Posts tagged "Steve Scott"

Clybourne Park (Redtwist Theatre): Provocative and Uproarious

Clybourne Park (Redtwist Theatre): Provocative and Uproarious
Reviewed by Tom Lawler Is Chicago a suitable place to live, prosper and raise your family?  This is a good question, and it depends where you live. It is this “separate but unequal” universe of segregated Chicago neighborhoods that Lorraine Hansberry explored in her 1959 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, A Raisin in the Sun, and in... Read more »

"Woman in Mind" (Eclipse Theatre): Digs Deep into a Woman's Psyche

"Woman in Mind" (Eclipse Theatre):  Digs Deep into a Woman's Psyche
Eclipse Theatre Company presents WOMAN IN MIND, the first show in the 2013 season dedicated to the work of Playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn. What happens when a woman gets hit in the head with a rake?  Playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn takes us through two scenarios simultaneously.  Ayckbourn creates two realities for his heroine Susan. Through... Read more »

"A Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre): Charming and Radiantly Entertaining

"A Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre): Charming and Radiantly Entertaining
Reviewed by Jeanette Hamel A Christmas Carol, playing for its 35th season at the Goodman Theatre, is the best present you can get for your family (and yourself) and is a delightful introduction to the holidays.  From lovely rendition of period appropriate Christmas Carols that greet you before the show (thank you Benet Academy Choir)... Read more »
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"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 »

"Black Pearl Sings!" (Northlight Theatre): E. Faye Butler IS a Precious Gem!

"Black Pearl Sings!" (Northlight Theatre):  E. Faye Butler IS a Precious Gem!
#13.  Music influences.  It tells a story of the time period.  Ancestors preserved family-lore by putting it to a tune.  Generations of folks grew up singing what their mother sang to them.  Which was what her mother sang to her…. and on back.  The personal oral history connects the present to the past. My mother... Read more »
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"Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre): Goodman's Traditional Gift is More Frolicsome This Year!

"Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre):  Goodman's Traditional Gift is More Frolicsome This Year!
My family loves to watch multiple versions of the “Christmas Carol.”  I enjoy Bill Murray in “Scrooged.”  My dad likes Henry Winkler in “An American Christmas Carol.”  My mom’s fave is Michael Caine in “The Muppets Christmas Carol.”  Over the holidays, we watch them all!  It’s our annual tradition.        Goodman Theatre presents its own... Read more »

EXTENDED THRU July 31st"YELLOW FACE": Masking Reality with Colorful Lunacy

Audio Podcast at ITUNES Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 23rd Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Silk Road Theatre, in association with Goodman Theatre, presentsYELLOW FACEReviewed by Katy WalshAn actor becomes an ambassador for the Asian community.  He uses his celebrity status to draw attention to the government’s unethical scrutiny of Chinese-Americans.  Speaking as an actor of... Read more »

Review "The Mandrake": Comedic Twist on Adultery

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of April 24th  Narrated by Joshua Volkers A Red Orchid Theatre presents THE MANDRAKE At 1531 N. Wells Street Written by Niccolo Machiavelli Translated by Peter Constantine Directed by Steve Scott Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm Sundays at 3pm Thru May 22nd Buy Tickets Running Time:... Read more »
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Review "The Beauty Queen on Leenane": A Winner!

Shattered Globe presents THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE At Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 North Southport AveWritten by Martin McDonaghDirected by Steve ScottThru February 27th 2011Thursdays – Saturdays 8pmSundays 3pmBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours with a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Mothers and daughters!  Refusing to eat porridge, pouting for better cookies, lying about peeing... Read more »