Tag: Sandy Shinner

"Creditors" (Remy Bumppo): 'Comedy with a Vengeance'?! ...yeah, not so much

"Creditors" (Remy Bumppo):  'Comedy with a Vengeance'?!  ...yeah, not so much
Remy Bumppo Think Theatre presents Creditors. Three artists + two marriages = one big mess. Adolph is a temperamental painter. Gustav is a headstrong writer. Tekla is a flirtatious writer. Adolph worries that his wife doesn’t respect him and may be cheating on him. Gustav builds Adolph’s distrust with wild theories and accusations. Gustav pushes... Read more »

"Illegal Use of Hands" (American Blues Theatre): Needs to Go Deeper or Funnier!

When I was a senior in high school, our football team sucked.  They won only two games in our final year:  homecoming and senior night.  Luckily, those were the most important ones.  But no matter the anticipated outcome, we were there.  We were there to cheer, to complain and to console. American Blues Theater presents... Read more »

"Crooked" (Rivendell Theatre): Straight-up Superb!

"Crooked" (Rivendell Theatre):  Straight-up Superb!
#117.  High school!?  A four year quest for peer acceptance.  Egads!  As I get older, the torture, the embarrassment, the awkwardness is muddled.  The experience becomes less “Breakfast Club” poignant original and more “Facts of Life” silly reruns. Now, deformities and all, I go to all my class reunions. I banter with everyone.  There are... Read more »

"In The Next Room or the vibrator play" (Victory Gardens): Charmingly Orgasmic!

"In The Next Room or the vibrator play" (Victory Gardens):  Charmingly Orgasmic!
  My friend Taya is provocative.  She typically mentions masturbation in the first ten minutes of any discourse.  Her voluptuous presence fills the room with a Mae West meets Samantha Jones prowess.  Her explicit flirtations can’t be mistaken.  Introducing her to your boyfriend is like waving a steak in front of a cougar.  Although I’ve... Read more »

Review "The Boys Room": A Coming of *Middle* Age Story

Victory Gardens presents THE BOYS ROOMAt 2433 N. LincolnWritten by Joel Drake JohnsonDirected by Sandy ShinnerTuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30pmSundays at 3pmThru February 20th  Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Ninety-five minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Two brother fight over who gets the twin bed by the window.  Typical!?  Sure, unless they are forty year... Read more »

Review "A Guide for The Perplexed": Hilarious Bromance of Redemption

Victory Gardens presents A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED At Biograph Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue Written by Joel Drake Johnson Directed by Sandy Shinner Thru August 15th Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two and a half hours includes delayed start and fifteen minute intermission.   Reviewed by Katy Walsh   An alcoholic, drug addict is released after... Read more »