Posts tagged "Timothy C. Amos"

Namosaur! (The Factory Theatre): Warped, Wack-a-do, Wild, Jungle Lovin'

Namosaur! (The Factory Theatre): Warped, Wack-a-do, Wild, Jungle Lovin'
It’s war time.  And the Viet Cong isn’t the only thing to fear.  There is a mad scientist, CIA psycho, Big Foot and un-fossilized creatures. A special military unit is deployed to uncover the covert operation. Their mission is a little bit dangerous and whole lot zany. Playwright Scott Oken mashes together a “Platoon” meets “Jurassic Park”... Read more »

Toast of the Town (Factory Theater): Chicago theater a-gag-gag

Toast of the Town (Factory Theater): Chicago theater a-gag-gag
Reviewed by Tom Lawler In celebration of its 20-year anniversary – a grand achievement for any storefront theater company, let alone one as singularly proletarian, industrious and uncompromising as the Factory Theater – the ensemble has revived its 2005 Chicago satire, Toast of the Town.  As with any Factory production, the more context you bring... Read more »

“White Trash Wedding and a Funeral” (Factory Theater): Kicking Off a 20th Anniversary Season with a Shot to the Face

“White Trash Wedding and a Funeral” (Factory Theater): Kicking Off a 20th Anniversary Season with a Shot to the Face
Reviewed by Jasleen Jaswal Vines Big name theaters in Chicago garner a lot of attention (and deservedly so) for the quality of their productions and the stars that grace their stage (for a current example, check out the media frenzy over “The Iceman Cometh”). Often overlooked are smaller Chicago theater companies that fly under the... Read more »
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Strangers and Romance (Strangeloop Theatre): Beautiful Tales of Hope through Despair

Where does romance start?  In a deserted train station?  In an empty church? Where does love end?  On an isolated subway platform?  On a vacated pew?  Strangeloop Theatre presents Strangers and Romance.  Award-winning, Chicago playwrightBarbara Lhota uses two one-act plays to illustrate the distance and closeness of lovers and strangers.  In a Boston subway station, Madison and Maddie role-play... Read more »