Posts tagged "Profiles Theatre"

Hellcab (Profiles Theatre): Dillion Drives this Cab like a Star

Hellcab (Profiles Theatre):  Dillion Drives this Cab like a Star
Reviewed by Katrina Wyss Profiles Theatre presents Hellcab. Hellcab was a chance to ride alongside a grumpy, yet emotional driver through the streets of Chicago on Christmas Eve. Although the play introduces the audience to many charming and quirky characters portrayed amazingly by actors in just a few minutes on stage. Not many actors can... Read more »

"Wrecks" (Profiles Theatre): Brilliantly Blindsiding

"Wrecks" (Profiles Theatre):  Brilliantly Blindsiding
Profiles Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of WRECKS. John Judd (Edward) stars in this one man show.  Judd is a widower at the funeral home.  His wife has died and he has escaped the mourners to smoke in a side room.  He addresses the audience like bystanders to the tragedy of his life.  And he... Read more »

"In God's Hat" (Profiles Theatre): Exactly what Profiles does best

"In God's Hat" (Profiles Theatre): Exactly what Profiles does best
Profiles Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of IN GOD’S HAT. This show kicks off Profiles’ 25th Anniversary Season.  Throughout this performance, my resonating thought was IN GOD’S HAT is pure Profiles.  It’s an edgy drama with bursts of dark comedy about the underbelly of society. The portrayal of humanity is both disgusting and endearing.  ... Read more »
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"In The Company of Men" (Profiles Theatre): Lacking the LaBute Punch

"In The Company of Men" (Profiles Theatre):  Lacking the LaBute Punch
Profiles Theatre presents the World Premiere of IN THE COMPANY OF MEN. I’ve seen a number of Neil LaBute’s plays.  His dialogue is riddled with profanity and comedy.  His characters are usually acerbic.  And the drama typically twists and warps unexpectedly.  I’m often left marred for life after a LaBute show.  His nuggets of wisdom... Read more »

EXTENDED AGAIN THRU February 24th "Hellcab" (Profiles Theatre): Slick Transitions and Memorable Characters

EXTENDED AGAIN THRU February 24th "Hellcab" (Profiles Theatre):  Slick Transitions and Memorable Characters
Profiles Theatre presents Hellcab in its 20th Anniversary production.  It’s Christmas Eve in Chicago. A taxi driver starts his holiday shift picking up church goers at 6:30am and ends it with a late night run to Melrose Diner. In between, it’s a mad parade of drunks and punks in and out of the backseat. The cabdriver is looking... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Chicago Shakes, Abraham Werewolf, Profiles, Porchlight and Babes with Blades!

Off Book Chats Up Chicago Shakes, Abraham Werewolf, Profiles, Porchlight and Babes with Blades!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “After” at Profiles Theatre , “A Class Act” byPorchlight Music Theatre and “Susan Swayne and the Bewildered Bride” by Babes with Blades Theatre.  And Off Book talks with special guests:  Matt Hooks, co-founder of Abraham Werewolf Theatre and starring in “Spirits to Enforce”, Gus Menary, co-founder of Jackalope Theatre, ensemble member at The Inconvenience, director of “Spirits to Enforce”... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Mammals, Chicago Opera Theatre, Profiles, Cor, and More!

Off Book Chats Up Mammals, Chicago Opera Theatre, Profiles, Cor, and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Sweet and Sad” at Profiles Theater, “Skin Tight” by Cor Theatre and “Steady Rain” by Chicago Commercial Collective.  And Off Book talks with special guests:  Bob Fisher, Founder of The Mammals and Jerry Tietz, General Manager of Chicago Opera Theater.  And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments, one from a local playwright and an aria... Read more »

After (Profiles Theatre): Martinez's Unforgettable Chicago Debut

After (Profiles Theatre):  Martinez's Unforgettable Chicago Debut
A lot happened from 1995-2012.  I can’t imagine having missed it.  Or can I? Profiles Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of AFTER.  The good news is DNA proved that Monty is innocent.  The bad news is the exoneration came 17 years late.  Monty went to prison at 17. And now at 34, he is free. ... Read more »

"Sweet and Sad" (Profiles Theatre): Cast is Perfect in Human Imperfection!

"Sweet and Sad" (Profiles Theatre): Cast is Perfect in Human Imperfection!
As adults when all my sisters finally gather around a table for a meal, it’s usually a special occasion of some kind.  It takes a holiday for the four of us to step out of our different worlds and step back into familial.  As the wine is poured, the meal conversation usually eases from surface... Read more »
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Off Book chats Goodman, Pavement Group, Profiles, Strawdog, Court and more!

Off Book chats Goodman, Pavement Group, Profiles, Strawdog, Court and more!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:   “In the Forest, Dark and Deep” at Profiles Theatre, “Duchess of Malfi” at Strawdog Theatre,  “Angels in America” – Part 1 at Court Theatre and “Rise of the Numberless” by Bailiwick Chicago and The New Colony.  We chat with special guests; Tara... Read more »