Tag: Collette Pollard

"The Happiest Song Plays Last" (Goodman Theatre): Stories Bury the Story

"The Happiest Song Plays Last" (Goodman Theatre):  Stories Bury the Story
Goodman Theatre presents the World Premiere of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST. In the more intimate second stage space at the Goodman, Scenic Designer Collette Pollard constructed a 2 story building. The building is on the diagonal with the lengthy depth of the side as the main view.  The visual is a surprising choice.  There... Read more »

"Iron Stag King -Part One (The House Theatre): Must See for Evolving Trilogy!

"Iron Stag King -Part One (The House Theatre): Must See for Evolving Trilogy!
I love a good quest!  Unexpected heroes trying to save the world from evil.  Harry Potter vs Lord Voldemort.  Luke Skywalker vs Darth Vader.  Frodo Baggins vs Lord Sauron. Indiana Jones vs Nazis. Katniss vs The Capitol. With all those dark forces in the universe, it’s reassuring to have a steadfast wizard, Jedi, hobbit, professor,... Read more »

Review "ODRADEK": It's about... 83 minutes.

The House Theatre of Chicago presents ODRADEKAt Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division StreetInspired by the Franz Kafka short story “The Care of a Family Man” Written by Brett NeveuDirected by Dexter BullardThursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pmSundays at 7pmThru March 5th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Eighty-three minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Hours after I... Read more »

Review "To Kill A Mockingbird": Classic Shined to Perfection!

Steppenwolf for Young Adults presents TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD In the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted Written By Harper Lee Dramatized by Christopher Sergel Directed by Hallie Gordon Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm Weekly matinees, Tuesday through Friday at 10am available for school groups only Thru November 18th Buy Tickets... Read more »

Review "A Streetcar Named Desire": Get A Ticket for a Captivating Ride!

Writers’ Theatre presentsA STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE At 325 Tudor Court in GlencoeWritten by Tennessee WilliamsDirected by David CromerThru August 15thBuy TicketsRunning time:  Three hours with two ten minute intermissions Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘I don’t want realism.  I want magic!’  In this production, the audience gets both! Writers’ Theatre presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE by... Read more »

2010 Merritt Awards: Designers celebrate theatre accomplishments!

  By Katy Walsh Scenery, lights, sounds, costumes; theatre design is devising storytelling beyond the dialogue. On Monday, May 3, 2010, Chicago gathered at the Goodman Theatre to celebrate the role that designers play in the theatre community. The festivities brought together veteran and rookies in the theatre design world for networking and fellowship. The... Read more »

Review "The Illusion": My Love for this show is no illusion!

Court Theatre presents The Illusion At 5535 S. Ellis Avenue Written by Tony Kushner Adapted from Pierre Corneille’s L’Illusion comique Directed by Charles Newell Thru April 11th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two and a half hours includes a fifteen minute intermission   ‘Love is an illusion.’  ‘Love makes the world an illusion.’ From the dark... Read more »