Archive for September 2010

Review "Detroit": Reverse Intervention is One Riotous Party!

Steppenwolf Theatre presents DETROITAt 1650 N. HalstedWritten by Lisa D’AmourDirected by Austin PendletonBuy TicketsThru November 7th Running time:  One hour and forty minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘Does anybody borrow a cup of sugar anymore?’  A new play by Lisa D’Amour redefines ‘being neighborly’ for the modern era.  Steppenwolf Theatre presents DETROIT.  ... Read more »

Review '1001': Scheherazade Conspiracy at Play

Collaboraction presents 1001At Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. DivisionWritten by Jason GroteDirected by Seth BockleyBuy TicketsThru October 9th Running Time:  Two hours and thirty minutes includes a ten minute intermission and a delayed start Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘Everyone is a collection of stories.’ Change one person’s story and change a nation’s history.  Ah, the power... Read more »

Starting at '1001' en route to 'Detroit' then 'Wuthering Heights' will push 'This Lady' to Mamet-palooza!

The theatre weekend starts on Thursday goes through Monday! 1001 by Collaboraction Theatre at The Chopin Detroit at Steppenwolf Theatre Wuthering Heights at Lifeline Theatre This Lady is not for Burning by Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre at No Exit Cafe MAMET-PALOOOZA:  Oleanna and Speed-in-the-Plow at America Theatre Company Check back for my impressions of the opening performances!... Read more »

Review "Sunday Afternoon in the Park with George": A Few Dots Short of a Masterpiece

Porchlight Music Theatre presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGEAt Stage 773, 1225 W. BelmontMusic and lyrics by Stephen SondheimBook by James LapineDirected by L. Walter StearnsMusical direction by Eugene DizonThru October 31stBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifteen minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh If this painting could talk… wait! ... Read more »

Review "Louis Slotin Sonata": A Concerto of Science & Religion with Comedic Rhythm!

                          A Red Orchid Theatre presents     Louis Slotin Sonata    Written by Paul Mullin Directed by Karen Kessler A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells (map) through October 24th  |  tickets: $25-$30  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘Tickling the dragon’s... Read more »

Review "A Chorus Line": One Singular Sensational Gift To Borrow!

Marriott Theatre presentsA CHORUS LINE At 10 Marriott Drive, LincolnshireConceived, originally choreographed and directed by Michael BennettBook by James Kirkwood and Nicholas DanteMusic by Marvin HamlischLyrics by Edward KlebanDirected by Mark LococoChoreographed by Rachel RockwellMusical direction by Ryan T. Nelson Thru October 31stBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifteen minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission... Read more »

Review "The Invasion of Skokie": Nazis vs the Goy-Next-Door, Oy!

Kibitzing with Gentiles and Nazis in Suburbia       Chicago Dramatists presents     The Invasion of Skokie     Written by Steven Peterson Directed by Richard Perez at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago (map) through October 10th  |  tickets:  $32  |   more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh It’s 1978. The preservation of the Jewish heritage is... Read more »

Review "Theories of the Sun": The Men Bring The Heat

    Sideshow Theatre presents    Theories of the Sun     Written by Kathleen Akerley Directed by Jonathan L. Green and Megan A. Smith at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map) through October 3rd  |  tickets: $15- $20  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh Where does Death take a holiday? Apparently, a remote hotel in... Read more »

This Week "THEORIES" Will Push Me Into An "INVASION" Before I High-Kick It To "CHORUSLINE"

September continues with new shows this week.  Thursday, I’m contemplating life and death with an ecletic writing group.  Friday, I’ll watch the liberal attack of Skokie without leaving Chicago.  And Sunday, it’s all about tits and ass. Whether it’s a classic or a new story, it’ll be my first time at all three theatre companies! Theories... Read more »

Review "A Memory of Two Mondays": Unforgettable!

Eclipse Theatre presents A MEMORY OF TWO MONDAYSAt Greenhouse Theatre, 2257 N. LincolnWritten by Arthur MillerDirected by Steven FedorukThru October 17th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Eighty minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘How is it me that gets out?’  A college-bound boy contemplates his exit from the mouse race.  In the finale of their... Read more »