Category: About Face Theatre

EXTENDED Thru July 28th "The Pride" (About Face Theatre): A lot to be proud of

EXTENDED Thru July 28th "The Pride" (About Face Theatre):  A lot to be proud of
About Face Theatre presents the Chicago Premiere of THE PRIDE. What a difference a day makes…. times 365 x 50.  Playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell explores the emotional entanglements of homosexuality in 1958 vs 2008.  Campbell imagines the same three people living out their lives at different points in history.  He skillfully intertwines the stories using... Read more »

"What's The T?" (About Face Theatre): Truly Pressing

"What's The T?" (About Face Theatre):  Truly Pressing
Reviewed By Sara Eisenbaum  “What’s the T” begs the question What’s the Problem? Classism, racism, ageism, and homophobia/transphobia are still running rampant although people, especially in the seemingly gay city of Chicago, try to pat themselves on the back for the pseudo progress that has been made.  How refreshing to see a youth theater production as... Read more »

"We Three Lizas" (About Face Theatre): Triple Diva Fix

"We Three Lizas" (About Face Theatre):  Triple Diva Fix
About Face Theatre presents the world premiere of WE THREE LIZAS.  The House of Conrad is in a design slump.  Conrad Ticklebottom is desperate.  His assistant Reggie comes to the rescue with a book of spells.  Reggie conjures up the Great Queen of Wishes.  Conrad seeks the trifecta for his three wishes: youth, wealth and... Read more »

EXTENDED "RENT" (American Theater, About Face Theatre): Pay Up and Get Your Bohemian On!

EXTENDED "RENT" (American Theater, About Face Theatre):  Pay Up and Get Your Bohemian On!
#103.  I’ve seen the movie RENT.  I’ve listened to my friends belt out RENT show tunes at Sidetracks.  And I’ve certainly known my share of artists struggling to pay the rent. American Theater Company, in conjunction with About Face Theatre, presents RENT.  It’s East Village in NYC circa 1990.  A bunch of bohemians are living... Read more »

2011 Top Ten Chicago Theatre Picks

2011 Top Ten Chicago Theatre Picks
From the first show of the year, Trap Door’s “HamletMachine” to the final opening of the year, last night’s “The Addams Family,” 2011 was a banner year for theatre in Chicago.  250+ theatre companies produced over 400+ shows.  Big blockbuster touring epics like Les Miserables to no-frills, all-poignant productions at ShawChicago entertained the Chicagoland masses. ... Read more »

"The Kid Thing" (About Face Theatre): Smart Script more than Baby Talk!

  Tick tock!  A thirty-something woman hears the escalating sounds of a stopwatch counting down her reproductive days.  Multiply this by four women in committed relationships, the deafening noise is a real cluster-clock!  About Face Theatre andChicago Dramatists present The Kid Thing.  Good friends gather for a casual dinner party.  They debate Michael Jackson’s merits as a parent.  What... Read more »

EXTENDED AGAIN Thru August 21st "THE HOMOSEXUALS" Are Unstoppable!

  Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 23rd Narrated by Joshua Volkers  About Face Theatre presents THE HOMOSEXUALS Reviewed by Katy Walsh There is an accepted belief that six degrees separates one person from any other person.  In the gay community, the linkage is considerably tighter and more intimate.  That... Read more »

Review "Sweet Tea": Thirst-Quenching Refreshment

Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women & Gender in the Arts & Media Columbia College and About Face Theatre presentsSWEET TEA:  Black Gay Men of the South At Viaduct Theatre, 3111 N. WesternWritten and performed by E. Patrick JohnsonDirected by Daniel Alexander JonesThru May 29th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifteen... Read more »

Review "What Once We Felt": Felt Intriguingly Confusing!

About Face Theatre presents What Once We Felt At Center on Halsted 3656 N. Halsted Written by Ann Marie Healy Directed by Krissy Vanderwarker Thru March 6th Buy Tickets Running Time: Two hours includes a ten minute intermission   I’ve been to the future. Not surprising, men have become extinct. A bit more alarming, books... Read more »