Posts tagged "Stephen Ptacek"

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 »

EXTENDED Thru Nov 24th "The Killer Angels" (Lifeline Theatre): A Lifeline Achievement

EXTENDED Thru Nov 24th "The Killer Angels" (Lifeline Theatre):  A Lifeline Achievement
A textbook tells the facts.  A movie showcases the action.  This play embodies the true human struggle of the Civil War.  It’s like a reenactment, but instead of reliving glorified battlefield maneuvers, it focuses on the men making the historical decisions.  This insider’s perspective shows the conflict, the doubt, and the hope of a nation... Read more »

"Fight Girl Battle World" (Infusion Theatre): Sci-Fi Geek's Wet Dream

"Fight Girl Battle World" (Infusion Theatre): Sci-Fi Geek's Wet Dream
Worlds collide in this intergalactic match-up. Humans vs aliens.  E-V vs Adon-Ra.  Comedy vs action.  Puppets vs actors.  The sci-fi spoof is a tribute to humanity.  Playwright Qui Nguyen penned the futuristic story of the extinction of the human race.   His clever satire tries to hook-up the last two humans in the galaxy; the streetfighter E-V   and... Read more »
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"A Permanent Image" (Livewire Chicago Theatre): Compelling and Life Altering

"A Permanent Image" (Livewire Chicago Theatre): Compelling and Life Altering
LiveWire Chicago Theatre, in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), presents the Chicago premiere of A Permanent Image. Bo lives 3,000 miles from his parents.  Ally’s home is only three hours away.  Neither sibling has seen their folks in a few years.  Their father’s death brings them home for the holidays.  When... Read more »

"Allotment Annie" (Infusion Theatre): War Bride-zillas

"Allotment Annie" (Infusion Theatre):  War Bride-zillas
Infusion Theatre presents the world premiere of Allotment Annie.  It’s 1944.  Americans are fighting off the Germans overseas.  Meanwhile, war crimes are being committed right here on the home front.  A friendly Poughkeepsie, New York tavern welcomes the military.  Fran and Virginia will dance, screw and marry any service guy that walks in the door.   The gals... Read more »

"The Skriker" (Red Tape Theatre): Intrigues with Deranged Chaos

"The Skriker" (Red Tape Theatre):  Intrigues with Deranged Chaos
My worst nightmares are concoctions my own mind produces.  Snippets of real life combine with the phantasmagorical to terrify.  Sometimes during the bad dream, I realize I’m asleep and I unconsciously try to wake myself up.  Occasionally, I’m successful at opening my eyes.  Other times, I’m hazily aware I’m trapped in the recesses of my... Read more »
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EXTENDED Thru 3/11 "Dark Plays Or Stories for Boys" (Collaboraction Theatre): Dark Comedy Amazes and Dazes!

EXTENDED Thru  3/11 "Dark Plays Or Stories for Boys" (Collaboraction Theatre):  Dark Comedy Amazes and Dazes!
#10. At the dawn of the Internet, my friend Jay fell virtually in love… multiple times.  All of his e-relationships ended abruptly usually around the first physical meeting… whether it actually happened or not.  I remember one guy claimed to be a US Olympic gymnast alternate.  Jay was especially intrigued by this chat room turned... Read more »

Review "Dead Letter Office": Hand Delivered Special Delivery

Dog & Pony Theatre Company presents DEAD LETTER OFFICEAt DCA Storefront Theatre, 66 E. RandolphWritten by Philip DawkinsConceived by Ben ViccellioDirected by Dieterich GrayThru July 18th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours includes a ten minute intermission By Katy Walsh For 44 cents, I expect a lot.  I want bill payments to arrive before the due... Read more »