Posts tagged "Writers' Theatre"

EXTENDED Thru Aug 11th "The Liar" (Writers' Theatre): The Truth? Excellent!

EXTENDED Thru Aug 11th "The Liar" (Writers' Theatre):  The Truth?  Excellent!
Writers Theatre presents THE LIAR. There’s a reason that action oriented, superhero blockbusters come out in the summer. It’s the season to kick back. These fun ruses entertain for their energetic antics.  They aren’t a thought-provoking mind bend.  They are spirited romps to match our lust for a win and a romance for the good... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Lyric Opera, Writers Theatre with Jack Zimmerman and Oliver Sava

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews Lyric Opera’s  La Boheme and Writers’ Theatre’s Sweet Charity  Our special guest is Jack Zimmerman from Lyric Opera and Oliver Sava stops by the studio.    This March 15th episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance                                                                                                  Shot word of the day:  writer Join us on March 24th, 2pm-5pm, at Marty’s... Read more »

EXTENDED THRU April 14th "Sweet Charity" (Writers Theatre): Scrappy, Upbeat Charmer

EXTENDED THRU April 14th "Sweet Charity" (Writers Theatre):  Scrappy, Upbeat Charmer
Writers’ Theatre presents SWEET CHARITY.  For eight years, Charity has been a hostess at a dance hall.  She has had a string of user boyfriends.  Her latest one stole her savings and pushed her in the lake.  Despite the sour notes in her life, Charity keeps on dancing hoping the melody changes.  When a movie... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up The Inconvenience and Writers Theatre

Off Book Chats Up The Inconvenience and Writers Theatre
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews Writers’ Theatre’s “The Letters.”  Our special guest is The Inconvenience, Artistic Director Christopher Chmelik and playwright & company member Ike Holter. Their mega blockbuster “Hit the Wall” is heading to NYC next month and was also named Chicago Theatre Off Book #1 show in 2012. This January 18, 2013 episode of Chicago Theatre Off... Read more »

"The Letters" (Writers' Theatre): Superb Intellectual Thriller

"The Letters" (Writers' Theatre):  Superb Intellectual Thriller
Writers Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of THE LETTERS.  It’s 1930s Russia. Anna has been summoned by her boss.  The morning visit starts out awkwardly business casual.  The Director claims that he wants to get to know her.  He asks her random but targeted questions.  Anna responds with succinct but vague answers. The Director appears... Read more »

Off Book Chats UP Raven, Lifeline, Writers, Lyric and More!

Off Book Chats UP Raven, Lifeline, Writers, Lyric and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:  “The Woman in White” by Lifeline Theatre, “The Big Knife” by Raven Theatre, “Hamlet” by Writers Theatre.And Off Book talks with special guests:  Mike Menendian, co-Artistic Director and Director of “The Big Knife” at Raven Theatre  and Jack Zimmerman, Subscriber Relations, Media Services at Lyric Opera.And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights. MARTY’S... Read more »
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EXTENDS Thru Nov 25th "Hamlet" (Writers' Theatre): Crazy Great!

EXTENDS Thru Nov 25th "Hamlet" (Writers' Theatre):  Crazy Great!
Family drama is always unpleasant!  But I try to keep it in perspective.   Was anyone stabbed, poisoned, or drowned at the family gathering?  Okay then, it wasn’t truly family drama. Writers’ Theatre presents HAMLET.  The king is dead.  The queen is remarried.  The prince is mad.  The king’s ghost tells Hamlet that he was... Read more »

Off Book Chats up Adrian Aguilar, Chicago Commercial Collective, Writers, Theatre 7, Oracle and More!

Off Book Chats up Adrian Aguilar, Chicago Commercial Collective, Writers, Theatre 7, Oracle and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:  ”Exit, Pursued by a Bear” at Theatre Seven of Chicago, ”The Sandman” at Oracle Theatre, and ”The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead” at Writers Theatre.  And chatting with special guests:  Adrian Aguilar, Chicago Actor and Aurélia K. Fisher, Producer at Chicago Commercial Collective And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights.... Read more »

"The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead" (Writers Theatre): Coiffed to Perfection

"The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead" (Writers Theatre): Coiffed to Perfection
#127.  Hair is an ever-changing statement.  I cut and color mine accordingly.  I was born a brunette.  I’ve been every shade of red, both imaginable and inconceivable.  I even had a disastrous stint trying to go platinum blonde.  I’m probably naturally gray at this point but I don’t feel that way.  So, I continue to... Read more »
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Off Book Chats Up Raven, TimeLine, Writers, Signal ATC, AFT, Children's & More

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Treasured Stories by Eric Carle” by Chicago Children’s Theater at Victory Gardens, ”Hostage Song” at Signal Ensemble Theatre, “Rent” at American Theater Company with About Face Theatre, and ”A Little Night Music” at Writers Theatre.  Our special guests are Michael Menendian from Raven Theatre and PJ Powers from Timeline Theatre. And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights. This May 18, 2012 episode... Read more »