Tag: Bruce Norris

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 »

"Purple Heart" (Redtwist Theatre): Beats Irregularly

"Purple Heart" (Redtwist Theatre):  Beats Irregularly
Redtwist Theatre presents PURPLE HEART.  Carla is a drunken mess.  Her husband is dead.  Her son is weird.  And her mother-in-law is overbearing.  She feels trapped in her own home.  When a military guy comes to visit, she expects a casserole.  What she gets is a surprise.  Is this mystery man Carla’s escape from her... Read more »

EXTENDED thru November 13th "Clybourne Park" (Steppenwolf Theatre): A Subtle Norris Takes THE Prize!

EXTENDED thru November 13th "Clybourne Park" (Steppenwolf Theatre):  A Subtle Norris Takes THE Prize!
Teresa Blakely transferred to my seventh grade class in 1976.  She was my first black friend.  Probably, the first black person I had ever really met.  I grew up on the other side of the river in Elkhart.  Our neighborhood was white. As was the next neighborhood over and the neighborhood next to that one…... Read more »

Review "Parallelogram": All the Right Angles

Steppenwolf Theatre presents PARALLELOGRAM1650 N. HalstedWritten by Bruce NorrisDirected by Anna D. ShapiroThru August 29th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours includes a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh If continuous lines run parallel looping the earth, they will eventually cross.  The crossed lines deliver a message like a telegram but more specifically, a parallelogram. ... Read more »

Going up this weekend: Emperor verses Aida in a Parallelogram until After The Fall

JULY 9th: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre opens world premiere family musical “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” July 10th:  Steppenwolf Theatre opens Bruce Norris’ play “Parallelogram.” July 10th:   Bailiwick Chicago opens Elton John composed “Aida.”    July 11th:  Eclipse Theatre opens Arthur Miller’s “After The Fall.”