Tag: Chicago Shakes

Cyrano de Bergerac (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): This Nose is too Long

Cyrano de Bergerac (Chicago Shakespeare Theater):  This Nose is too Long
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents CYRANO de BERGERAC. Cyrano is a legendary character who woos with his words.  Edmond Rostand wrote the tale of a big-nosed man who seduced a woman with his eloquent wit and passion.  Anthony Burgess translated and adapted the poetic prose for an American audience.  This play is all about the skillful... Read more »

"The School for Lies" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): Hilarious Love Octagon

"The School for Lies" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater):  Hilarious Love Octagon
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the Midwest premiere of THE SCHOOL FOR LIES.  Philinte loves Eliante.  Eliante loves Frank.  Frank loves Celimene but he’s not the only one.  Clitander, Oronte, and Acaste have been wooing the young widow, Celimene too.   So when it’s time for Celimene to pick who will remain true, she has to... Read more »

"Elizabeth Rex" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater): This Superpower Dominates!

"Elizabeth Rex" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater):  This Superpower Dominates!
Breaking-the-glass-ceiling isn’t a new concept for females.  Women have always struggled to maintain authority in this male dominated world.  Maybe it was more like breaking-the-stone-pyramid or breaking-the-crown-jewels but through the ages, women have overcome major obstacles to rule.  She has battled the physical and emotional demands of a job others would kill for.  She has... Read more »

"En Route" (Chicago Shakes): WOW!

One Step at a Time like This i/a/w Chicago Shakespeare presents En Route Review by Katy Walsh Comfortable shoes + Charged cell phone = Urban “Walk-About.”  The Melbourne-basedone step at a time like this, in conjunction with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, presentsEn Route. The performing art experience is a vision quest.  It starts 24-hours before *show time*.  A text... Read more »

"The Adventures of Pinocchio" (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) Flawless, Family Fun!

Choices!  Life is about making choices.  Whether you are one day old, four years old, thirteen years old or seventy-two years old, everyday is an opportunity to choose a new adventure.  Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the world premiere family musicalThe Adventures of Pinocchio. Using the tree from his wife’s grave, a lonely woodcarver crafts a puppet son. ... Read more »

Review "Black Watch": F#cking Sounds Like War!

  Audio Podcast available on ITUNES Chicago Theatre Reviews for week of April 3rd Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Chicago Shakespeare Theater World’s Stage Production presentsNational Theatre of Scotland’s BLACK WATCH At Broadway Armory, 5917 N. BroadwayWritten by Gregory BurkeDirected by John TiffanyTuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pmSaturdays and Sundays at 3pmThru April 10thBuy... Read more »

Review "The Cripple of Inishmaan": Pure Craic!

Chicago Shakespeare Theater World’s Stage Series presents Ireland’s Druid Theatre Company’s THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN At Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier Written by Martin McDonagh Directed by Garry Hynes Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays at 7:30 Saturdays at 8pm Wednesday at 1pm Saturdays, Sundays at 3pm Thru March 27th Buy Tickets Running Time: Two hours... Read more »

Review "Romeo & Juliet": Urban- Edgy Looks Fantastical, Sounds a Little Off-Key

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents ROMEO & JULIETOn Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand AvenueWritten by William ShakespeareDirected by Gale EdwardsBuy TicketsThru November 21st Running time:  Two hours and forty-five minutes includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Party crasher falls for host’s daughter.  Their love is doomed by a family feud.  They go for... Read more »

Seeing a lot of people this week: "Romeo & Juliet", "Helen", "Thieves" and "Candide"

Starting tonight, it’s days of guys, gals and thieves!  9.22.10    Romeo & Juliet at Chicago Shakespeare 9.23.10    A Brief History of Helen of Troy at Steep Theatre 9.26.10    Thieves like Us by House Theatre at Chopin Theatre 9.27.10    Candide at Goodman Theatre   Check back to read my impressions.  

Review "The Emperor's New Clothes": Family Musical is a Runway Hit!

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHESAt Navy Pier, 800 East GrandBased on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytaleBook by David HolsteinMusic and lyrics by Alan SchmucklerDirected by Rachel Rockwell Thru August 29th Buy Tickets Promo Code “MOM” for $5 discount on each ticket when purchased online or call the Box Office at 312-595-5600. Fine Print: Subject to Availability.... Read more »