Posts tagged "Todd Rosenthal"

"The Motherf#cker with the Hat" (Steppenwolf Theatre): PG-13 Telenovela

"The Motherf#cker with the Hat" (Steppenwolf Theatre):  PG-13 Telenovela
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents THE MOTHERF#CKER WITH THE HAT.  Jackie is a recovering addict, freshly paroled and newly employed. When he goes home to celebrate with his long-time girlfriend, Veronica, he spies a gentleman’s hat on the table.  Suspecting Veronica is cheating on him, Jackie spirals out of control.  He gets drunk.  He gets high. ... Read more »

"Three Sisters" (Steppenwolf Theatre): The Real Housewives of Russia

"Three Sisters" (Steppenwolf Theatre): The Real Housewives of Russia
#146. Over twenty-five years ago, Julie and Tom moved from South Bend, Indiana to Rochester, New York.  The newlyweds were going to start their new life together and raise a family. Over the last quarter of a century, I see Julie every few years for a gal pal reunion.  Inevitably, she will bring up her... Read more »

"Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre): Goodman's Traditional Gift is More Frolicsome This Year!

"Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre):  Goodman's Traditional Gift is More Frolicsome This Year!
My family loves to watch multiple versions of the “Christmas Carol.”  I enjoy Bill Murray in “Scrooged.”  My dad likes Henry Winkler in “An American Christmas Carol.”  My mom’s fave is Michael Caine in “The Muppets Christmas Carol.”  Over the holidays, we watch them all!  It’s our annual tradition.        Goodman Theatre presents its own... Read more »
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"An Iliad" (Court Theatre): Kane Wins the War!

"An Iliad" (Court Theatre):  Kane Wins the War!
My mom once told me that-time-of-the-month rendered a woman helpless to her emotions but that every day of the month, men were at the mercy of their competitive rage.  She believes that’s why we have wars.  I’d suggest that we broaden that idea to explain boxing, video games and Viagra. Court Theatre presents a regional... Read more »

RED (Goodman Theatre): Vivid Artist-in-the-Studio Depiction

RED (Goodman Theatre):  Vivid Artist-in-the-Studio Depiction
In time you’ll drop dead and I’ll come to your funeral in a red dress!’ is one of my favorite quotes from “Moonstruck.”  I’ve always loved wearing the color of red.  It defies the little black dress.  It’s confident.  It’s sassy.  It stands out.  Goodman Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of the Tony Award-winning RED.  Playwright... Read more »

EXTENDED thru November 13th "Clybourne Park" (Steppenwolf Theatre): A Subtle Norris Takes THE Prize!

EXTENDED thru November 13th "Clybourne Park" (Steppenwolf Theatre):  A Subtle Norris Takes THE Prize!
Teresa Blakely transferred to my seventh grade class in 1976.  She was my first black friend.  Probably, the first black person I had ever really met.  I grew up on the other side of the river in Elkhart.  Our neighborhood was white. As was the next neighborhood over and the neighborhood next to that one…... Read more »
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Review "Stage Kiss": Perfect Expression of Acting Like You're in Love!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of May 13th   Narrated by Joshua Volkers Goodman Theatre presents STAGE KISSAt 170 N. DearbornWritten by Sarah RuhlDirected by Jessica ThebusTuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30pmThursdays and Sundays at 2pm and 7:30pmFridays at 8pmSaturdays at 2pm and 8pmBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and twenty minutes includes an... Read more »

Review "The Trinity River Plays": Flowery, Funny, (dys)Functional Family!

   Goodman Theatre presents    The Trinity River Plays    Written by Regina Taylor Directed by Ethan McSweeny at Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn (map) through Feb 20  |  tickets: $25-$78  |  more info  Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘You don’t start a garden by digging. You start it by dreaming.’ Goodman Theatre presents the world... Read more »

Review "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?": YOU Should Fear Missing This Show!

Steppenwolf Theatre presents WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINA WOOLF?At 1650 N. HalstedWritten by Edward AlbeeDirected by Pam MacKinnonTuesdays through Sundays at 7:30pmSaturdays and Sundays at 3pmBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Three hours and fifteen minutes with two intermissions Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘Hump the Host’ and ‘Get the Guest’ are not bored games for drinkers.  At Martha and... Read more »
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Review A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Dickens Haunts the Goodman!

Goodman Theatre presents A CHRISTMAS CAROLAt Goodman’s Albert Theatre, 170 N. DearbornBased on the novella by Charles DickensAdapted by Tom CreamerDirected by William BrownThru December 31st Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifteen minutes with a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh It’s Christmas Eve.  You are home alone flipping through a childhood photo... Read more »