Posts tagged "Philip Dawkins"

"Grimm Fest" (First Floor Theater): Chicago Goes Grimm!

"Grimm Fest" (First Floor Theater): Chicago Goes Grimm!
First Floor Theater presents GRIMM FEST A couple of years ago, I was intrigued that not one but two television shows were dedicated to fairy tales.  “Once Upon a Time” and “Grimm” weren’t targeted to kids.  They were adult dramas anchored in childhood stories.  I watched both for awhile impressed by the complete opposite approaches... Read more »

"Failure: A Love Story" (Victory Gardens): Enchanting Keepsake Timepiece

"Failure: A Love Story" (Victory Gardens):  Enchanting Keepsake Timepiece
This show is all about clock watching.  And it only took me five minutes to be completely smitten with the Fail family. Victory Gardens presents the World premiere of FAILURE:  A LOVE STORY.  Gertie, Jenny June and Nellie are the Fail sisters.  They live above the family clock shop on the Chicago River.  They each... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Off Book's 1st Ever GAM-fest!

During our holiday hiatus, Chicago Theatre Off Book  on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP is featuring its first-ever GAM-fest!  It’s back to back episodes of our popular “Got A Minute?” segment.  The one minute audio plays feature playwrights’ work performed by our local theatre talent. We invite you to listen up and enjoy this inaugural GAM-fest! In addition, we welcome any writers’... Read more »
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Chicago Theatre Off Book Chats with Steep and Goodman plus recent theatre reviews

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book  on CHIRP.  This week, we review local theatre offerings focused on different cultures: the Amish, the French, and the Opera-goer. Later, we’ll chat with Steep and Goodman about the excitement around their 2011/2012 Season. And of course, we’re featuring two local playwrights in our one-minute audio play segment, Got A... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Off Book Chats with Lifeline and Lookingglass plus recent show reviews

 It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on CHIRP!  This week, we review local theatre offerings about family dysfunction, community dysfunction, and artistic dysfunction. Later, we’ll chat with Lifeline and Lookingglass about the excitement around their 2011/2012 Season. And of course, we’re featuring two local playwrights in our one-minute audio play segment, Got A Minute? Have a listen and... Read more »

EXTENDED AGAIN Thru August 21st "THE HOMOSEXUALS" Are Unstoppable!

  Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 23rd Narrated by Joshua Volkers  About Face Theatre presents THE HOMOSEXUALS Reviewed by Katy Walsh There is an accepted belief that six degrees separates one person from any other person.  In the gay community, the linkage is considerably tighter and more intimate.  That... Read more »
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Review "Dead Letter Office": Hand Delivered Special Delivery

Dog & Pony Theatre Company presents DEAD LETTER OFFICEAt DCA Storefront Theatre, 66 E. RandolphWritten by Philip DawkinsConceived by Ben ViccellioDirected by Dieterich GrayThru July 18th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours includes a ten minute intermission By Katy Walsh For 44 cents, I expect a lot.  I want bill payments to arrive before the due... Read more »

Coming Soon... Joshua Volkers in "Dead Letter Office"

Coming Soon... Joshua Volkers in "Dead Letter Office"
I met Joshua Volkers in 2008 when he was starring in Dog & Pony’s AS TOLD BY THE VIVIAN GIRLS.  No it wasn’t at the theatre.  It was at a restaurant, where he was a server.   The “Waiting for the Show” section of my blog is a nod out to Josh and all the actors... Read more »

Director to Deliver First Class Surprises in "Dead Letter Office"

Next week, Dog and Pony Theatre Company presents the world premiere of “Dead Letter Office” at DCA Theatre. Taking time from a grueling rehearsal schedule and search for an industrial staircase, David Dieterich Gray sat down with The Fourth Walsh to chat about his professional directorial debut.  Interview with David Dieterich Gray by Katy Walsh T4W:  What do you find attractive... Read more »
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