Posts tagged "Nick Bowling"

EXTENDED Thru Dec 29th "The Normal Heart" (Timeline Theatre): Stunning!

EXTENDED Thru Dec 29th "The Normal Heart" (Timeline Theatre):  Stunning!
TimeLine Theatre presents THE NORMAL HEART. In 1981, The New York Times published an article about ‘a rare cancer’ found in 41 homosexuals.  In 2013, the Center for Disease Control reports 1.1 million Americans are living with the HIV infection.  TimeLine Theatre strives to connect the present with the past.  THE NORMAL HEART chronicles the... Read more »

"Blood and Gifts" (Timeline Theatre): Thrilling, Stinging, Frightening

"Blood and Gifts" (Timeline Theatre):  Thrilling, Stinging, Frightening
TimeLine Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of BLOOD AND GIFTS. Reeling in the aftermath of 9/11, the United States became obsessed hunting weapons of mass destruction and Osama bid Laden.  Across the country, Americans scratched their heads and mused, ‘how did we get here?‘  Playwright J.T. Rogers answers that question by chronicling the 1980’s Soviet-Afghan... Read more »

"33 Variations" (Timeline Theatre): Evocative Sonata with Upbeat Tempo and Lingering Finish

"33 Variations" (Timeline Theatre):  Evocative Sonata with Upbeat Tempo and Lingering Finish
Back in the eighties, I worked at Bressler’s 33 Flavors Ice Cream store.  The more obscure Bressler’s proudly pushed being two up from the leading competitor Baskin Robins 31 Flavors. Butter pecan to rainbow sherbet, we had what anyone craved.  So, I always thought it was funny when someone, without even looking at the menu... Read more »
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"My Kind of Town" (TimeLine Theatre): One Show that Won't Let You Down

"My Kind of Town" (TimeLine Theatre):  One Show that Won't Let You Down
#109. Chicago = the C-word. Capone, crime, corruption.  The Windy City is known for big blustering windbags. We are the city selling the end results by questionable methods.  Political, judicial, criminal, multiple realms of our hometown have gotten a reputation for getting what we want through whatever means available.  Chicago is, The Wrigley Building. Chicago... Read more »

"A Catered Affair" (Porchlight Theatre): Mother of the Bride Captivates!

"A Catered Affair" (Porchlight Theatre):  Mother of the Bride Captivates!
#40.  Weddings are a lot of work.  Multiple variables can ruin the whole thing.  Wedding coordinators are hired to deal with the mundane and unexpected.  Their role is to keep it beautiful and special, no matter what. If they are good at their job, no one ever even knows there was an unpleasant moment. Unfortunately, marriages... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Off Book chats with Timeline, Stage 773 and reviews Lookingglass, The Lyric and Strawdog plus "Got A Minute?"

 It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project (CHIRP). This week, we review local theatre offerings that are burning up the stage with fire, heat, and smolder. Later, we’ll chat with Timeline and Stage 773 about the excitement around their 2011/2012 Season. And of course, we’re featuring two local playwrights in our... Read more »
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A Walk in the Woods (Timeline Theatre): Powerless Politicos, Powerful Cast

A Walk in the Woods (Timeline Theatre):  Powerless Politicos, Powerful Cast
Even when I know there is no possible future outcome, I’ll hold a meeting anyway.  Maybe it’s out of courtesy or curiosity.  But I’ll schedule it.  I just run it differently! In an interview, I ask personal questions.  On a date, I ask impersonal questions.  It might be confusing but if the other person thought... Read more »

EXTENDED THRU July 17th "The Front Page": Comics Meet Editorial Tabloid Entertainment!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of April 24th  Narrated by Joshua Volkers TimeLine Theatre presents THE FRONT PAGEAt 615 W. WellingtonWritten by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur Directed by Nick Bowling Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm Fridays at 8pm Saturdays at 4pm and 8:30pm Sundays at 2pm EXTENDED Thru July 17th... Read more »

Review "In Darfur": Massacre Exploited as Visual Spectacle

TimeLine Theatre presents IN DARFUR At 615 W. Wellington Written by Winter Miller Directed by Nick Bowling Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm Fridays at 8pm Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm Sundays at 2pm Buy Tickets Running Time:  95 minutes with no intermission   Reviewed by Katy Walsh   “Call it civil war, call it ethnic... Read more »
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Review "Farnsworth Invention": From Potato Fields to Couch Potatoes!

TimeLine Theatre presentsFARNSWORTH INVENTION At 615 W. Wellington Written by Aaron SorkinDirected by Nick Bowling Thru July 24th  Buy Tickets Running time:  Two hours and twenty minutes includes a ten minute intermission. Reviewed by Katy Walsh “Where is someone going to put a television in their house?”  Even before the punch line, that question from... Read more »