Archive for March 2010

Review "Lost Boys of Sudan:" Powerful Story IN Africa

Victory Gardens presents LOST BOYS OF SUDAN At Biograph Theatre 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue Written by Lonnie Carter Directed by Jim Corti Thru April 25th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours and twenty minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission.   Twelve years old in the United States can’t independently see ‘PG-13’ rated movies.  In Sudan,... Read more »

Review "A Life": An Octet Cast With All The Right Angles!

Northlight Theatre presents A LIFE North Shore Center for the Performing Arts 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, Illinois Written by Hugh Leonard Directed by BJ Jones Extended Thru May 2nd Buy Tickets Running Time: Two hours and fifteen minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission   Total his sums. Demand an audit.  Decide what he amounts to. ... Read more »

Review "The Twins Would Like To Say": Double Pleasure with Reality and Delusion

Dog and Pony Theatre Company presents The Twins Would Like To Say At Steppenwolf Garage Theatre 1650 N. Halsted Written and directed by Seth Bockley and Devon de Mayo Thru April 25th Buy Tickets  Running Time:  Sixty-five minutes with no intermission This is a review about a play with multiple stories that starts with my story. ... Read more »

Review "Disney's Beauty and The Beast": Push Play!

Broadway in Chicago NETworks Presentations, LLC presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast At Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph Written by Linda Woolverton Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice Music by Alan Menken Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions Directed by Rob Roth Thru April 4th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours and thirty-five... Read more »

Review "A True History of the Johnstown Flood": Tread Water for the View!

Goodman Theatre presents A True History of the Johnstown Flood At 170 North Dearborn Written by Rebecca Gilman Directed by Robert Falls Thru April 18th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours and forty minutes includes a twenty minute intermission   Actors playing actors.  Plays within a play.  A disaster on stage.  Goodman Theatre presents the... Read more »

Review "Les Liaisons Dangereuses": This is Why The French Had A Kiss Named After Them!

  Remy Bumppo presents:   Les Liaisons Dangereuses   by Christopher Hampton based on novel by Pierre Choderlos De Laclos directed by David Darlow at The Greenhouse Theatre, 2257 N. Lincoln (map) through May 2nd (more info | buy tickets)   Before the inventions of texting, reality television and video games, people, at least the... Read more »

Review "The Illusion": My Love for this show is no illusion!

Court Theatre presents The Illusion At 5535 S. Ellis Avenue Written by Tony Kushner Adapted from Pierre Corneille’s L’Illusion comique Directed by Charles Newell Thru April 11th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two and a half hours includes a fifteen minute intermission   ‘Love is an illusion.’  ‘Love makes the world an illusion.’ From the dark... Read more »

Review "Blue Shadow": Grade School Musical Scores A-

Lifeline Theatre presents The Blue Shadow Written by Nambi E. Kelley With Xavier Kelley Music and lyrics by Joe Plummer Directed by Ilesa Duncan Thru May 2nd Buy Tickets Running time:  Sixty minutes with no intermission   Be trustworthy, kind, thankful, yourself, and don’t ever give up!  These are lessons to be learned in Lifeline... Read more »

Review "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest": Crazy Good but not Great!

The Gift Theatre presents:   One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest   by Dale Wassermanbased on the novel by Ken Keseydirected by John Kelly Connolly at Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee (map)through May 9th (more info) “Vintery, mintery, cutery, corn,Apple seed and apple thorn,Wire, briar, limber lockThree geese in a flockOne flew EastOne flew WestAnd... Read more »

Review "Trust": David Schwimmer's Engrossing Cyber Stalker Tale

Lookingglass Theatre presents TRUST Written by David Schwimmer and Andy Bellin Based on the screenplay by Andy Bellin and Rob Festinger Directed by David Schwimmer and Heidi Stillman Thru May 9th Buy Tickets Running Time:  One hour and forty-five minutes with no intermission   With texting and, flirting has never been easier!  The internet... Read more »