

"Moby Dick" (Theatre on the Lake): See Worthy!

"Moby Dick" (Theatre on the Lake):  See Worthy!
Reruns are summer’s perfect television.  It gives us the opportunity to see a show that we missed the first time around.  Theatre on the Lake bases its season on this concept.  Eight plays from eight different theatre companies are selected from the 2011-2012 season.  The best of the best is remounted for a five show... Read more »

tick, tick...BOOM! (Porchlight Theatre): Magnetic Aguilar Nonstop Dream Chaser

30!  It’s a big one.  It’s ten years out from being a teenager.  And there is a certain expectation that by the age of 30, career, marriage, finances should be established or stabilized or at least a focus.  That’s why, when I turned 30, I freaked out and moved from Indiana to Chicago without a... Read more »
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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 »