Tag: Joanna Melville

First Look (Steppenwolf Theatre): New Playwrights Debut Their Works

Steppenwolf Theatre presents 2013 First Look Repertory of New Work.  The mission of the annual initiative is to develop new plays for future production at Steppenwolf Theatre and theatres across the country.  All the shows are being performed at the Steppenwolf Garage Theatre running times between 80-90 minutes.     Buena Vista A new play by Edith Freni... Read more »

Neighborhood 3 Requisition of Doom (Strawdog Theatre): Run-for-your-life Terrifyingly Surreal

Neighborhood 3 Requisition of Doom (Strawdog Theatre):  Run-for-your-life Terrifyingly Surreal
Risk is a board game of world domination.  My family used to play it until my mom banned it.  It always started out good natured but then alliances formed and dissolved. War broke out on the board and in the room.  At some point, we lost sight of reality as we killed to win. Strawdog Theatre opens... Read more »

Review "EDUCATING RITA": Pygmalion Tale Retitled 'Dressing Rita'

The only reason I passed calculus in college was a tutor.  A very, very, very good looking tutor named Mike.  He had extreme patience and a transfixing beard with a patch of hairs that swirled in a circle.  In between, the blah, blah, blah, x+y= something, something, I heard in his voice genuine kindness and... Read more »

Review "The Master and Margarita": Religion, magic, insanity - and actors!

         Strawdog Theatre presents    The Master and Margarita     Adapted by Edward Kemp Based on novel by Mikhail Bulgakov Directed by Louis Contey at Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N. Broadway (map) through April 2  |  tickets: $20  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh As artistic differences threaten the theatrical production of... Read more »

Review "The Beauty Queen on Leenane": A Winner!

Shattered Globe presents THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE At Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 North Southport AveWritten by Martin McDonaghDirected by Steve ScottThru February 27th 2011Thursdays – Saturdays 8pmSundays 3pmBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours with a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Mothers and daughters!  Refusing to eat porridge, pouting for better cookies, lying about peeing... Read more »