Tag: 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 »

Off Book Chats Up Mary Arrchie, Sideshow, Lookingglass, Goodman, About Face, Strange Tree and More

Off Book Chats Up Mary Arrchie, Sideshow, Lookingglass, Goodman, About Face, Strange Tree and More
Chicago Theatre Off Book chats about three new theatre openings during the review round-up: “Immediate Family” at GoodmanTheatre and About Face Theatre, “Eastland:  A New Musical” at Lookingglass Theatre, and “Goodbye Cruel World” at Strange Tree Group Theatre.  And our special guests are Calamity West, Playwright “The Gacy Play” at Sideshow Theatre, Richard Cotovsky, Founding... Read more »

"Immediate Family" (Goodman Theatre): Comedy, Combat, Compassion Explosion

"Immediate Family" (Goodman Theatre):  Comedy, Combat, Compassion Explosion
#136.  Family manages family.  Siblings grow up together knowing what buttons to push for a reaction.  As adults that knowledge helps us avoid unpleasant confrontation.  As kids, making each other cry is a game.  As grown ups, game playing allows us to sidestep emotional land mines. Goodman Theatre, in association with About Face Theatre, present... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Raven, TimeLine, Writers, Signal ATC, AFT, Children's & More

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Treasured Stories by Eric Carle” by Chicago Children’s Theater at Victory Gardens, “Hostage Song” at Signal Ensemble Theatre, “Rent” at American Theater Company with About Face Theatre, and “A Little Night Music” at Writers Theatre.  Our special guests are Michael Menendian from Raven Theatre and PJ Powers from Timeline Theatre. And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights. This May 18, 2012 episode... 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 »