Tag: Nick Vidal

"Iphigenia 2.0" (Next Theatre): Sacrifices Story for Spectacle

War?!  I don’t get it.  Video games?!  I don’t get those either.  Men focus for hours, days, years on intentional quests for bloodshed.  How can this possibly give any lasting satisfaction? The need to be victorious and superior over others is primarily a guy thing. And it’s been a *thing* throughout history.      Next Theatre presents... Read more »

"In The Heart of America" (Theatre Seven): Dark Swirling Abyss of Armed Forces

"In The Heart of America" (Theatre Seven):  Dark Swirling Abyss of Armed Forces
#45. Last year, Eclipse Theatre celebrated their Naomi Wallace season.  I enjoyed both “One Flea Spare” and “The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek.”  So, I am eager to experience more of Ms. Wallace’s talents. Theatre Seven presents IN THE HEART OF AMERICA.   Lue Ming is Vietnamese.  She goes to visit America.  She’s looking for the... Read more »

Review: THAT FACE (Redtwist Theatre)

Review: THAT FACE (Redtwist Theatre)
Drugged, blindfolded, tortured, a victim slips into unconsciousness.  No, it’s not a prisoner of war.  It’s a twelve year old at a London boarding school. Redtwist Theatrepresents the Chicago premiere of That Face.  Mia teams up with Izzy to bully a young girl.  When the hazing ritual gets brutally out-of-control, the girls are sent home.  Mia’s mum... Read more »

Review "Aftermath": Internal Implosion Results in a Super Nova!

EXTENDS THRU JANUARY 23rd Signal Ensemble Theatre presents AFTERMATHAt 1802 W. Berenice Written and directed by Ronan MarraThursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pmSundays at 3pmThru December 12th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  One hour and forty-five minutes includes a delayed start and no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh How many musicians does it take to make Rolling Stones? ... Read more »

Review "The Ring Cycle": This Ring IS a Prize!

The Building Stage presents The Ring Cycle At 412 N. Carpenter Adapted from the operas of Richard Wagner Directed by Blake Montgomery and Joanie Schultz Saturdays and Sundays thru March 21st Special Monday performance on February 22nd Buy Tickets Running Time: Six hours includes two ten minute intermissions and a forty-five minute dinner break  ... Read more »