Tag: Nate Whelden

EXTENDED THRU Dec 14th "The Peacock" (Jackalope Theatre): Clever Writers' Story

EXTENDED THRU Dec 14th "The Peacock" (Jackalope Theatre):  Clever Writers' Story
Jackalope Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of THE PEACOCK. Playwright Calamity West pens an ode to writers.  Her story focuses on the construction of a story. Set in 1946, four guys and a gal compete for their professor’s favor.  West’s dialogue is an intriguing cerebral tickler.  From the start, curiosity is peaked.  A one-legged... Read more »

"Maria/Stuart" (Sideshow Theatre): Quirky to Whacked Out!

"Maria/Stuart" (Sideshow Theatre):  Quirky to Whacked Out!
Sideshow Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Maria/Stuart. Grandma Ruthie uses dementia to grow old hatefully. The crusty old hag torments her family with unapologetic meanness. Her bitchy daughters Lizzie and Marnie have inherited their mom’s maternal skills. They smother and berate their own kids and each other’s. The third daughter Sylvia is the nice but crazy... Read more »

"The Gacy Play" (Sideshow Theatre): Andy Luther is a Serial Killer! ...I'm just saying.

#138. As a single woman with skin that would make a nice dress, I’ve survived murder by putting people into two categories:  serial killers and the others. On the bus, at a restaurant, in the next door apartment: killers have to commute, eat, live… somewhere.   Being aware of this basic truth keeps me alive.  I... Read more »

Review "HEDDATRON": Creative Chaotic Comedy!

Sideshow Theatre presents  HEDDATRON Reviewed by Katy Walsh  Hedda Gabler:  Ibsen’s writing it.  Jane’s living it.  Nugget’s reporting it.  Robots are performing it.  Sideshow Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of HEDDATRON as part of the 2011 Steppenwolf Garage Repertory series.  Using documentary style film footage, HEDDATRON chronicles the recent robot led abduction of a woman. ... Read more »