Posts tagged "Tom Hickey"

EXTENDED Thru Nov 24th "The Killer Angels" (Lifeline Theatre): A Lifeline Achievement

EXTENDED Thru Nov 24th "The Killer Angels" (Lifeline Theatre):  A Lifeline Achievement
A textbook tells the facts.  A movie showcases the action.  This play embodies the true human struggle of the Civil War.  It’s like a reenactment, but instead of reliving glorified battlefield maneuvers, it focuses on the men making the historical decisions.  This insider’s perspective shows the conflict, the doubt, and the hope of a nation... Read more »

"The North Plan" (Theatre Wit): Unlikely Hero Rallies the Audience!

#48.  My family represents a microcosm of America.  We have diversity in ethnic background, economic class, religious values and political views.  Just like the United States, we are influenced by internal and external forces.  We want to follow the *good guys* but that’s not always apparent.  I remember a few Presidents back when I was... Read more »

"A Bright New Boise" (Livewire Chicago): Provokes a Strong Reaction!

This past year, I saw… A brother make out with his sister.  A bar mob eat two strangers.  A gunman kill schoolchildren.  A clown rape a little girl.  I see plays with every imaginable injustice.  But it was the religious content of this play that has left me unsettled and angry.   LiveWire Chicago Theatre... Read more »
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Review "The Conquest of the South Pole": Delusional Comedy about Survival

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of May 1st   Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Strawdog Theatre Company presents THE CONQUEST OF THE SOUTH POLE At 3829 N. Broadway Written by Manfred Karge Adapted by Calvin McLean, Caron Cradle, Ralf Remshardt Directed by Kimberly Senior Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm Sundays at... Read more »

Review "The Master and Margarita": Religion, magic, insanity - and actors!

         Strawdog Theatre presents    The Master and Margarita     Adapted by Edward Kemp Based on novel by Mikhail Bulgakov Directed by Louis Contey at Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N. Broadway (map) through April 2  |  tickets: $20  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh As artistic differences threaten the theatrical production of... Read more »

Review "Uncle Vanya": Classic Witty Drama

Strawdog Theatre presents Uncle Vanya At 3829 N. Broadway Written by Anton Chekhov Translated by Curt Columbus Directed by Kimberly Senior Thru March 27th Buy Tickets Running Time: Two hours and twenty minutes includes a ten minute intermission   Vanya loves Yelena. Sonya loves Astrov. Yelena loves excitement. Astrov loves vodka. Strawdog Theatre presents Curt... Read more »
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