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Review "Number of People": Beck is #1 in this one man show

Piven Theatre Workshop presents:   Number of People Written and directed by Emilie Beck At Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston Thru April 18th (more info) 8, 11, 6, Leo Gold is a numbers guy. His wife is an eight. His daughter is eleven. And his concentration camp bunkmate is a six. Piven... Read more »

Review "Wild Nights with Emily": Sexy, Witty, Conspiracy Theory

Caffeine Theatre presents Wild Nights with Emily At Lincoln Square Arts Center (Berry Methodist Church), 4754 N. Levitt Written by Madeleine Olnek Directed by Meghan Beals McCarthy Thru April 11th Buy Tickets Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission Wild nights! Wild nights! Were I with thee, Wild nights should be Our luxury! Futile the... Read more »

Review "A Beautiful City": Solid Cast Constructs Urban Fairy Tale

Theatre Mir presents Beautiful City Written by George F. Walker Directed by Rob Chambers At Storefront Theatre, 66 E. Randolph, thru April 3rd (more info) “Make no little plans” is a phrase coined by Chicago’s infamous urban planner, Daniel Burnham. In Theatre Mir‘s play Beautiful City, lead character Tony Raft embraces this philosophy despite opposition... Read more »

Review "Songs for a Future Generation": Dancing to Its Own Tune!

Lights Out Theatre presents Songs for a Future Generation Written by Joe Tracz Directed by Mary Rose O’Connor At EP Theatre, 1820 S. Halsted Thru March 13th  (more info) What does the future hold? The good news is dance parties! The bad news is no lobster! Lights Out Theatre Company presents Songs for a Future... Read more »

Review "Marriage of Figaro": Flawless, Fun Farce!

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents: Marriage of Figaro Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus MozartConducted by Sir Andrew DavisStage directed by Herbert KellnerProjected English supertitles by Francis Rizzoat Civic Opera House through March 27th (more info) Figaro wants to marry Susanna. Marcellina wants to marry Figaro. Bartolo wants to marry the Countess. The Count wants Susanna. The... Read more »

Review "Evolution/Creation": Unusual/Fascinating

Quest Theatre Ensemble presents: Evolution/Creation Written and directed by Andrew ParkMusic by Scott LampsMusical direction by Gary PowellAt Quest Blue Theatre, 1609 W. GregoryThru March 28th (more info) Science/Religion. Explosion/Organic. Inevitable/Mystical. Quest Theatre presents Evolution/Creation, a theatrical experience for the senses. Upon arrival at the Quest Blue Theatre, each audience member receives a red or... Read more »

Review "Peter Pan": Hook's Some Fun!

Emerald City Theatre presents: Peter Pan Based on the character created by J.M. BarrieBook and lyrics by Alyn CardarelliMusic by Steve GoersDirected by Matthew GunnelsThru July 22nd at Apollo Theatre, 2540 N. Lincoln (more info) Disney, Depp, Dustin, Duncan, the legend of Peter Pan has been retold and reimagined on stage and screen for over... Read more »

Review "Uncle Vanya": Classic Witty Drama

Strawdog Theatre presents Uncle Vanya At 3829 N. Broadway Written by Anton Chekhov Translated by Curt Columbus Directed by Kimberly Senior Thru March 27th Buy Tickets Running Time: Two hours and twenty minutes includes a ten minute intermission   Vanya loves Yelena. Sonya loves Astrov. Yelena loves excitement. Astrov loves vodka. Strawdog Theatre presents Curt... Read more »

Review "The Damnation of Faust": Eye Candy!

  Lyric Opera of Chicago presents The Damnation of Faust Composed by Hector Berlioz Libretto by Berlioz and Almire GandonniereAdapted from Gerard de Nerval‘s translation of Goethe‘s Faust Stage directed by Stephen LangridgeConducted by Sir Andrew Davisthrough March 17th (more info, tickets) Multi-colored saber lights, pole dancing and life-size shadowboxes, Lyric Opera of Chicago puts a... Read more »

Review "Wilson Wants It All": House Delivers Hope!

The House Theatre of Chicago presents Wilson Wants It All At The Chopin Theatre 1543 W. Division Written by Michael Rohd and Phillip C. Klapperich Conceived and Directed by Michael Rohd Thru March 27th Buy Tickets Running Time: Two hours and twenty minutes includes a ten minute intermission and fifteen minute delayed start. It’s 2040.... Read more »