Posts tagged "The Den Theatre"

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 »

"They Died Where They Lied" (Akvavit Theatre): Cautionary Tale about Marrying Booze, Camping and Anger Together

"They Died Where They Lied" (Akvavit Theatre): Cautionary Tale about Marrying Booze, Camping and Anger Together
Akvavit Theatre presents THEY DIED WHERE THEY LIED. The Akvavit Theatre is a newer company focusing on ‘what “Nordic” means and how it is perceived through translated theatre performance.’  THEY DIED WHERE THEY LIED was my first opportunity to be exposed to their artistic mission.  On the surface, it seemed very Americana.  An estranged couple... Read more »

"A Midlife Something" (Nothing Special Productions): True Depiction of Life Lost

"A Midlife Something" (Nothing Special Productions): True Depiction of Life Lost
Nothing Special Productions presents the world premiere of A Midlife Something. Bob is in a funk.  Since his father died, his grief is keeping him down. He can’t cook. He can’t work. He can’t f#ck.  On his 25th birthday, he believes his life is half over.  He wants to get a new job, new city,... Read more »
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"Faith Healer" (The Den Theatre): Too Much of a Good Thing

"Faith Healer" (The Den Theatre): Too Much of a Good Thing
The Den Theatre presents a remount of Turnaround Theatre’s original production of FAITH HEALER.  The Fantastic Francis Hardy is an itinerant healer.  He goes from town to town promising to cure the afflicted.  Grace is his long suffering wife.  She is praying for her own miracle, a caring husband.  Teddy is the set-up man.  His... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru Dec 9 "The Quality of Life" (The Den Theatre): Unforgettable Life Examination

EXTENDED Thru Dec 9 "The Quality of Life" (The Den Theatre):  Unforgettable Life Examination
The Den Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of THE QUALITY OF LIFE.  Dinah and Bill’s daughter died.  The Christian Ohioans are trying to adapt to life without Cindy.  Jeanette’s husband, Neil has terminal cancer.  The free-spirited Californians are preparing for his journey’s end.  Dinah and Jeannette are cousins.  When Jeanette and Neil’s house burns down,... Read more »

"Savageland" (Nothing Special Productions): Fascinating Study on What Defines a Savage

"Savageland" (Nothing Special Productions):  Fascinating Study on What Defines a Savage
#158. My least favorite word is *inappropriate.* People describing other people as inappropriate makes me cringe.  Sure, I get it for the big things:  killing, raping, cannibalism.  These seem absolute wrongs.  It’s the judgment call on the other stuff that is bothersome:  cleavage at the office, flip flops at a wedding, conversation at a dinner.  Who... 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 »