Posts tagged "Sideshow Theatre"

"9 Circles" (Sideshow Theatre): Must Be Seen

"9 Circles" (Sideshow Theatre):  Must Be Seen
Sideshow Theatre Company, in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, presents the Chicago premiere of 9 CIRCLES. Playwright Bill Cain’s story is set in 2006 Iraq but it could as easily be 2013 Syria.  The play’s underlying questions of ‘what is the USA doing? And why?’ are timely to today’s... Read more »

"The Burden of not having a Tail" (Sideshow Theatre): Miller is Crazy (Great)!

"The Burden of not having a Tail" (Sideshow Theatre): Miller is Crazy (Great)!
Sideshow Theatre presents the World Premiere of THE BURDEN OF NOT HAVING A TAIL. The curious title of Playwright Carrie Barrett’s new work sounds like a kid’s book.  It could easily be the name of the adventures of Curious George’s trainer.  It isn’t.  Walking into the cellophane-wrapped theatre, any thoughts of a children’s theme are eliminated. ... Read more »

"Maria/Stuart" (Sideshow Theatre): Quirky to Whacked Out!

"Maria/Stuart" (Sideshow Theatre):  Quirky to Whacked Out!
Sideshow Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Maria/Stuart. Grandma Ruthie uses dementia to grow old hatefully. The crusty old hag torments her family with unapologetic meanness. Her bitchy daughters Lizzie and Marnie have inherited their mom’s maternal skills. They smother and berate their own kids and each other’s. The third daughter Sylvia is the nice but crazy... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Cor Theatre, Steppenwolf, Sideshow, The Hypocrites, The Factory and more!

Off Book Chats Up Cor Theatre, Steppenwolf, Sideshow, The Hypocrites, The Factory and more!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Ren Faire: Fistful of Ducats” by The Factory Theatre , “Savageland” by Nothing Special Productions , “The Fall of the House of Usher” by The Hypocrites and “Idomeneus” by Sideshow Theatre.  And our Special Guests are Tosha Fowler and Victoria DeIorio, co-founders at Cor Theatre plus actor and director for “Skin Tight” and Erica Daniels, Associate Artistic Director and Casting Director at Steppenwolf Theatre.  And of course, we have... Read more »

"Idomeneus" (Sideshow Theatre): This King Rules!

"Idomeneus" (Sideshow Theatre): This King Rules!
“The Iliad,” “Electra,” “Oedipus el Rey,” it’s a Greekfest in Chicago!  Recent plays have been showcasing Greek theatre roots.  The fascinating complexity and connectivity of the ancient stories makes me want to take a Mythology course. Sideshow Theatre presents the American premiere of IDOMENEUS.  The Trojan War is over!  Idomeneus, the King of Crete, is... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Remy Bumppo, Idle Muse, Magic Parlour, Sideshow, Soul and More!

Off Book Chats Up Remy Bumppo, Idle Muse, Magic Parlour, Sideshow, Soul and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:  “Magic Parlour” at The Palmer House, “The Gacy Play” by Sideshow Theatre and “The Lover” by Soul TheatreOur special guests are Evan Jackson, Artistic Director at Idle Muse Theatre and Nick Sandys, Artistic Director at Remy Bumppo. And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights. This July 13, 2012 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance. Shot word... Read more »
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"The Gacy Play" (Sideshow Theatre): Andy Luther is a Serial Killer! ...I'm just saying.

#138. As a single woman with skin that would make a nice dress, I’ve survived murder by putting people into two categories:  serial killers and the others. On the bus, at a restaurant, in the next door apartment: killers have to commute, eat, live… somewhere.   Being aware of this basic truth keeps me alive.  I... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Mary Arrchie, Sideshow, Lookingglass, Goodman, About Face, Strange Tree and More

Off Book Chats Up Mary Arrchie, Sideshow, Lookingglass, Goodman, About Face, Strange Tree and More
Chicago Theatre Off Book chats about three new theatre openings during the review round-up: “Immediate Family” at GoodmanTheatre and About Face Theatre, “Eastland:  A New Musical” at Lookingglass Theatre, and “Goodbye Cruel World” at Strange Tree Group Theatre.  And our special guests are Calamity West, Playwright “The Gacy Play” at Sideshow Theatre, Richard Cotovsky, Founding... Read more »

2011 Top Ten Chicago Theatre Picks

2011 Top Ten Chicago Theatre Picks
From the first show of the year, Trap Door’s “HamletMachine” to the final opening of the year, last night’s “The Addams Family,” 2011 was a banner year for theatre in Chicago.  250+ theatre companies produced over 400+ shows.  Big blockbuster touring epics like Les Miserables to no-frills, all-poignant productions at ShawChicago entertained the Chicagoland masses. ... Read more »
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Off Book chats to Strawdog and Chicago Shakes and much more!

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP. This week, we review local theatre offerings looking for love, beauty and hand. Later, we’ll chat with Strawdog Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theater about the excitement around their 2011/2012 Season. And of course, we’re featuring two local playwrights in our one-minute audio play segment, Got... Read more »