Posts tagged "Mortar Theatre"

"Seek and Ye Shall Find" (Mortar Theatre): Tour de Force

"Seek and Ye Shall Find" (Mortar Theatre): Tour de Force
Q: What do you get when the Million Man March intersects with the Gay Pride Parade? A: Sentell Harper as the tour de force Grand Marshal. Sentell Harper is sensational in his one man show. As the writer and performer, he confronts his own prejudice against gay black men. Sentell takes a journey on the Red Line... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Goodman, Pegasus, Mortar and More

Off Book Chats Up Goodman, Pegasus, Mortar and More
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews Measure for Measure at Goodman Theatre.  Our special guests are Dana Lynn Formby, playwright and Ilesa Duncan, director of Pegasus Players’ “If You Split a Second.”   This April 5th episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by Marty’s Martini Bar.  Shot word of the day:  split   Chicago... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Raven, Northlight, Hell in a Handbag, Mortar and 2012 Jeff Award Predictions

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is a *SPECIAL DOUBLE* edition.  First, we review openings at theatres around the area: “Bang the Drum Slowly” at Raven Theatre, “[title of show]“ at Northlight Theatre, “Sexy Baby” at Hell in a Handbag, “Bombs, Babes and Bingo” at Mortar Theatre.  Then, our special guests predict the 2012 Non-Equity Jeff Awards.  Awards to be announced on June 4th at Park West.  And coming soon…... Read more »
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"Bombs, Babes and Bingo" (Mortar Theatre): Clever Premise

In moments of great sadness, I often swallow a great one liner or life musing.  It’s a curse and a gift that in times of grief, I see humor.  Funeral, break-up, argument, it doesn’t matter the situation – something funny usually occurs to me.  Sometimes I give into sharing the joke.  The comedic release can... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Off Book

Chicago Theatre Off Book is the new voice of community collaboration on CHIRP, Chicago Independent Radio Project.  Every week,  Off Book will feature Chicago leaders in performing arts entertainment.  From small storefront to the big warhorses, Off Book will focus on what’s happening on the Chicagoland theatrical landscape.  With reviews, interviews and one-minute  audio-plays, Off Book will showcase the local talents driving Chicago’s dynamic... Read more »

"Corazon De Manzana" (Mortar Theatre): Human Complexity to the Core

"Corazon De Manzana" (Mortar Theatre):  Human Complexity to the Core
My sister Cindy and I use to stick toothpicks into our Barbies’ heads.  Sometimes, it was to give them a fashionable up-do.  And sometimes, it was just to dishevel their appearances.  With the Dream House AND the dune buggy, our Barbies’ lives were a little too perfect.  They needed a reality check on life’s hardships. ... Read more »
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Review "Mother Bear": Fast-Moving, Semi Comedy, Big-Wheeling Thriller!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 2nd   Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Mortar Theatre presents MOTHER BEAR At Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Written by Jayme McGhan Directed by Jason Boat Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 3pm Thru June 19th  Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours and 5... Read more »

Review "I AM MONTANA": Consuming Journey of Self-Discovery

        Audio Podcast available on ITUNES Chicago Theatre Reviews for week of April 10th Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Mortar Theatre presents I AM MONTANA At Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Written by Samuel D. Hunter Directed by Rachel Edwards Harvith Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 3pm Thru May 7th ... Read more »

VOTE, LISTEN, PARTY with HONOR!

THE VOTES ARE IN! The 2010 Honor Awards will be presented to 10 winners in 10 categories for his/her exceptional contribution to the Chicago theatre experience last year.  The first tier of voting has determined finalists in each category.  This final round of voting will conclude on February 21st.  Please vote for your favorites and spread the word!... Read more »
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Review "Under America": IN Range But OVER Target

Mortar Theatre presents UNDER AMERICAAt Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. SouthportWritten by Jacob JuntunenDirected by Rachel Edwards HarvithThru September 26th Buy TicketsRunning time:  Two hours and forty minutes includes two 10-minute intermissions Reviewed by Katy Walsh Robbed at knife point, raped in a tunnel, surrounded by cats:  What’s real?  And what’s a horrible hallucination conjured up... Read more »