Tag: Steppenwolf Theatre

"The Motherf#cker with the Hat" (Steppenwolf Theatre): PG-13 Telenovela

"The Motherf#cker with the Hat" (Steppenwolf Theatre):  PG-13 Telenovela
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents THE MOTHERF#CKER WITH THE HAT.  Jackie is a recovering addict, freshly paroled and newly employed. When he goes home to celebrate with his long-time girlfriend, Veronica, he spies a gentleman’s hat on the table.  Suspecting Veronica is cheating on him, Jackie spirals out of control.  He gets drunk.  He gets high. ... Read more »

Closer Than I Appear (Steppenwolf): This Tangent Is Going Somewhere

Closer Than I Appear (Steppenwolf): This Tangent Is Going Somewhere
Reviewed by Jasleen Jaswal Vines Towards the end of last Thursday’s show, already 40 minutes past when the set is supposed to end, Jeff Garlin flips through a notepad of ideas he brought for the evening. The jokes are straightforward – bits about his wife and kids, marriage, airports, gross seatmates at concerts. None are... Read more »

"The Book Thief" (Steppenwolf Theatre): Gray Steals Hearts!

"The Book Thief" (Steppenwolf Theatre):  Gray Steals Hearts!
Steppenwolf Theatre for Young Adults, in partnership with Chicago Public Library’s One Book, One Chicago, presents THE BOOK THIEF.  Leisel’s mother is dead.  Her father is in prison.  She and her brother are being adopted.  En route to their new home, her brother dies. What could possibly be worse than what she has already survived? ... Read more »
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EXTENDED Thru Nov 17 "Good People" (Steppenwolf Theatre): Sublime Ensemble

EXTENDED Thru Nov 17 "Good People" (Steppenwolf Theatre):  Sublime Ensemble
I have cried in the theatre during a moving play.  But I’ve never wept on the train on the way home after a moving play. Steppenwolf Theatre presents GOOD PEOPLE.  Margie just got fired.  Rent is due.  No one is hiring.  And her thirty year old mentally retarded daughter has special needs.  She hears her... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Cor Theatre, Steppenwolf, Sideshow, The Hypocrites, The Factory and more!

Off Book Chats Up Cor Theatre, Steppenwolf, Sideshow, The Hypocrites, The Factory and more!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Ren Faire: Fistful of Ducats” by The Factory Theatre , “Savageland” by Nothing Special Productions , “The Fall of the House of Usher” by The Hypocrites and “Idomeneus” by Sideshow Theatre.  And our Special Guests are Tosha Fowler and Victoria DeIorio, co-founders at Cor Theatre plus actor and director for “Skin Tight” and Erica Daniels, Associate Artistic Director and Casting Director at Steppenwolf Theatre.  And of course, we have... Read more »

Off Book Chats Up Steep, Steppenwolf, Muse of Fire, Dead Writers and More!

Off Book Chats Up Steep, Steppenwolf, Muse of Fire, Dead Writers and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:  “Moment” at Steep Theatre,“Three Sisters” at Steppenwolf Theatre and “Vortex” by Dead Writers Collective at Greenhouse Theatre, And we have Special Guests: Jemma Alix Levy, Artistic Director at Muse of Fire Theatre, director of “Julius Caesar” for Muse of Fire and Jonathan Berry, Resident Artist at Griffin Theatre and Artistic Associate at Steep Theatre, director of “Moment” at Steep.  And of course, we have 2 new Got A... Read more »
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"Three Sisters" (Steppenwolf Theatre): The Real Housewives of Russia

"Three Sisters" (Steppenwolf Theatre): The Real Housewives of Russia
#146. Over twenty-five years ago, Julie and Tom moved from South Bend, Indiana to Rochester, New York.  The newlyweds were going to start their new life together and raise a family. Over the last quarter of a century, I see Julie every few years for a gal pal reunion.  Inevitably, she will bring up her... Read more »

"The March" (Steppenwolf Theatre): Part History, Part Saga and All Spectacle

  #82.  Spring in Chicago 2012 will be remembered as epic.  Three of the major theatre companies are mounting large ensemble productions.  Court premiered Angels in America -Part 1 & 2.  Goodman is in final rehearsals for The Iceman Cometh.  And overon Halsted… Steppenwolf Theatre presents the world premiere of The March.  It’s the Civil War in 1864.  General William... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Off Book Chats with Oracle and American Theatre Co

Chicago Theatre Off Book Chats with Oracle and American Theatre Co
This episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book is bursting with testosterone.  Joshua J. Volkers is joined by Oliver Sava from TimeOut.  Oliver is subbing in for Katy Walsh, who is seeing theatre on the other side of the pond.  These guys chat with more guys, Brad Jayhan-Little and Ben Fuchsen at Oracle Productions  and PJ Paparelli at American Theatre Company.  The results is a... Read more »
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"The North Plan" (Theatre Wit): Unlikely Hero Rallies the Audience!

#48.  My family represents a microcosm of America.  We have diversity in ethnic background, economic class, religious values and political views.  Just like the United States, we are influenced by internal and external forces.  We want to follow the *good guys* but that’s not always apparent.  I remember a few Presidents back when I was... Read more »