Tag: Robert Falls

"Measure for Measure" (Goodman Theatre): Extreme and Sensational!

"Measure for Measure" (Goodman Theatre):  Extreme and Sensational!
This show grabbed me from its shocking opening and held me until its startling conclusion. Goodman Theatre presents MEASURE FOR MEASURE.  The Duke departs his city in a flourish only to return in disguise as an Irish priest.  The Duke is doing a personal internal investigation of his staff.  He fears corruption.  And he finds... Read more »

"Crowns" (Goodman Theatre): Handpicked Hallelujah Chorus of Biblical Proportions

#141.  I love hats!  They serve as a fashion statement and cover up flawed hair.  Until the late sixties, the Catholic Church required them at mass.  So every Easter, my sisters and I would get to pick out a new outfit:  dress + hat. I focused on the hat part because there were only ever... Read more »

"The Iceman Cometh" (Goodman Theatre): Double Shot of Sobering Realty with a Twist

"The Iceman Cometh" (Goodman Theatre): Double Shot of Sobering Realty with a Twist
In the final week of this Chicago-based epic, I was fortunate to get a ticket to the now sold-out production.  Goodman Theatre presents THE ICEMAN COMETH.  Harry Hope’s saloon is home to many men and three whores.  The vagabonds spend their days boozing it up together.  They drink.  They pontificate.  They pass out.  They drink. ... Read more »

"Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre): Goodman's Traditional Gift is More Frolicsome This Year!

"Christmas Carol" (Goodman Theatre):  Goodman's Traditional Gift is More Frolicsome This Year!
My family loves to watch multiple versions of the “Christmas Carol.”  I enjoy Bill Murray in “Scrooged.”  My dad likes Henry Winkler in “An American Christmas Carol.”  My mom’s fave is Michael Caine in “The Muppets Christmas Carol.”  Over the holidays, we watch them all!  It’s our annual tradition.        Goodman Theatre presents its own... Read more »

RED (Goodman Theatre): Vivid Artist-in-the-Studio Depiction

RED (Goodman Theatre):  Vivid Artist-in-the-Studio Depiction
In time you’ll drop dead and I’ll come to your funeral in a red dress!’ is one of my favorite quotes from “Moonstruck.”  I’ve always loved wearing the color of red.  It defies the little black dress.  It’s confident.  It’s sassy.  It stands out.  Goodman Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of the Tony Award-winning RED.  Playwright... Read more »

Review "The Seagull": Soars on Falls' Wings!

Goodman Theatre presents THE SEAGULLThe Owen Theatre, 170 N. DearbornWritten by Anton ChekhovAdapted and directed by Robert FallsTuesdays , Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays @ 7:30pmFridays, Saturdays @ 8pmSaturdays, Sundays @ 2pmThru November 21st Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Three hours includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘Unrequited love only happens in bad novels.‘  Not so!  Sometimes... Read more »

Review "Aida": Big Ideas, Small Space...Still Beautiful!

Bailiwick Chicago presents      Aida    Book by L. Woolverton, Robert Falls and D.H. Hwang Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Tim Rice Directed by Scott Ferguson Music Directed by Jimmy Morehead/Robert Ollis at American Theatre Company, 1909 W. Byron (map) through August 1st  |  Tickets:  $30-$45  |  more info reviewed by Katy Walsh Egypt... Read more »

Director to Deliver First Class Surprises in "Dead Letter Office"

Next week, Dog and Pony Theatre Company presents the world premiere of “Dead Letter Office” at DCA Theatre. Taking time from a grueling rehearsal schedule and search for an industrial staircase, David Dieterich Gray sat down with The Fourth Walsh to chat about his professional directorial debut.  Interview with David Dieterich Gray by Katy Walsh T4W:  What do you find attractive... Read more »

2010 Merritt Awards: Designers celebrate theatre accomplishments!

  By Katy Walsh Scenery, lights, sounds, costumes; theatre design is devising storytelling beyond the dialogue. On Monday, May 3, 2010, Chicago gathered at the Goodman Theatre to celebrate the role that designers play in the theatre community. The festivities brought together veteran and rookies in the theatre design world for networking and fellowship. The... Read more »

Review "A True History of the Johnstown Flood": Tread Water for the View!

Goodman Theatre presents A True History of the Johnstown Flood At 170 North Dearborn Written by Rebecca Gilman Directed by Robert Falls Thru April 18th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours and forty minutes includes a twenty minute intermission   Actors playing actors.  Plays within a play.  A disaster on stage.  Goodman Theatre presents the... Read more »