Tag: Theater Wit

Off Book Chats Up The Factory, Lifeline, Chicago Shakes, Theater Wit, Goodman and More!

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “The Iceman Cometh” at Goodman Theatre,“Pride and Prejudice” at Lifeline Theatre, “Tigers Sit Still” at Theatre Wit, and “Timon of Athens” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.  Then, we chat with Scott Oken, Artistic Director at The Factory, director of “White Trash Wedding and a Funeral”, Mike Beyer, Ensemble member at The Factory, writer of “White Trash Wedding and a Funeral”, and Debra Ehrhardt, “Jamaica, Farewell” one woman show at Chopin Theatre.  And... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru June 16th"Tigers Be Still" (Theater Wit): Ideal Cast for Frolicking Show

EXTENDED Thru June 16th"Tigers Be Still" (Theater Wit):  Ideal Cast for Frolicking Show
#97. Depression hits everyone differently.  Some just wallow in it.  They take to their bed.  They take to their pills.  They take to their baked goods section at the local Jewel.  Me?  I like to share it.  I vent it out to my friends until all the bad energy is gone.  It might be over... Read more »

"THE SEA" (Theatre Mir): Bully and Sidekick Hilariously Rock The Boat!

"THE SEA" (Theatre Mir):  Bully and Sidekick Hilariously Rock The Boat!
“Don’t give up hope.  You must still change the world.”   -THE SEA #61.  Theatre Mir presents THE SEA.  A violent storm hits a seaside village.  The squall drowns one of the town’s own and sends in a replacement.  A stranger floats into the close-knit community.  He insists that he is best friends with the dead... Read more »

"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 »

"The Fisherman" (Stage Left Theatre): Casts Line Into Shark Pool

#42. I always knew when my dad had been fishing.  He smelled like pipe tobacco and bass.  There were leftover old-fashion doughnuts on the kitchen counter and fish for dinner.  And life was good. Stage Left Theatre presents the world premiere of The Fisherman.  The Twins are losing.  The carp are biting.  The beer is cooling.  For... Read more »

"Putting It Together" (Porchlight Music Theatre): It = Brilliant!

Me: Look, Alex Weisman.  Theatre Bob: Yep, he’s in the show.  Me: Which show?  Theatre Bob: This one. Me: What? Having never seen Stephen Sondheim’s Putting It Together, I thought Alex Weismanwas Porchlight’s special guest making the obligatory cell phone announcement. He unassumingly meanders on stage and hilariously kicks off the show with a sequence from The Frogs. During... Read more »

Review "THIS": A Witty Intermission During the Stages of Life!

Theater Wit presents THISAt 1229 W. BelmontWritten by Melissa James GibsonDirected by Jeremy WechslerThursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pmSundays at 2pmThru March 27th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  One hour and forty-five minutes with no intermission. Reviewed by Katy Walsh I loved THIS! ‘What kind of unhappy are you?  Personal, marriage, career, existentialist, or inter-disciplinary?’ Theater Wit presents... Read more »

Review "The Four of Us": Bro-mance Satisfies with Fourplay!

Theater Wit presentsTHE FOUR OF US At 1229 W. BelmontWritten by Itamar MosesDirected by Jeremy WechslerFridays and Saturdays at 8pmSundays at 2:30pmEXTENDS THRU DECEMBER 18th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Ninety minutes without an intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Two people meet, connect and plan for a future together.  Distance and time shift the relationship.  They drift... Read more »