Posts tagged "Sarah Hughey"

EXTENDED Thru Nov 23 "Motortown" (Steep Theatre): Steep's Signature Move Kicked Up A Knotch

EXTENDED Thru Nov 23 "Motortown" (Steep Theatre):  Steep's Signature Move Kicked Up A Knotch
The hallmark of a Steep production is its ability to fuse the audience to emotion.  Steep chooses edgy stories.  The ensemble spirals into angst-driven turmoil.  The intimate theatre space forces an amalgamation of performer and audience.  There is no fourth wall.  It’s more like an invisible flimsy blanket.  A Steep audience feels what the character... Read more »

"The Elephant and the Whale" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Big Time Adorable!

"The Elephant and the Whale" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Big Time Adorable!
Chicago Children’s Theatre, in conjunction with Redmoon Theatre, presents the world premiere of The Elephant and the Whale. The best indicator of an engaging children’s show is the stillness of the kids.  From lights up to blackout, this audience is transfixed.  Everyone is glued to their seat as the theatrics commence.  Of course, there are the frequent... Read more »

"Night Over Erzinga" (Silk Road Rising): Compelling Storytelling Flounders

"Night Over Erzinga" (Silk Road Rising):  Compelling Storytelling Flounders
Silk Road Rising presents Night Over Erzinga.  Alice and Jimmy are a young married couple. They are raising a daughter in post-depression USA.  What make them different from any other couple?  They survived the genocide of their Armenian homeland.   Alice is haunted by the real nightmares of her past.  Jimmy lives with the unknown fate of his... Read more »
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"The Houdini Box" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Marvelously Magical!

#19.  I’m a big fan of magic!  It’s an inarguable explanation for anything.  What makes my computer work?  Magic! How did she know to call?  Magic! Where did that cookie go?  Magic!  I could have gotten a liberal arts degree at Hogwarts.  I’m completely satisfied with *magic* being the answer to any question. Chicago Children’s... Read more »

"The Kid Thing" (About Face Theatre): Smart Script more than Baby Talk!

  Tick tock!  A thirty-something woman hears the escalating sounds of a stopwatch counting down her reproductive days.  Multiply this by four women in committed relationships, the deafening noise is a real cluster-clock!  About Face Theatre andChicago Dramatists present The Kid Thing.  Good friends gather for a casual dinner party.  They debate Michael Jackson’s merits as a parent.  What... Read more »