Posts tagged "Silk Road Rising"

"Invasion" (Silk Road Rising): Abulkasem

"Invasion" (Silk Road Rising):  Abulkasem
Silk Road Risings presents the Midwest Premiere of INVASION. Within the first ten minutes, this show establishes itself as unconventional… startlingly so. And then the avant-garde artistry continues. Sometimes, the play is a play within a play. Sometimes, it’s a TV show or a lecture with an interpreter. Playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri used multiple mediums... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Lookingglass, Silk Road, Livewire and more!

Off Book Chats Up Lookingglass, Silk Road, Livewire and more!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews “Still Alice” at Lookingglass Theatre  and “Lake Effect” at Silk Road Rising. Our special guest is Joshua Aaron Weinstein, Executive Director at LiveWire Chicago Theatre. This May 17th episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by Marty’s Martini Bar. Shot word of the day:  fascinating Chicago Theatre... Read more »

"The Lake Effect" (Silk Road Rising): Surpising Depth and Humor in the Lake

"The Lake Effect" (Silk Road Rising):  Surpising Depth and Humor in the Lake
Silk Road Rising presents THE LAKE EFFECT, a play originally commissioned by Silk Road Rising and Crossroads Theatre (New Brunswick, New Jersey) with development support from the Lark Play Development Center (New York City). This guy walks into a restaurant.  The guy behind the counter says, ‘we’re closed.‘  The first guy, a gregarious man, continues... Read more »
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"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 »

"Re-Spiced" (Silk Road Rising): Hybrid Built to Go the Distance!

"Re-Spiced" (Silk Road Rising):  Hybrid Built to Go the Distance!
They’re called Bui-Doi.  The dust of life,  Conceived in hell,  And born in strife. They are the living reminders Of all the good we failed to do.  That’s why we know Deep in our hearts  That they are all  Our children too.                                ... Read more »

Off Book Chats with Silk Road, Seanachai, and much more!

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies.  In addition, we chat with Kevin Theis, Seanachai Theatre ensemble member and director for “Moon for the Misbegotten”, Jamil Khoury, Founding Managing Director at Silk Road Rising and creator for “Re-Spiced”and Steve Scott, Associate Producer for Goodman Theatre and director for “Re-Spiced”  And of course, we have two new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights. This March 30, 2012 episode... Read more »
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