Posts tagged "Strawdog Theatre"

"Detective Partner Hero Villain" (Strawdog Theatre): Existentialist Crisis SuperHero-sized

"Detective Partner Hero Villain" (Strawdog Theatre): Existentialist Crisis SuperHero-sized
Hugen Hall, in affiliation with Strawdog Theatre presents the World Premiere of  DETECTIVE PARTNER HERO VILLAIN.  Playwright Brett Neveu showcases an existentialist crisis superhero-sized. Neveu’s story intrigues for its quirky entanglements.  His dialogue is smart. Imagine if Woody Allen had written “The Incredibles,” that’s the DPHV banter.  The conversations are soul-searching quirky but witty, comic... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru Dec 22nd "Great Expectations" (Strawdog Theatre): Masters the Masterpiece

EXTENDED Thru Dec 22nd "Great Expectations" (Strawdog Theatre):  Masters the Masterpiece
Strawdog Theatre presents a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ GREAT EXPECTATIONS. Tis the season for a Dickens’ fix.  And Strawdog is offering an alternative to the Scrooge standard.  It’s still a classic Dickens’ tale about one man’s redemption.  GREAT EXPECTATIONS is an orphan’s quest for his life to meet his expectations.   Playwright Gale Childs Daly... Read more »

"Conversations on a Homecoming" (Strawdog Theatre): Drunken Perfection

"Conversations on a Homecoming" (Strawdog Theatre):  Drunken Perfection
Four friends reconnect over drinks. Sounds like a pleasant evening, right?! Not the way Playwright Tom Murphy tells it. Murphy uses a guy’s hometown return as the impetus for a drunken sh#tstorm. As the drinks go down, the tension goes up and the gloves come off. Murphy’s characters grapple with politics and religion. And just below those... Read more »
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"The Hunting of the Snark" (Strawdog Theatre): Coloring-Out-Of-The-Lines Literature

"The Hunting of the Snark" (Strawdog Theatre):  Coloring-Out-Of-The-Lines Literature
Strawdog Theatre Company’s Hugen Hall presents the World premiere of THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK. Stepping into Hugen Hall for this show, it’s apparent playtime has started before the play time.  The quirky-dressed ensemble is mingling.  The laughter is loud.  The energy is bubbling.  It has all the makings for a party.  The cast is... Read more »

"Big Love" (Strawdog Theatre): is Big Love!

"Big Love" (Strawdog Theatre):  is Big Love!
Strawdog Theatre Company presents BIG LOVE. The love starts immediately.  Walking into the theatre, I’m enchanted by the garlands hung all over the place (Scenic Designer Mike Mroch).  Strings of light bulbs are intermingled with the flowers.  A pianist is playing wedding tunes.  The mood is ripe for some good lovin.’   Cue the bride… Stacy... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Strawdog and Mercury Theatre

Off Book Chats Up Strawdog and Mercury Theatre
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews Strawdog Theatre’s KILL SHAKESPEARE.  Our special guest is L. Walter Stearns from Mercury Theatre. This March 22nd episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance                                                                                                   Shot word of the day:  circus Join us on March 24th, 2pm-5pm, at Marty’s Martini Bar for our fundraiser. No admission costs! ... Read more »
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"Improbable Frequency" (Strawdog Theatre): Clever, Madcap Romp

"Improbable Frequency" (Strawdog Theatre):  Clever, Madcap Romp
Strawdog Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of IMPROBABLE FREQUENCY.  It’s 1940.  Hitler is a viable threat.  England is under attack.  Puzzle-pro Tristram Faraday answers a want ad and becomes the U.K.’s newest spy.  Faraday is shipped to Ireland to solve a transmission mystery.  Song requests on a radio station are influencing the weather.  Faraday is... 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 »

Off Book Chats Up Strangetree, Bailiwick Chicago, Strawdog, Broadway in Chicago, Trainspotting USA, & More!

Off Book Chats Up Strangetree, Bailiwick Chicago, Strawdog, Broadway in Chicago, Trainspotting USA, & More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book has a special STRANGETREE episode.  This past summer, Oliver Sava was the lucky winner of an Off Book show dedicated to the theatre company of his choice.  He chose Strangetree Group.  Oliver joins us in reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” by Bailiwick Chicago, “Pontypool” by Strawdog Theatre, “Kinky Boots” by Broadway in Chicago and “Trainspotting USA” at Theater Wit.  And then we invite Strangetree Group into the... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Lookingglass, Lyric, Strawdog, Remy Bumppo, Shattered Globe, Goodman and More!

Off Book Chats Up Lookingglass, Lyric, Strawdog, Remy Bumppo, Shattered Globe, Goodman and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Metamorphoses” by Lookingglass Theatre ,“Elektra” at Lyric Opera, and “Neighborhood 3: Requistition of Doom” at Strawdog Theatre.  Our special guests are Linda Gillum, Artistic Associate at Remy Bumppo and director of Shattered Globe’s ”Burn This” and Maggie Corbett, Chicago actor starring in Goodman Theatre’s“Sweet Bird of Youth.”  Plus, we have two new “Got A Minute” segments from two local playwrights. This October 19, 2012... Read more »