Tag: Chicago Dramatists

New CHIRP Chicago Theatre Radio Show: Off Book Talks with Steppenwolf, Remy Bumppo and More!

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on CHIRP!  This week, we review local theatre offerings about songs becoming story, lesbians becoming parents, and coalminers becoming artists. Later, we’ll chat with Remy Bumppo and Steppenwolf 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 Minute? Have a... Read more »

"The Kid Thing" (About Face Theatre): Smart Script more than Baby Talk!

  Tick tock!  A thirty-something woman hears the escalating sounds of a stopwatch counting down her reproductive days.  Multiply this by four women in committed relationships, the deafening noise is a real cluster-clock!  About Face Theatre andChicago Dramatists present The Kid Thing.  Good friends gather for a casual dinner party.  They debate Michael Jackson’s merits as a parent.  What... Read more »

Review "Hickory Dickory" at Chicago Dramatists: Provocative, Timely Fantasy

Chicago Dramatists present HICKORYDICKORY Written by Marissa Wegrzyn Directed by Russ Tutterow   Reviewed  By Katy Walsh     Embedded inside everyone is a mortal clock. The timepiece ticks down the minutes until death. For most, its existence near the heart goes unrealized. In rare cases, the mortal clock is a chronometer lodged in the brain.... Read more »

Review "BORDELLO": Compelling Whores need a Corset!

Chicago Dramatists presents BORDELLOAt 1105 W. ChicagoWritten by Aline LathropDirected by Meghan Beals McCarthyThursdays, Fridays, Saturday s at 8pmSundays at 3pmThru March 6th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and fifteen minutes includes one intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Sex sells…. especially in a double-wide sixty miles outside Las Vegas.  Chicago Dramatists presents the world premiere... Read more »

Review "Local Wonders": A Chicago Rural Oasis

Full Sky Productions presents LOCAL WONDERSAt Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago AvenueWritten by Virginia Smith and Paul Amandes Adapted from the book by Ted KooserMusically directed by Paul AmandesDirected by Virginia SmithThursdays at 7:30pmFridays and Saturdays at 8pmSundays at 3pm and 7pmThru January 9th Buy Tickets: Call 630.457.1074Running Time:  Ninety minutes with no intermission Reviewed... Read more »

Review "26 Miles": Tripping with Your Mom!

    Teatro Vista and Rivendell Theatre Ensemble present     26 Miles     Written by Quiara Alegria Hudes Directed by Tara Mallen at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago (map) through November 21  |  tickets: $25  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh The distance between Philadelphia and Wyoming is 1,835 miles. The distance between a mother... Read more »

Review "The Invasion of Skokie": Nazis vs the Goy-Next-Door, Oy!

Kibitzing with Gentiles and Nazis in Suburbia       Chicago Dramatists presents     The Invasion of Skokie     Written by Steven Peterson Directed by Richard Perez at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago (map) through October 10th  |  tickets:  $32  |   more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh It’s 1978. The preservation of the Jewish heritage is... Read more »

This Week "THEORIES" Will Push Me Into An "INVASION" Before I High-Kick It To "CHORUSLINE"

September continues with new shows this week.  Thursday, I’m contemplating life and death with an ecletic writing group.  Friday, I’ll watch the liberal attack of Skokie without leaving Chicago.  And Sunday, it’s all about tits and ass. Whether it’s a classic or a new story, it’ll be my first time at all three theatre companies! Theories... Read more »