16th Street Theater presents Broken Fences. Three artistic directors, Ann Filmer (16th Street), Ilesa Duncan (Pegasus Players), and Daniel Bryant (Congo Square) unite for this multi-layered look at a neighborhood’s footprint in the past, present and future. Read the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Beat.
A writer writing about writers struggling to tell their story has an amusing symmetry. In an ode to his craft, Playwright Donald Margulies explores multiple themes. Margulies illustrates the relationship of two writers over a six year period, starting out teacher to student before evolving. Carmen Roman (Ruth) becomes mentor, employer, mother, contender. And Gwendolyn Whiteside (Lisa) becomes a writer. Margulies... Read more »
This holiday show spells Christmas with a capital *C*… Carols, Cookies, Clarence! American Blues Theater presents It’s a Wonderful Life: Live at the Biograph! It’s a 1940 radio broadcast of the holiday classic. Suicidal man sees how his life effected the entire town of Bedford Falls. Clarence, an angel second class, is helping George Bailey vanquish his... Read more »
When I was a senior in high school, our football team sucked. They won only two games in our final year: homecoming and senior night. Luckily, those were the most important ones. But no matter the anticipated outcome, we were there. We were there to cheer, to complain and to console. American Blues Theater presents... Read more »