Tag: Mike Tutaj

"ENRON" (TimeLine Theatre): Fuel-Injected Showcase of Corporate Greed

"ENRON" (TimeLine Theatre):  Fuel-Injected Showcase of Corporate Greed
#29.  At work, I write a check request and the vendor gets paid.  I don’t worry about it.  I anticipated the expense.  I’ve seen the monthly statement.  The agency is on budget.  And now this money will be disbursed.  At the end of the fiscal year, our auditors will come in and review the paperwork... Read more »

"Snapshots" (Northlight Theatre): Picture Perfect!

"Snapshots" (Northlight Theatre): Picture Perfect!
With the Facebook age, picture taking has become even more popular.  Not only can I capture the moment, I can post it immediately for all my FB friends to see.  We spend so much time documenting the fun time, we forget to actually have a fun time.  Those posed pictures hold less and less importance. ... Read more »

Early Xmas Present "The Pitmen Painters" (TimeLine Theatre) Extends thru Dec 18th

‘Art is a place you can understand your whole life from.’ TimeLine Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of The Pitmen Painters.  In a northern mining town in England, a group of men strive for self-improvement.  They hire a professor to teach them art appreciation.  As the teacher showcases famous paintings, the guys lose themselves in the art.... Read more »

"PORNOGRAPHY" (Steep Theatre): Thought-Provoking Porn!

"PORNOGRAPHY" (Steep Theatre):  Thought-Provoking Porn!
What can I say about porn?  Sometimes, it’s an artistic expression capturing the naked human spirit.  Other times, it’s visual stimulation created to initiate a primal reaction.  All the time, it’s subject to interpretation. Steep Theatre presents the Midwest Premiere of PORNOGRAPHY.  It’s London, July 2005. A recent announcement confirmed the 2012 Olympics would be... Read more »

EXTENDED *AGAIN* Thru August 14th "The Detective's Wife": Makings of a Bestselling Mystery

               Writers’ Theatre presents       The Detective’s Wife       Written by Keith Huff  Directed by Gary Griffin   at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon, Glencoe (map)  EXTENDED thru August 7th |  tickets: $60  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh A widow is silenced by her husband’s murder.  She isn’t so much an unwilling participant in a... Read more »

Review "In Darfur": Massacre Exploited as Visual Spectacle

TimeLine Theatre presents IN DARFUR At 615 W. Wellington Written by Winter Miller Directed by Nick Bowling Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm Fridays at 8pm Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm Sundays at 2pm Buy Tickets Running Time:  95 minutes with no intermission   Reviewed by Katy Walsh   “Call it civil war, call it ethnic... Read more »

Review "Frost/Nixon": Political Corruption at Its Finest

Timeline Theatre Company presents       FROST/NIXON At 615 W. Wellington Avenue Written by Peter Morgan Directed by Louis Contey Buy Tickets Thru October 10th Running Time:  One hour and fifty minutes with no intermission   Reviewed by Katy Walsh   Timeline Theatre Company’s tagline is yesterday’s stories, today’s topic.  In the wake of... Read more »

Review "Farnsworth Invention": From Potato Fields to Couch Potatoes!

TimeLine Theatre presentsFARNSWORTH INVENTION At 615 W. Wellington Written by Aaron SorkinDirected by Nick Bowling Thru July 24th  Buy Tickets Running time:  Two hours and twenty minutes includes a ten minute intermission. Reviewed by Katy Walsh “Where is someone going to put a television in their house?”  Even before the punch line, that question from... Read more »

Review "Distracted": A D-elightfully H-umorous D-iscovery

American Theatre Company presents Distracted At 1909 W. Byron Written by Lisa Loomer Directed by PJ Paparelli Thru February 28th Buy Tickets Running time: Two hours (includes one ten minute intermission) Families sipping lemonade and counting the fireflies on the front porch has been replaced. Now, friends gather remotely to stay connected. From the privacy... Read more »