Tag: Jasleen Jaswal Vines

“Fela!” (Broadway In Chicago): When The Political Becomes Personal, and Vice Versa

“Fela!” (Broadway In Chicago): When The Political Becomes Personal, and Vice Versa
    Reviewed by Jasleen Jaswal Vines “I have the power to turn Nigeria upside down.” – Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, “Fela!” After highly acclaimed runs in New York City, Europe, Nigeria, and around the United States, “Fela!” makes its way to Chicago for a three-week stay at The Oriental Theatre. Technically, it is described as “musical... Read more »

“The Cherry Orchard” (Piccolo Theatre): Change Is Inevitable

“The Cherry Orchard” (Piccolo Theatre): Change Is Inevitable
    by Jasleen Jaswal Vines “If we’re to start living in the present, isn’t it abundantly clear that we’ve first got to redeem our past and make a clean break with it?” – Trofimov, “The Cherry Orchard” Anton Chekov’s “The Cherry Orchard” opens with the return of a matriarch to a family home facing... Read more »