Posts tagged "Ryan Lanning"

"Hedwig and The Angry Inch" (Haven Theatre Chicago): Head-bopping, Side-splitting, Heart-tugging

"Hedwig and The Angry Inch" (Haven Theatre Chicago):  Head-bopping, Side-splitting, Heart-tugging
Haven Theatre Chicago presents their inaugural production, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. Playwright John Cameron Mitchell turned an original story into a cult classic.  His heroine is an East German rock-n-roll singer.  She used to be Hansel and now she’s an “internationally ignored song stylist” named Hedwig.  Her show is part rock and roll concert,... Read more »

"Exit, Pursued By A Bear" (Theatre Seven): Witty and Cautionary Tale

"Exit, Pursued By A Bear" (Theatre Seven):  Witty and Cautionary Tale
“Why did I stay with him?  I’m broke.  I’m stuck.  I’m scared!”    -Nan Carter #130. Theatre Seven of Chicago presents the Chicago premiere of EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR.  Nan is abused by her husband.  She is finally leaving him.  Her departure strategy includes a stripper, a cheerleader and a bear. Before she goes, Nan wants... Read more »

WANT (Steppenwolf Theatre): First Look!

Time Out Theatre Editor Kris Vire told me once that he always inserts into his hectic review schedule new companies and new shows.  Despite being in demand on the established theatre season circuit, Kris likes to be in the audience for inaugural productions.  He wants to see the next big thing when it launches… new actor, new... Read more »
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Review "F#cking Men": Porn with a Real Storyline!

Bailiwick Chicago presents F#CKING MENAt Theatre Building Chicago/Stage 773, 1225 W. BelmontWritten by Joe DiPietroDirected by Tom Mullen Thru August 29th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Ninety minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘With girls you have to take them to dinner or be nice to them.  Guys you just need to look at them.’ ... Read more »