Posts tagged "Shane Kenyon"

EXTENDED Thru Feb 1 "The Seafarer" (Seanachai Theatre): The Drunken Holiday Show Alternative

EXTENDED Thru Feb 1 "The Seafarer" (Seanachai Theatre):  The Drunken Holiday Show Alternative
Seanachai Theatre presents THE SEAFARER. It’s Christmas time.  Richard plans to spend the holiday blind-stinking drunk…literally. Brad Armacost (Richard) is a boozer who lost his eyesight.  No one in Chicago plays a sloshed Irishman more charming than Armacost.  In The Seafarer, Armacost is hilariously inebriated.  A vivid storyteller, Armacost has this marvelous ability to draw the audience in... Read more »

"Big Love" (Strawdog Theatre): is Big Love!

"Big Love" (Strawdog Theatre):  is Big Love!
Strawdog Theatre Company presents BIG LOVE. The love starts immediately.  Walking into the theatre, I’m enchanted by the garlands hung all over the place (Scenic Designer Mike Mroch).  Strings of light bulbs are intermingled with the flowers.  A pianist is playing wedding tunes.  The mood is ripe for some good lovin.’   Cue the bride… Stacy... Read more »

"Trainspotting USA" (Theatre Wit): Disconcertingly Real and Unforgettable

"Trainspotting USA" (Theatre Wit): Disconcertingly Real and Unforgettable
Irvine Welsh wrote a prolific novel about heroin addiction called “Trainspotting.”  It became a successful stageplay and a cult movie starring Ewan McGregor.  And now, the story has come to Chicago by way of Missouri. Jeffrey Brunstein, Laura St. James, Tom Mullen and Tom Chiola, in association with Keaton Wooden and Books & Lyrics Theatricals... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Trainspotting USA, Mary Arrchie, Chicago Shakes, A Red Orchid, IRVINE WELSH and more!

Off Book Chats Up Trainspotting USA, Mary Arrchie, Chicago Shakes, A Red Orchid, IRVINE WELSH and more!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Sunday in the Park with George” by Chicago Shakespeare Theater, “Geography of a Horse Dreamer” by Mary Arrchie Theatre, “HooDoo Love” by Collective Theatre.  Special Guests:  Brett Neveu, Playwright of “The Opponent” and A Red Orchid Theatre company member Writer Irvine Welsh and Actor Shane Kenyon on “Trainspotting USA” And of course, we have a new Got A Minute? segment... Read more »

"Petrified Forest" (Strawdog Theatre): Rooted in a lot of Scary Woulds

"Petrified Forest" (Strawdog Theatre): Rooted in a lot of Scary Woulds
#44.  Anyone who has ever waited tables knows the pain of a boring shift.  The clock slowly ticks it down.  You fantasize that the next customer is going to: leave a whopping tip,   sweep you off your feet, blow the place up or all of the above.  You just want something to change everything.... Read more »

"The Shadow of a Gunman" (Seanachai Theatre Company): Harmless Pretend Turns Deadly Reality

Writers pretending to be someone else to impress a potential love interest.  There should *never* be a law against that.  Seanachai Theatre Company presents The Shadow of a Gunman.  In 1920, a poet moves into a Dublin tenement.  He is mistaken for an Irish Republican.  Unlike the American faction, these republicans are the liberal rogues.  Four years earlier,... Read more »
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Review "Where We're Born": Comedy to Drama with Substance!

   Steppenwolf Theatre presents       Where We’re Born    Written by Lucy Thurber Directed by Brad Akin at Steppenwolf Garage Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted (map) through June 18  |  tickets: $20  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh  A college student returns home on break.  Beers, shots, joints: life is exactly how she left it. The escape to the comfortably familiar lulls her into trying... Read more »

2011 REMOUNT "Jailbait": 'Sexual Perversity' Meets 'High School Musical' Sans the Tunes!

REMOUNT at Second Stage, 3408 N. Sheffield, January 13th thru February 27th Profiles Theatre presents  JAILBAITAt 4147 N. Broadway Written by Deirdre O’ConnorDirected by Joe JahrausThru October 17th  Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Ninety minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘When you are 15, everything fun is illegal.’  A nightclub pick-up is riddled with risks:... Read more »

The Tallest Man: Dramatic Charmer with Banshee, Bedlam, and Booze

The Artistic Home presents THE TALLEST MANAt 3914 N. ClarkWritten by Jim LynchDirected by John MossmanThru August 22nd Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours includes a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘Do you love me?’ ‘Go away fool!’  It’s a question of importance.  What really matters most?  Love.  Money.  Land. Family. The Artistic Home... Read more »
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