Posts tagged "Red Tape Theatre"

"The Skriker" (Red Tape Theatre): Intrigues with Deranged Chaos

"The Skriker" (Red Tape Theatre):  Intrigues with Deranged Chaos
My worst nightmares are concoctions my own mind produces.  Snippets of real life combine with the phantasmagorical to terrify.  Sometimes during the bad dream, I realize I’m asleep and I unconsciously try to wake myself up.  Occasionally, I’m successful at opening my eyes.  Other times, I’m hazily aware I’m trapped in the recesses of my... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Red Tape, Rivendell, Timeline, Redtwist, New Leaf and more!

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Elephant Graveyard” at RedTape Theatre, “The Cripple of Inishmaan” atRedtwist Theatre, “My Kind of Town” at TimeLine Theatre, and “Arcadia”at New Leaf Theatre. And we chat with special guests, James Palmer, Artistic Director at RedTape Theatre, Carrie Drapac, Ensemble Member at RedTape Theatre, Tara Mallen, Founder and Artistic Director of Rivendell Theatre.... Read more »

"Elephant's Graveyard" (Red Tape Theatre): Whimsical Memorial to Unexpected Truths

#108.  I’m not an animal person. I don’t want a dog, cat or fish. The only animal I’d like to acquire is a full-length mink coat.  Despite this lack of sensitivity to non-human species, zoos and circuses have always troubled me.  Animals held in captivity for people’s viewing pleasure just seems wrong. Red Tape Theatre presents Elephant’s... Read more »
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"The Gingerbread House" (Red Tape Theatre): Disturbing Aftertaste!

#30. “What are you doing Friday night?”  I use to respond excitedly with ‘Nothing!  Why?’  Now, I force myself to evaluate the source of the inquiry.  Friends with kids?!  I’ve learned that what use to mean a fun outing sometimes translates to a babysitter request.  I’ve trained myself to just ask ‘why?‘    “Kids won’t change... Read more »

"Five Flights" (Immediate Theatre): Grounded in Bittersweet Truths

‘I want to live a paler life.  One that is too bright attracts too much attention.‘  Life is all about choices.  We get to choose. What to believe. How to worship. Who not to love.     Immediate Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Five Flights.  Once upon a time, a husband built a bird sanctuary for... Read more »

"Brand" (Red Tape Theatre Company): Labeling it *UNIQUE*!

Josh:  How was the show? Me:  I don’t know. Red Tape Theatre presents BRAND.  Temptation.  Damnation.  Redemption.  These are the essences of this Henrik Ibsen play.  In a nutshell, a priest struggles with his life.  For me, the story became secondary to the experience.  Red Tape has created a virtual reality of this classic.  I’m... Read more »
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