Posts tagged "Viaduct Theatre"

"500 Clown Frankenstein" (500 Clown): Professional Playtime

"500 Clown Frankenstein" (500 Clown):  Professional Playtime
A scientist, a storyteller and a helper walk into a room… Mary Shelley’s classic “Frankenstein” becomes the catalyst for zany antics.  The monster story goes vaudeville as 500 Clown presents 500 Clown Frankenstein.   The rotating cast is five interchangeable actors.  Each show has three performers telling the story of life from death but clown-style.  It’s playtime.  And these... Read more »

"Living Large in a Mini Kind of Way" (Teatro Luna): Big Helping of Little Life-defining Moments

"Living Large in a Mini Kind of Way" (Teatro Luna):  Big Helping of Little Life-defining Moments
#119.  As a server, I’ve worked with many Latinos over the years. That statement sounds politically incorrect but it’s true.  Whereas Americans find the restaurant industry beneath them, Latinos are willing to work as dishwashers, food runners, bussers, or whatever job is open.  They have arrived, often by questionable means, in the U.S. to seek... Read more »

"Eye Inside: The Rock and Roll Allegory of Vance Barrett" (Biophiliac Productions): A Whole Lot Going On!

"Eye Inside: The Rock and Roll Allegory of Vance Barrett" (Biophiliac Productions):  A Whole Lot Going On!
“My Life En Route” is the working title of my autobiography.  The story of a theatre reviewer biking from show to show.  As I watch lives unfold onstage, I manage the dramas and comedies of my own life.  Riveting stuff!?  But what is it?  Is it… a film, a play, a musical none of the... Read more »
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Review "Pancake Breakfast": Big Stack of Sticky Family Drama with Nuts

    The New Colony presents     Pancake Breakfast     Written by Tara Sissom Directed by Sean Kelly at Viaduct Theatre, 3111 N. Western (map) through Dec 19  |  tickets: $10-$25  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh Independence Day is an annual celebration of liberation. For Beatrice, this year is D-Day for the release of... Read more »

It's a "Miracle" before "Christmas" then "Being Earnest" about a "Pancake"!

November ends with holiday classics, a Wilde favorite, and a new breakfast offering.    11.27.10  Miracle on 34th Street by Porchlight Theatre at Stage 773 11.28.10  Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre  11.29.10  Importance of Being Earnest by Remy Bumppo at Greenhouse Theatre 11.30.10  Pancake Breakfast by New Colony at Viaduct Theatre   Celebrating the holidays with... Read more »

Review "BASH": Labute's Three Kinds of Evil!

Brikenbrak Theatre Project, i/a/w Gorilla Tango Capital presents     Bash     Written by Neil Labute Directed by Paul Cosca Viaduct Theatre, 3111 N. Western (map) through October 31  |  tickets: $15  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh Deathbed confessions are absolution rites to get to the afterlife. Reality show confessionals are bragging rights to... Read more »
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This weekend "Escape From Happiness" with "That Sordid Little Story"

Humor of crazy family antics and/or a Bluesgrass road trip:  don’t miss two Chicago Storefront Theatre shows ending this weekend…   Infamous Commonweath Theatre’s Escape From Happiness at Raven Theatre   The New Colony’s That Sordid Little Story at Viaduct Theatre  

Review "That Sordid Little Story": A Jamming LONG Road Trip!

The New Colony presents THAT SORDID LITTLE STORY At Viaduct Theatre, 3111 N. Western Co-written by Andrew Hobgood, Will Cavedo, Benno Nelson Directed by Andrew Hobgood with Ashley Wolfe Musical direction by Henry Riggs Thru August 7th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours and forty minutes includes two intermissions   Reviewed by Katy Walsh  ... Read more »