Tag: Chuck Smith

"By The Way, Meet Vera Stark" (Goodman Theatre): Ironic Tribute

"By The Way, Meet Vera Stark" (Goodman Theatre):  Ironic Tribute
Goodman Theatre presents BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK. It wasn’t enough for Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lynn Nottage to establish the backstory on her main character, Vera Stark.  Nottage had to give her a fleshed out existence with parents, husbands, an Oscar nomination, an autobiography, and a Vegas act. All these factoids are only hinted... Read more »

"RACE" (Goodman Theatre): Envelop-pushing, Thought-provoking, Stomach-churning Earful!

"RACE" (Goodman Theatre):  Envelop-pushing, Thought-provoking, Stomach-churning Earful!
#18.  I’ve had to fire two people in my career.  It’s always difficult.  The ick factor is a chart buster.  On one of the occasions, my former employee tried to sue me for racial discrimination.  He had no case and it was dismissed.  But the idea still haunts me.  How are my actions and words... Read more »

Review "The Gospel According to James": Testament to Hateful Truths

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of June 2nd   Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Victory Gardens Theater presents THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAMESAt 2433 N. LincolnWritten by Charles SmithDirected by Chuck SmithTuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pmSaturdays at 4pmSundays at 3pmWednesdays at 2pmThru June 12th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and... Read more »

Review "The Good Negro": Backstory of the Civil Rights Movement!

Goodman Theatre presents The Good Negro   Written by Tracey Scott Wilson Directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn (map) through June 6th  |  tickets: $22-$71  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh A despicable act by the police impassions a spontaneous response by the community. It’s really not that black and... Read more »