Posts tagged "ShawChicago"

Review "Pygmalion" (ShawChicago): Bloody Brilliant Depiction

Review "Pygmalion" (ShawChicago):  Bloody Brilliant Depiction
The short description of Pygmalion might be ‘My Fair Lady without the music.’ That explanation would truly be a disservice to George Bernard Shaw. Although I love the musical, especially the movie version with Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, for its pageantry and catchy tunes, it does not fully capture the radical aspects of Shaw’s play. He intricately and... Read more »

"James Barrie's Quartets" (ShawChicago): Engaging Triple-Play

"James Barrie's Quartets" (ShawChicago):  Engaging Triple-Play
ShawChicago Theatre Company presents James Barrie’s Quartets. Steering away from their namesake, ShawChicago closes its season with a tribute to the man behind “Peter Pan.”  For this showcase, Director Robert Scogin has selected three one-act plays to perform by a quartet.  Scogin expertly directs the same four actors playing all the parts.  As is the ShawChicago hallmark, the talented... Read more »

"Widowers' Houses" (ShawChicago): It's a Shaw First!

"Widowers' Houses" (ShawChicago):  It's a Shaw First!
ShawChicago presents Widowers’ Houses.  Harry and Blanche are in love.  They met on vacation.  He comes from old money with a modest allowance.  She is nouveau rich with a materialistic appetite.  When their families agree to the match, what could stop their wedded bliss?  Money!  Financial woes become a barrier to young love.  Harry finds out Blanche’s... Read more »
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"The Millionairess" (ShawChicago): A Rich Screwball Comedy!

"The Millionairess" (ShawChicago):  A Rich Screwball Comedy!
ShawChicago presents THE MILLIONAIRESS.  Epifania Fitzfassenden is a rich lady.  She has everything that money can buy… but love.  Her boyfriend uses her for her wealthy connections.  And her tennis player husband, Alastair is cheating on her.  Epifania decides to make some changes in her life.  She is going to get divorced and get a... Read more »

"Mrs. Warren's Profession" (ShawChicago): Looking for a different career path?

          The play is morally rotten…the story…the incidents… the characters are wholly immoral and degenerate… the play is an insult to decency.         -New York Herald, October 1905 ShawChicago presents Mrs. Warren’s Profession.  Kitty Warren is a businesswoman, a single mother – and a whore.  Vivie Warren is a college graduate, a detached daughter,... Read more »

"Androcles and the Lion" (ShawChicago): Talented Lion is Too Big for Its Cage!

#25. ShawChicago presents Androcles and the Lion.  The Romans like a good game.  The coliseum packs the spectators in to watch death by lion. The prey is Christians.  When the Christians decide to not fight back, the sport loses its competitive edge.  The martyrs are ruining the entertainment value.  Caesar doesn’t know what to do.  The... Read more »
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"Noel Coward in Two Keys" (ShawChicago): Double Play = Home Run!

It’s been twenty years but I still remember the moment and location of my greatest heartbreak.  The taste of my beer.  The look in his eyes. The feel of my blood rushing to my face.  The  sound of absolute silence as a piece of me hit the floor with a dull thud.   The smell of... Read more »

Review "Arms and the Man": Well-Acted, Comedic Pretend!

      ShawChicago presents    Arms and the Man    Written by George Bernard Shaw Directed by Robert Scogin at DCA Studio Theatre, 78 E. Washington (map) through May 15  |  tickets: $10-$22  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh A young girl is enchanted by war.  Her plan for survival is to close her eyes and cover her ears.  When the enemy advances through her... Read more »

"Votes for Women!" Theatre Review: We've Come A Long Way Baby!

Votes for Women! by Elizabeth Robins directed by Robert Scogin thru November 9, 2009 Inadequate health care coverage, conservatives versus liberals, rumors of a politician’s past sexual indiscretion? No, Votes for Women! isn’t the story of Hillary Clinton’s rise to power. In fact, actress and playwright Elizabeth Robins wrote the work over a hundred years... Read more »
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Unwrap This Holiday Present NOW!

ShawChicago presents Mid-Winter’s Tales 09 At the Ruth Page Theatre (1016 N. Dearborn)Adapted and directed by Belinda Bremner December 18th-21st (ticket info: 312-587-7390) Before the age of electronic entertainment, communities gathered around the fireplace to tell stories. With the wind howling outside and increased hours of darkness, families told tales to amuse themselves and brighten... Read more »