Tag: Brian Parry

Clybourne Park (Redtwist Theatre): Provocative and Uproarious

Clybourne Park (Redtwist Theatre): Provocative and Uproarious
Reviewed by Tom Lawler Is Chicago a suitable place to live, prosper and raise your family?  This is a good question, and it depends where you live. It is this “separate but unequal” universe of segregated Chicago neighborhoods that Lorraine Hansberry explored in her 1959 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, A Raisin in the Sun, and in... Read more »

"Ah, Wilderness!" (Eclipse Theatre): Simply An Adorable Rom-Com!

"Ah, Wilderness!" (Eclipse Theatre):  Simply An Adorable Rom-Com!
I ran into Oliver over the weekend.  I asked him if he was going to the opening for Eclipse.  He told me Eugene O’Neill was too heavy for the summer.  I thought back on the recent O’Neill offerings:  “Beyond the Horizon,” “Mourning Becomes Electra,” “A Moon for the Misbegotten,” and “The Iceman Cometh.”  What were... Read more »

"The Cripple of Inishmaan" (Redtwist Theatre): Masterful Storytelling by OUR Locals

#107. The thing about the Irish is we enjoy a good story.  The bigger the yarn, the bigger the appeal.  We amuse ourselves and each other with vivid tales of things that actually happened, could have happened or we wanted to happen. And we find stories are best told with a pint of humor and... Read more »

"Beyond the Horizon" (Eclipse Theatre): Pulitzer Prize Puts Happiness Out of Reach

"Beyond the Horizon" (Eclipse Theatre):  Pulitzer Prize Puts Happiness Out of Reach
Suppose I was to tell you that it’s just beauty that’s calling me, the beauty of the far off and unknown, the mystery and spell which lures me, the need of freedom of great wide spaces, the joy of wandering on and on—-in quest of the secret which is hidden over there—-beyond the horizon?”     ― Eugene O’Neill, Beyond... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru Jan 29th "Opus" (Redtwist Theatre): Magnum OPUS...Bravo!

I played the clarinet in grade school.  I loved music and wanted to be part of creating it.  When a bass clarinet was discovered in the school basement, I was asked to play it.  Since it was old, I was told if I didn’t think I’d get the note to not try for it.  This... Read more »

Review "One Flea Spare": Talented Cast is Bubonic!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of April 17th  Narrated by Joshua Volkers Eclipse Theatre Company presents ONE FLEA SPARE At Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Written by Naomi Wallace Directed by Anish Jethmalani Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 2:30pm Thru May 22nd Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours includes... Read more »

Review "Equus": Run For The Roses Story

Redtwist Theatre EQUUS At 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Written by Peter Shaffer Directed by Michael Colucci EXTENDED Thru September 5th   Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours and thirty minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission.   Reviewed by Katy Walsh   ‘Equus is in chains for the pain of the world.’  What happens when a boyhood... Read more »