Posts tagged "Seth Bockley"

Unwilling and Hostile Instruments (Theatre Seven): Amalgamation of Chicago Women and History

Unwilling and Hostile Instruments (Theatre Seven): Amalgamation of Chicago Women and History
Reviewed by Jennifer Benoit-Bryan Theatre Seven presents the Chicago premiere of UNWILLING AND HOSTILE INSTRUMENTS.  The stories of seven women who pushed the boundaries of their times are presented in this production through nine mini plays designed to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of suffrage in Illinois.  Theatre Seven commissioned nine Chicago playwrights to tell... Read more »

"Grimm Fest" (First Floor Theater): Chicago Goes Grimm!

"Grimm Fest" (First Floor Theater): Chicago Goes Grimm!
First Floor Theater presents GRIMM FEST A couple of years ago, I was intrigued that not one but two television shows were dedicated to fairy tales.  “Once Upon a Time” and “Grimm” weren’t targeted to kids.  They were adult dramas anchored in childhood stories.  I watched both for awhile impressed by the complete opposite approaches... 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 »
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"Failure: A Love Story" (Victory Gardens): Enchanting Keepsake Timepiece

"Failure: A Love Story" (Victory Gardens):  Enchanting Keepsake Timepiece
This show is all about clock watching.  And it only took me five minutes to be completely smitten with the Fail family. Victory Gardens presents the World premiere of FAILURE:  A LOVE STORY.  Gertie, Jenny June and Nellie are the Fail sisters.  They live above the family clock shop on the Chicago River.  They each... Read more »

"Ask Aunt Susan" (Goodman Theatre): Bockley's Internet Indentity Crisis

To transition from Thanksgiving to December, my family’s tradition is to follow the turkey with a little “Christmas in Connecticut.”  The 1940’s Barbara Stanwyck movie has a successful writer tantalizing the country with her gourmet recipes and picture perfect homelife.  When a war hero needs a holiday treat, the publisher invites him to his staffer’s... Read more »

"The Ugly One" (Sideshow Theatre): Hideously Funny and Pretty Profound!

"The Ugly One" (Sideshow Theatre):  Hideously Funny and Pretty Profound!
Before he came out to his parents, my friend Dirk went out of his way to impress them.  He had a beautiful job, beautiful home, beautiful clothes.  When he heard they were coming to visit Chicago, he asked ME if I knew any beautiful girls that would fit into his beautiful life. Sideshow Theatre Company... Read more »
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Review '1001': Scheherazade Conspiracy at Play

Collaboraction presents 1001At Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. DivisionWritten by Jason GroteDirected by Seth BockleyBuy TicketsThru October 9th Running Time:  Two hours and thirty minutes includes a ten minute intermission and a delayed start Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘Everyone is a collection of stories.’ Change one person’s story and change a nation’s history.  Ah, the power... Read more »

Review "The Twins Would Like To Say": Double Pleasure with Reality and Delusion

Dog and Pony Theatre Company presents The Twins Would Like To Say At Steppenwolf Garage Theatre 1650 N. Halsted Written and directed by Seth Bockley and Devon de Mayo Thru April 25th Buy Tickets  Running Time:  Sixty-five minutes with no intermission This is a review about a play with multiple stories that starts with my story. ... Read more »