Tag: Remy Bumppo

Off Book Chats Up Victory Gardens, Remy Bumppo and Alex Weisman

Off Book Chats Up Victory Gardens, Remy Bumppo and Alex Weisman
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is trying out a shorter format for our listeners’ quick theatre fix.  First, the Show Pick of the Week is reviewed:  “Failure:  A Love Story” at Victory Gardens.  And then, our special guest is Chicago Actor Alex Weisman.  In addition, Alex performs an excerpt from “You Never Can Tell” at Remy Bumppo for our Got A Minute?segment. This December 7, 2012 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially... Read more »

"You Never Can Tell" (Remy Bumppo): Introducing the Dazzling Duo of Miller and Weisman

"You Never Can Tell" (Remy Bumppo):  Introducing the Dazzling Duo of Miller and Weisman
Remy Bumppo presents YOU NEVER CAN TELL.  It’s circa 1895. The Clandons are on holiday at a seaside resort.  Mrs. Clandon, a single parent, has raised her daughter Gloria and the twins, Dolly and Philip, to be independent, broad thinkers.  When Dolly gets a tooth pulled, her dentist, Valentine, dislodges plenty of stuff to chew... Read more »

"Seascape" (Remy Bumppo): Thought-provoking Deconstruction and Evolution

"Seascape" (Remy Bumppo):  Thought-provoking Deconstruction and Evolution
CHARLIE:  It’s called flux.  And it’s always going on; right now, to all of us. SARAH (shy):  Is it…is it for the better? CHARLIE:  Is it for the better?  I don’t know.  Progress is a set of assumptions. Remy Bumppo presents SEASCAPE. Nancy and Charlie are a couple with grown children.  Sarah and Leslie are... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Remy Bumppo, Idle Muse, Magic Parlour, Sideshow, Soul and More!

Off Book Chats Up Remy Bumppo, Idle Muse, Magic Parlour, Sideshow, Soul and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:  “Magic Parlour” at The Palmer House, “The Gacy Play” by Sideshow Theatre and “The Lover” by Soul TheatreOur special guests are Evan Jackson, Artistic Director at Idle Muse Theatre and Nick Sandys, Artistic Director at Remy Bumppo. And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights. This July 13, 2012 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance. Shot word... Read more »

"Talk About God: Five Cents" (Gorilla Tango Theatre): Talk About Josh: $10 Ticket

Theatre Bob from Chicago Theatre Addict told me once buying a theatre ticket released him from the obligation of reviewing a show.  This informal understanding made sense to me.  As bloggers, we Talk About Theatre: Press Pass.  As paying customers, we maintain an anonymity and professional distance. It’s like a coffee break on the job. ... Read more »

New CHIRP Chicago Theatre Radio Show: Off Book Talks with Steppenwolf, Remy Bumppo and More!

It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book on CHIRP!  This week, we review local theatre offerings about songs becoming story, lesbians becoming parents, and coalminers becoming artists. Later, we’ll chat with Remy Bumppo and Steppenwolf about the excitement around their 2011/2012 Season. And of course, we’re featuring two local playwrights in our one-minute audio play segment, Got A Minute? Have a... Read more »

Review "The Goat Or, Who is Sylvia?": Not Just Another Bleating Heart Hook-up

Audio Podcast available on ITUNES Chicago Theatre Reviews for week of April 10th Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Remy Bumppo Theatre Company presents THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? At Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln  Written by Edward Allbee Directed by James Bohnen Wednesdays to Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 2:30pm Thru May 8th ... Read more »

"Heroes" Theatre Review: All Star Salute

Heroes Presented by Remy Bumppo At the Greenhouse Theatre Center Written by Gerald Sibleyras Translated by Tom Stoppard Directed by James Bohnen Thru November 29th A head of shrapnel, gimp leg and derangement have never been funnier. Remy Bumppo’s Heroes bring three World War I vets together for convalescent camaraderie. Set in an old soldier... Read more »

Review "The Island" at Remy Bumppo: Fugard in The Collaborator!

Remy Bumppo presents The Island At Greenhouse Theatre Center 2257 N. Lincoln Written by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona Directed by James Bohnen Thru March 7th Running Time: Ninety minutes (no intermission) An extended stay on an island sounds wondrous in Chicago’s brutal winter. Not in Fugard’s world! Remy Bumppo presents The Island... Read more »