Tag: Charles Cooper

"Fight Girl Battle World" (Infusion Theatre): Sci-Fi Geek's Wet Dream

"Fight Girl Battle World" (Infusion Theatre): Sci-Fi Geek's Wet Dream
Worlds collide in this intergalactic match-up. Humans vs aliens.  E-V vs Adon-Ra.  Comedy vs action.  Puppets vs actors.  The sci-fi spoof is a tribute to humanity.  Playwright Qui Nguyen penned the futuristic story of the extinction of the human race.   His clever satire tries to hook-up the last two humans in the galaxy; the streetfighter E-V   and... Read more »

"Creditors" (Remy Bumppo): 'Comedy with a Vengeance'?! ...yeah, not so much

"Creditors" (Remy Bumppo):  'Comedy with a Vengeance'?!  ...yeah, not so much
Remy Bumppo Think Theatre presents Creditors. Three artists + two marriages = one big mess. Adolph is a temperamental painter. Gustav is a headstrong writer. Tekla is a flirtatious writer. Adolph worries that his wife doesn’t respect him and may be cheating on him. Gustav builds Adolph’s distrust with wild theories and accusations. Gustav pushes... Read more »

"The Improv Play" (Infusion Theatre): Behind-the-Laughter Look at Chicago Actors

“The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow.”  -Mark Twain #80.  Infusion Theatre Company, in conjunction with DCA Theater, presents the world premiere of The Improv Play.  Walt got the nod.  He’s leaving Chicago’s Second City for “Saturday Night Live.”  His success makes others tally their own comedic situation.  Ben lost his job chasing... Read more »

Early Xmas Present "The Pitmen Painters" (TimeLine Theatre) Extends thru Dec 18th

‘Art is a place you can understand your whole life from.’ TimeLine Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of The Pitmen Painters.  In a northern mining town in England, a group of men strive for self-improvement.  They hire a professor to teach them art appreciation.  As the teacher showcases famous paintings, the guys lose themselves in the art.... Read more »

Review "Thieves Like Us": We Like Thieves!

The House Theatre of Chicago presents THIEVES LIKE USAt Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. DivisionWritten by Damon KielyBased on the novel by Edward AndersonDirected by Kimberly SeniorThru October 30th Buy TicketsRunning time:  One hour and fifty-five minutes includes a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh An inmate is in the right place at the right time... Read more »