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"The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead" (Writers Theatre): Coiffed to Perfection

"The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead" (Writers Theatre): Coiffed to Perfection
#127.  Hair is an ever-changing statement.  I cut and color mine accordingly.  I was born a brunette.  I’ve been every shade of red, both imaginable and inconceivable.  I even had a disastrous stint trying to go platinum blonde.  I’m probably naturally gray at this point but I don’t feel that way.  So, I continue to... Read more »

"The Duchess of Malfi" (Strawdog Theatre): Innovation and Convolution

"The Duchess of Malfi" (Strawdog Theatre):  Innovation and Convolution
Do you not weep? Other sins only speak; murder shrieks out. The element of water moistens the earth, But blood flies upwards and bedews the heavens.  -”The Duchess of Malfi” #88.  Strawdog Theatre presents a new adaptation of John Webster’s THE DUCHESS OF MALFI.  It’s 16th Century Court-side in Italy.  The Duchess is a widow.  Her brothers,... Read more »

"The Fisherman" (Stage Left Theatre): Casts Line Into Shark Pool

#42. I always knew when my dad had been fishing.  He smelled like pipe tobacco and bass.  There were leftover old-fashion doughnuts on the kitchen counter and fish for dinner.  And life was good. Stage Left Theatre presents the world premiere of The Fisherman.  The Twins are losing.  The carp are biting.  The beer is cooling.  For... Read more »
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Chicago Theatre Off Book Chats to Hell in a Handbag, about Lookingglass and MORE!

Chicago Dramatists, and Collaboraction.  In addition, we chat about comedy with David Cerda from Hell in a Handbag and almost with Kelly Leonard from Second City.  And of course, we have a new Got A Minute? segment from a local playwright.  Have a listen!  Plus, don’t forget to pick your favorite among the five finalists with  HONOR AWARDS 2011. This episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Off Book's 1st Ever GAM-fest!

During our holiday hiatus, Chicago Theatre Off Book  on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP is featuring its first-ever GAM-fest!  It’s back to back episodes of our popular “Got A Minute?” segment.  The one minute audio plays feature playwrights’ work performed by our local theatre talent. We invite you to listen up and enjoy this inaugural GAM-fest! In addition, we welcome any writers’... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Off Book chats it up with Molly Brennan and Roni Geva and so much more!

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP. This week, we review local theatre offerings featuring forbidden lovers, naughty bunnies and murderous dictators.  Later, we chat with Molly Brennan from Barrel of Monkeys and 500 Clown and Roni Geva with “Love, Loss and What I Wore.”  This episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially... Read more »
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Chicago Theatre Off Book chats up Doyle and Debbie, Caffeine Theatre, Teatro Vista and Next Theatre

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP. This week, we review local theatre offerings looking at life in 1670’s England, 2011’s Inner City, 1950’s Americana.  Special guests, country singing sensations Doyle and Debbie are in the studio sharing their backstories and songs from The Doyle & Debbie Show.  I’ll tell you... Read more »

Off Book chats to Strawdog and Chicago Shakes and much more!

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP. This week, we review local theatre offerings looking for love, beauty and hand. Later, we’ll chat with Strawdog Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theater about the excitement around their 2011/2012 Season. And of course, we’re featuring two local playwrights in our one-minute audio play segment, Got... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Off Book Chats with Sideshow Theatre and Lyric Opera and much more!

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project, CHIRP. This week, we review local theatre offerings that are kicking it up, blasting it off, and twanging it down. Later, we’ll chat with Sideshow Theatre and The Lyric Opera of Chicago about the excitement around their 2011/2012 Season. And of course, we’re featuring... Read more »
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Chicago Theatre Off Book chats with Timeline, Stage 773 and reviews Lookingglass, The Lyric and Strawdog plus "Got A Minute?"

 It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on Chicago Independent Radio Project (CHIRP). This week, we review local theatre offerings that are burning up the stage with fire, heat, and smolder. Later, we’ll chat with Timeline and Stage 773 about the excitement around their 2011/2012 Season. And of course, we’re featuring two local playwrights in our... Read more »