Posts tagged "Tracy Letts"

"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 »

"Superior Donuts" (Mary Arrchie): Baked Goodness with a little Bite

"Superior Donuts" (Mary Arrchie):  Baked Goodness with a little Bite
#36.  I like to hang with young people.  They can drive me crazy with their unearned arrogance.  But they also can inspire me with their idealism. As I get older, my optimism continually gets attacked by my growing cynicism. The challenge is not to go with the familiar and comfortable but to embrace the new... Read more »

"Penelope" (Steppenwolf Theatre): The Ugly Side of Men

"Penelope" (Steppenwolf Theatre): The Ugly Side of Men
I love men.  Wars, Nascar, fantasy football… I don’t always *get* men but I love them.  They are complicated.  They compete.  They want to win.  They want the corner office, the championship ring, the trophy wife.  They want the best.  But why?  What is more important:  the quest or the prize? Steppenwolf Theatre presents PENELOPE.  Four... Read more »
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Review "MIDDLETOWN": City of Angles Doesn't Make a Block...buster!

I like e-vites.  They save the environment and give you access to the guest list.  My commitment rests on the *YES* of others.  If the confirmed guests look entertaining, the party has a guarantee to rock.  BUT sometimes, no matter how promising the attendee list is, the party isn’t quite the anticipated soiree.  Steppenwolf Theatre... Read more »

EXTENDED THRU JULY 31st "BUG": Bites Deep, Leaves Mark!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 2nd  Narrated by Joshua Volkers Redtwist Theatre presents BUG At 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Written by Tracy Letts Directed by Kimberly Senior Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 Sundays at 3pm EXTENDED Thru July 31st  Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours includes an intermission Reviewed... Read more »

Review "Man From Nebraska": Guy Interrupted!

Audio Podcast available on ITUNES Chicago Theatre Reviews for week of April 10th Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Redtwist Theatre presents  MAN FROM NEBRASKA At 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Written by Tracy Letts Directed by Andrew Jessop Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 3pm Thru April 24th  Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours... Read more »
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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 »

Review "Killer Joe": Killer Drama Moves To Royal George!

Profile Theatre presents Killer Joe At Royal George Theatre 1641 N. Halsted By Tracy Letts Directed by Rick Snyder Thru July 18th Buy Tickets Reviewed by Katy Walsh   This is my 100th review in less than a year.  I decided to celebrate by returning to a 2010 favorite, Tracy Letts’ Killer Joe.  Profiles Theatre has... Read more »

Review "August: Osage County": Loves Letts' Genius!

Broadway in Chicago presents The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of August: Osage County At Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph Written by Tracy Letts Directed by Anna D. Shapiro Thru February 14th Buy Tickets Running Time: Three hours and thirty minutes includes two intermissions Every family has one! A black sheep! A nut job! A... Read more »
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Review "Killer Joe" at Profiles Theatre: Killer drama!

Profile Theatre presents Killer Joe By Tracy Letts Directed by Rick Snyder Profiles Theatre 4147 N. Broadway Thru April 11th Buy Tickets Guess who’s coming to dinner? The guy we hired to kill mom! Profiles Theatre presents Killer Joe. Penned by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tracy Letts, Killer Joe is the story of a white... Read more »