Tag: Victory Gardens Theatre

"The Whale" (Victory Gardens): Extraordinary!

"The Whale" (Victory Gardens):  Extraordinary!
Victory Gardens presents the Midwest premiere of THE WHALE.  Charlie is fat.  He weighs about 600+ pounds. He is stuck -literally- on his couch. And he’s dying of congestive heart failure.  His only contact with the outside world are his online writing students and his friend that’s a nurse.  Two new people stumble in his... Read more »

"Equivocation" (Victory Gardens): Brilliant Wordplay!

"Equivocation" (Victory Gardens):  Brilliant Wordplay!
#189.  equivocate |iˈkwivəˌkāt| : use ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself Victory Gardens presents the Chicago premiere of EQUIVOCATION.  The King has written a story about the Gunpowder Plot.  He wants Master Shagspeare to adapt the failed assassination attempt to stage.  Struggling to tell the story, Shag begins to investigate... Read more »

"We Are Proud to Present" (Victory Gardens): A Rehearsal in Progress

"We Are Proud to Present" (Victory Gardens):  A Rehearsal in Progress
ME:      Does a powerful last 15 minutes make a play? JOSH:  No, it makes a powerful last 15 minutes. #76.  Victory Gardens presents WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION ABOUT THE HERERO OF NAMBIA, FORMERLY KNOWN AS SOUTH-WEST AFRICA, FROM THE GERMAN SUDWESTAFRIKA, BETWEEN THE YEARS 1884-1915.  A group of actors improv... Read more »

EXTENDED Thru Dec 31st "Good Night Moon The Musical" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Page to Stage Brilliant!

EXTENDED Thru Dec 31st  "Good Night Moon The Musical" (Chicago Children's Theatre):  Page to Stage Brilliant!
When I was a little girl, I loved the Laura Ingalls Wilder series.  Little House… in the big woods, on the banks of Plum Creek, by the shores of Silver Lake, I loved this pioneering family struggling for a better life.  Through Laura’s writing, I could visualize it so clearly.  So when the “Little House... Read more »

Review "At Home At The Zoo": Attacks with Brutal Humor

Victory Gardens Theater presents AT HOME AT THE ZOOAt Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. LincolnWritten by Edward AlbeeDirected by Dennis ZacekTuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pmThru October 31stBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Which is worse:  being told by a loved one that ‘we... Read more »

Review "Jacob and Jack": Witty with a Schmeer of the Absurd!

Victory Gardens presents   Jacob and Jack   Written by James Sherman Directed by Dennis Zacek at Biograph Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln (map) thru June 20th  |  tickets: $20-$48   |  more info reviewed by Katy Walsh  ‘You must be a good actor. You’re not good-looking enough to make it in L.A. unless you were a... Read more »

"The Snow Queen" Theatre Review: A Grown-up Fairy Tale

Victory Gardens presents The Snow Queen By Hans Christian Andersen Originally adapted by Michael Barrow Smith, Frank Galati, and Blair Thomas Music and Lyrics by Michael Barrow Smith Puppet Design by Blair Thomas and Meredith Miller Directed by Jim Corti Thru December 27th  Once upon a time in a far away land, there lived a... Read more »