Posts tagged "Tennessee Williams"

"A Streetcar Named Desire" (Lyric Opera): Perfect, Steamy, Hot Opera

"A Streetcar Named Desire" (Lyric Opera):  Perfect, Steamy, Hot Opera
Lyric Opera presents the Chicago premiere of A Streetcar Named Desire. Blanche is a faded southern belle. She resonates old-fashion sophistication and a prudish nature. She is visiting her younger sister in New Orleans. Stella is happy to see her. The beer-drinking and poker-playing brother-in-law is not as welcoming. In a one bedroom apartment, Stanley resents Blanche... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru May 25th "The Night of the Iguana" (The Artistic Home): Brings the heat!

EXTENDED Thru May 25th "The Night of the Iguana" (The Artistic Home):  Brings the heat!
The Artistic Home presents THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, the first production in their new artistic home.  Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon is having a nervous breakdown.  He had an affair with a Sunday school teacher.  And now his congregation hates him.  So, he runs away to Puerto Vallarta and drags a bus of sight-seers with... Read more »

REMOUNTED AND RE-EXTENDED THRU Aug 25th "The Glass Menagerie" (Mary Arrchie Theatre): Crystallizes with Bittersweet Shimmer

REMOUNTED  AND RE-EXTENDED THRU Aug 25th "The Glass Menagerie" (Mary Arrchie Theatre):  Crystallizes with Bittersweet Shimmer
Mary Arrchie Theatre presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE.  A homeless man contemplates his past.  Tom Wingfield narrates this memory play about his childhood.  He remembers his overbearing mother, his fragile sister, his absent father and the gentleman caller.  A faded southern belle, his mom constantly berated her children…even as adults.  Her grandiose memories of her own... Read more »
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"Sweet Bird of Youth" (Goodman Theatre): So Pretty!

"Sweet Bird of Youth" (Goodman Theatre):  So Pretty!
For its highly anticipated season opener, Goodman Theatre presents SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, a classic Southern drama by Tennessee Williams.  Chance has returned to his hometown for Heavenly, his childhood sweetheart.  The problem is her mob-boss father hates him.  And the entire town works for Boss.  But this time, Chance has concocted a plan to... Read more »

EXTENDED "The Glass Menagerie" (Redtwist Theatre): A Classic Handled with Care

EXTENDED "The Glass Menagerie" (Redtwist Theatre):  A Classic Handled with Care
me·nag·er·ie [muh-naj-uh-ree, -nazh-] noun 1.  a collection of wild or unusual animals, especially for exhibition. 2.  a place where they are kept or exhibited. 3.  an unusual and varied group of people. #154.  Redtwist Theatre presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE.  Tom and Laura live with their mother.  Tom works in a warehouse but longs to travel... Read more »

"Camino Real" (Goodman Theatre): Mind F#ck!

"Camino Real" (Goodman Theatre):  Mind F#ck!
“What is it like being a writer?  It’s like being free.  To be free is to achieve your life.”  -Camino Real #60.  Goodman Theatre presents CAMINO REAL.  “Camino Real” is Spanish for the ‘royal road’ or the ‘King’s Highway.’  A plethora of characters – Lord Byron, Casanova, Hunchback’s Esmeralda, Marguerite Gautier – are trapped at... Read more »
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"Summer and Smoke" (The Den Theatre): Lust Story that Shows Growth!

"Summer and Smoke" (The Den Theatre):  Lust Story that Shows Growth!
Years ago, an admirer gave me roses and a CD of romantic arias.  He pledged his love to me.  It was probably the most romantic moment of my life.  What did I do about it?  Nothing!  The adoration surprised and overwhelmed me.  So, I thanked him and went out of my way to avoid him…... Read more »

EXTENDS Thru Jan 16th Review "Sweet Bird of Youth": Princess Rescues Bittersweet Trip Home!

The Artistic Home presents SWEET BIRD OF YOUTHAt 3914 N. ClarkWritten by Tennessee WilliamsDirected by Dale CalandraThursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm,Sundays at 3pmEXTENDS Thru January 16th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifteen minutes includes a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh You can’t go home again… especially if you did something... Read more »

Review "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof": More like a Kitten in a Tree

Raven Theatre presents CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF At 6157 N. ClarkWritten by Tennessee WilliamsDirected by Michael MenendianThursdays, Friday, Saturdays at 8pmSundays at 3pmThru December 19th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two and a half hours includes two ten minute intermissions Reviewed by Katy Walsh Mendacity has hit the fan at the Pollitts, the only way... Read more »
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Review "A Streetcar Named Desire": Get A Ticket for a Captivating Ride!

Writers’ Theatre presentsA STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE At 325 Tudor Court in GlencoeWritten by Tennessee WilliamsDirected by David CromerThru August 15thBuy TicketsRunning time:  Three hours with two ten minute intermissions Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘I don’t want realism.  I want magic!’  In this production, the audience gets both! Writers’ Theatre presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE by... Read more »