Tag: Julia Siple

EXTENDED Thru Nov 23 "Motortown" (Steep Theatre): Steep's Signature Move Kicked Up A Knotch

EXTENDED Thru Nov 23 "Motortown" (Steep Theatre):  Steep's Signature Move Kicked Up A Knotch
The hallmark of a Steep production is its ability to fuse the audience to emotion.  Steep chooses edgy stories.  The ensemble spirals into angst-driven turmoil.  The intimate theatre space forces an amalgamation of performer and audience.  There is no fourth wall.  It’s more like an invisible flimsy blanket.  A Steep audience feels what the character... Read more »

"Making Noise Quietly" (Steep Theatre): Triple Play of Naked Humanity

"Making Noise Quietly" (Steep Theatre):  Triple Play of Naked Humanity
Steep Theatre has a propensity for three things:  British speaking angst, solid ensemble acting and multi-layered messages – consistently thought-provoking, not always completely decipherable. Steep Theatre presents Making Noise Quietly.  Three separate stories unfold in three different vignettes.  The interconnecting subject matter is war, strangers, and pain. The overarching theme is casualties of war.  Two strangers have... Read more »

"Moment" (Steep Theatre): Unputdownable!

"Moment" (Steep Theatre):  Unputdownable!
#149. Family dinner always serves up the real and the fantasy.  Around a shared meal, people   fork it in and spoon it up.  I remember when I was five, the supper conversation consisted of my older sisters talking about what happened in their classrooms, my younger sister talking about what happened on her magic... Read more »

"Love and Money" (Steep Theatre): Steep Does Masterpiece Theatre!

#11.  ‘What I did for love, what I did for love.‘  Romantics versus capitalists?  There’s no contest.  Public support favors people’s idiotic antics in pursuit of love.  It’s easy to get behind some fool whipped into a frenzy over a guy or gal.  What wouldn’t you do for someone you loved?  How much of yourself... Read more »

"Under The Blue Sky" (Steep Theatre): 2 x 3= sex (+/- love)

High school is in an education in drama.  With so many raging hormones under one roof, it’s an ongoing lesson in Love 101. Does he like like me?  Will she go all the way?  Is he a virgin?  But this time it’s not the kids in the hall.  These questions are a test for the... Read more »

EXTEND THRU July 10th "Festen": Authentic Voice to Unspeakable Acts

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of May 6th   Narrated by Joshua Volkers     Steep Theatre Company, in association with Marla Rubin Productions Limited, presentsFESTEN At 1115 W. BerwynDramatization by David EldridgeBased on the Dogme film and play by Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov, and Bo hr. HansenDirected by Jonathan BerryThursdays, Fridays, Saturdays... Read more »

"Kill The Old Torture Their Young" Theatre Review: What Happened?

Kill The Old Torture Their Young Steep Theatre Chicago, Illinois October 9, 2009 A documentary filmmaker returns to his hometown to shoot a movie. I was intrigued by the promising premise for Kill The Old Torture Their Young. Having fallen smitten with Steep Theatre during its production of Hollowlands, I had high expectations for our... Read more »

Review "Harper Regan" at Steep Theatre: Thulin Rulin' for Extended Run!

Steep Theatre Co. presents Harper Regan  1115 W. Berwyn Avenue Written by Simon Stephens Directed by Robin Witt Thru April 25th Buy Tickets Running away from home is an impulsive act reserved for kids. Or is it? At 41, Harper gets on a plane and leaves her life. Steep Theatre Co. presents Harper Regan. Playwright... Read more »