Archive for June 2010

Review "Dead Letter Office": Hand Delivered Special Delivery

Dog & Pony Theatre Company presents DEAD LETTER OFFICEAt DCA Storefront Theatre, 66 E. RandolphWritten by Philip DawkinsConceived by Ben ViccellioDirected by Dieterich GrayThru July 18th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours includes a ten minute intermission By Katy Walsh For 44 cents, I expect a lot.  I want bill payments to arrive before the due... Read more »

Review "Itsoseng": Reflections on Disillusionment

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre presents ITSOSENG Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Written and performed by Omphile Molusi Directed by Tina Johnson Thru June 20th Buy Tickets Running time:  Sixty-five minutes with no intermission   By Katy Walsh   ‘Change is coming, comrades.’  Six months before Nelson Mandela became president, the South African... Read more »

Coming Soon... Joshua Volkers in "Dead Letter Office"

Coming Soon... Joshua Volkers in "Dead Letter Office"
I met Joshua Volkers in 2008 when he was starring in Dog & Pony’s AS TOLD BY THE VIVIAN GIRLS.  No it wasn’t at the theatre.  It was at a restaurant, where he was a server.   The “Waiting for the Show” section of my blog is a nod out to Josh and all the actors... Read more »

Review "Low Down Dirty Blues": High Up Sexy Fun!

  Northlight Theatre presents     Low Down Dirty Blues     Created by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman Directed by Randal Myler Music direction by Dan Wheetman through July 3rd  |  tickets: $39-$54  |  more info reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘How can I be over the hill if I never made it to the top?’ Life... Read more »

Review "No Exit": Damned Funny!

The Hypocrites NO EXIT At Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Written by Jean-Paul Sartre Directed by Sean Graney Thru July 11th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Ninety minutes with no intermission   Reviewed by Katy Walsh   As suspected, hell is hot pink with mismatched chairs and no way out.   The Hypocrites present NO EXIT at... Read more »

Review "Inherit the Whole": Buried Treasure!

Mortar Theatre presentsINHERIT THE WHOLE at Athenaeum Theatre2936 N. SouthportWritten by Dana Lynn FormbyDirected by Jason BoatThru June 27th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  One hundred and five minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Nothing or something divided by three or five.  A trio of brothers and two wives battle over the inheritance... Read more »

Review "Cirque Dream Illumination": Urban Fantasy

Broadway in Chicago presents    Cirque Dreams Illumination    Created and directed by Neil Goldberg at Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe (map) through June 6th  |  tickets: $25-$75   |  more info reviewed by Katy Walsh Scale down Hephaestus, gather a few Billy Elliot dancers, add in some Fuerza Bruta illusion, sprinkle with Second... Read more »

Director to Deliver First Class Surprises in "Dead Letter Office"

Next week, Dog and Pony Theatre Company presents the world premiere of “Dead Letter Office” at DCA Theatre. Taking time from a grueling rehearsal schedule and search for an industrial staircase, David Dieterich Gray sat down with The Fourth Walsh to chat about his professional directorial debut.  Interview with David Dieterich Gray by Katy Walsh T4W:  What do you find attractive... Read more »