Posts tagged "Tara Mallen"

"The Electric Baby" (Rivendell Theatre): Illuminating!

"The Electric Baby" (Rivendell Theatre):  Illuminating!
Potatoes under the arms absorb odor. Whiskey soaked socks cure a cough. A banana peel on the head makes a headache go away. Stefanie Zadravec’s play immediately charms as Kathy Logelin (Natalia) shares homespun remedies for ailments. The no-nonsense, sage-like Logelin captivates with her old world knowledge. Perched on one side of the theatre, Logelin... Read more »

"Crooked" (Rivendell Theatre): Straight-up Superb!

"Crooked" (Rivendell Theatre):  Straight-up Superb!
#117.  High school!?  A four year quest for peer acceptance.  Egads!  As I get older, the torture, the embarrassment, the awkwardness is muddled.  The experience becomes less “Breakfast Club” poignant original and more “Facts of Life” silly reruns. Now, deformities and all, I go to all my class reunions. I banter with everyone.  There are... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Red Tape, Rivendell, Timeline, Redtwist, New Leaf and more!

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Elephant Graveyard” at RedTape Theatre, “The Cripple of Inishmaan” atRedtwist Theatre, “My Kind of Town” at TimeLine Theatre, and “Arcadia”at New Leaf Theatre. And we chat with special guests, James Palmer, Artistic Director at RedTape Theatre, Carrie Drapac, Ensemble Member at RedTape Theatre, Tara Mallen, Founder and Artistic Director of Rivendell Theatre.... Read more »
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Review "26 Miles": Tripping with Your Mom!

    Teatro Vista and Rivendell Theatre Ensemble present     26 Miles     Written by Quiara Alegria Hudes Directed by Tara Mallen at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago (map) through November 21  |  tickets: $25  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh The distance between Philadelphia and Wyoming is 1,835 miles. The distance between a mother... Read more »

"The Walls": Some Crazy Shit!

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble presents The Walls May 17 – June 20, 2009 The Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted The Walls experiencing the treatment of mental illness through history. So many things worked for me in this production from the start, walking through a gallery of colorful paintings in juxtaposition with entering the theatre and its... Read more »