Tag: House Theatre

"The Magnificents" (House Theatre): MAGNIFICENT!

"The Magnificents" (House Theatre):  MAGNIFICENT!
To make braving last night’s ice storm worth it, a show has to be pretty magnificent.  Well, TA-DA… The House Theatre of Chicago presents THE MAGNIFICENTS.  It’s 1933 in Small Town, USA.  Magnificent is an aging magician.  He and his wife Rosie have assembled a band of misfits for their traveling circus.  Under their big... Read more »

"Death and Harry Houdini" (The House Theatre): A Marvel!

"Death and Harry Houdini" (The House Theatre): A Marvel!
#143.  In 2002, I was a barista at Seattle’s Best.  It was my *creative writing years.* The coffee shop was ideal because I got insurance and free coffee.  I did the morning shift with my fave coworker, Dr. Krohl.  We became acquainted with this guy named Nathan and his trolley driving friends.  They were trying... Read more »

"Cyrano" (The House Theatre of Chicago): Nose You'll Love It!

  ‘My enemies are coward, compromise and vanity.’  Why wouldn’t a guy reveal his romantic feelings to his gal pal? Could it be as plain as the nose on his face?  The House Theatre of Chicago presents an original adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s “Cyrano de Bergerac.” Cyrano is the classic tale of a poet-swordsman and his big old schnoz.  Cyrano... Read more »


A man in black plaus a green witch with a red twist, color my weekend perfect!  12.2.10  Cash by Pocket XIII at Stage 773 (WPH) 12.3.10  Wicked by Broadway in Chicago at The Oriental Theatre (MESD) 12.4.10  Lobby Hero at Red Twist Theatre (MESD) 12.5.10  Nutcracker by The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre (RS) 12.6.10  The Mikado at The... 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 »

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.