Tag: Amy J. Carle

"The Book Thief" (Steppenwolf Theatre): Gray Steals Hearts!

"The Book Thief" (Steppenwolf Theatre):  Gray Steals Hearts!
Steppenwolf Theatre for Young Adults, in partnership with Chicago Public Library’s One Book, One Chicago, presents THE BOOK THIEF.  Leisel’s mother is dead.  Her father is in prison.  She and her brother are being adopted.  En route to their new home, her brother dies. What could possibly be worse than what she has already survived? ... Read more »

"Seasons Greetings" (Northlight Theatre): Guns, Puppets, Booze... Just Another Family X-Mas!

Christmas is about family!  People, with maybe no more in common than shared DNA, gathering together in celebration.  Dates, divorces, deaths and births constantly redefine the guest list, but forced relational interface is a certainty.  When my aunt got divorced in the seventies, my mom knew Mary Catherine’s first holiday would be hard. To distract... Read more »

Review "Animals Out of Paper": Unique Comedy Folds into Recycled Drama

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 17th  Narrated by Joshua Volkers     Steppenwolf Theatre presents ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER Reviewed by Katy Walsh A teacher stumbles on a naturally gifted student.  When he tries to recruit an expert to mentor the whiz kid, he discovers his idol living in... Read more »

Review "Orlando": Love Story Transcends Time, Gender and the Ruhls!

  Audio Podcast available on ITUNES Chicago Theatre Reviews for week of April 3rd Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Court Theatre presents ORLANDOBased on the novel by Virginia WoolfAdapted by Sarah RuhlDirected by Jessica ThebusWednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pmFridays at 8pmSaturdays at 3pm and 8pmSundays at 2:30pm and 7:30pmThru April 10th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two... Read more »

Review "Sins of Sor Juana": Cloistered Showcase Moments

Goodman Theatre presents THE SINS OF SOR JUANA At 170 N. Dearborn Written by Karen Zacarias Directed by Henry Godinez Thru July 25th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours and fifteen minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission   Reviewed by Katy Walsh   “I will never write again,” scrawled in blood.  Severe writer’s block?  Submission... Read more »

Review "Trust": David Schwimmer's Engrossing Cyber Stalker Tale

Lookingglass Theatre presents TRUST Written by David Schwimmer and Andy Bellin Based on the screenplay by Andy Bellin and Rob Festinger Directed by David Schwimmer and Heidi Stillman Thru May 9th Buy Tickets Running Time:  One hour and forty-five minutes with no intermission   With texting and I.M.ing, flirting has never been easier!  The internet... Read more »