Tag: American Theatre Company

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 »

Chicago Theatre Off Book Chats with Oracle and American Theatre Co

Chicago Theatre Off Book Chats with Oracle and American Theatre Co
This episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book is bursting with testosterone.  Joshua J. Volkers is joined by Oliver Sava from TimeOut.  Oliver is subbing in for Katy Walsh, who is seeing theatre on the other side of the pond.  These guys chat with more guys, Brad Jayhan-Little and Ben Fuchsen at Oracle Productions  and PJ Paparelli at American Theatre Company.  The results is a... 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 »

Chicago Theatre Off Book Chats with Steep and Goodman plus recent theatre reviews

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book  on CHIRP.  This week, we review local theatre offerings focused on different cultures: the Amish, the French, and the Opera-goer. Later, we’ll chat with Steep and Goodman 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 A... Read more »

EXTENDED AGAIN "The Big Meal": Reservations Recommended!

American Theater Company presents    The Big Meal     Written by Dan LeFranc Directed by Dexter Bullard at American Theater, 1909 W. Byron (map) EXTENDED through March 27  |  tickets: $20-$40  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh By the time an average person is 50 years old, he will have consumed over 50,000 meals. Annual... Read more »

"MEAL" then "RAIN" to "HUSTLE" a "...GRIN" to "MIND" "MOONSTONE"

The Super Bowl kicks of some super theatre before V.D.! 2.7.11 The Big Meal at American Theatre Company 2.8.11 Rain by Broadway in Chicago at Ford Oriental Theatre 2.10.11  Do The Hustle at WritersTheatre 2.11.11 Lohengrin at Lyric Opera 2.12.11 Trouble in Mind at The Artistic Home 2.13.11 The Moonstone at Lifeline Theatre

Review "Mamet Repertory": Cox-ed for Success!

American Theatre Company presentsTHE MAMET REPERTORY: “OLEANNA” and “SPEED-THE-PLOW”At 1909 W. Byron Street Written by David MametDirected by Rick Snyder “OLEANNA” Thru October 30th “SPEED-THE-PLOW” Thru October 31stBuy Tickets  Running Times:  “OLEANNA” is sixty minutes. “SPEED-THE-PLOW” is eighty minutes.  No intermissions. Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘You asked me to come.  I don’t understand.’  Common language... 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 "Aida": Big Ideas, Small Space...Still Beautiful!

Bailiwick Chicago presents      Aida    Book by L. Woolverton, Robert Falls and D.H. Hwang Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Tim Rice Directed by Scott Ferguson Music Directed by Jimmy Morehead/Robert Ollis at American Theatre Company, 1909 W. Byron (map) through August 1st  |  Tickets:  $30-$45  |  more info reviewed by Katy Walsh Egypt... Read more »

Review "Welcome to Arroyo": DJ Duo is Rapper's Delight!

American Theater Company presents WELCOME TO ARROYO1909 W. Byron StreetWritten by Kristoffer DiazDirected by Jaime CastenedaThru May 16th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifteen minutes includes a ten minute delay start and ten minute intermission. By Katy Walsh Tupac, Grandmaster Flash, Kool Herc, Raina Rae?   The hip-hop culture started in the South Bronx in... Read more »