Tag: STephen H. Carmody

"Broadsword: A Heavy Metal Play" (The Gift Theatre): Goosebump-worthy

"Broadsword: A Heavy Metal Play" (The Gift Theatre):  Goosebump-worthy
The Gift Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of BROADSWORD:  A HEAVY METAL PLAY. Playwright Marco Ramirez, who also serves as executive story editor for “Orange is the New Black,” describes the play as a ‘little Agatha Christie and a little Stephen Adly Guirgis, as filtered through an episode of “The X-Files”.’  Ramirez perfectly describes his... Read more »

"Mahal" (Bailiwick Chicago): Genuine Family Affair

"Mahal" (Bailiwick Chicago):  Genuine Family Affair
Bailiwick Chicago presents the World Premiere of MAHAL. “Family can be a lot!”  This sentiment is stated and reinforced in Playwright Danny Bernardo’s engaging story of the Reyes.  Mom has just lost her battle to cancer.  Her kids and husband are dealing with it… each in their own way.  Dad is redecorating.  Jun is skyping.... Read more »

"Making Noise Quietly" (Steep Theatre): Triple Play of Naked Humanity

"Making Noise Quietly" (Steep Theatre):  Triple Play of Naked Humanity
Steep Theatre has a propensity for three things:  British speaking angst, solid ensemble acting and multi-layered messages – consistently thought-provoking, not always completely decipherable. Steep Theatre presents Making Noise Quietly.  Three separate stories unfold in three different vignettes.  The interconnecting subject matter is war, strangers, and pain. The overarching theme is casualties of war.  Two strangers have... Read more »

Review "Man From Nebraska": Guy Interrupted!

Audio Podcast available on ITUNES Chicago Theatre Reviews for week of April 10th Narrated by Joshua Volkers   Redtwist Theatre presents  MAN FROM NEBRASKA At 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Written by Tracy Letts Directed by Andrew Jessop Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 3pm Thru April 24th  Buy Tickets Running Time:  Two hours... Read more »

Review "Under America": IN Range But OVER Target

Mortar Theatre presents UNDER AMERICAAt Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. SouthportWritten by Jacob JuntunenDirected by Rachel Edwards HarvithThru September 26th Buy TicketsRunning time:  Two hours and forty minutes includes two 10-minute intermissions Reviewed by Katy Walsh Robbed at knife point, raped in a tunnel, surrounded by cats:  What’s real?  And what’s a horrible hallucination conjured up... Read more »