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Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Choices We Make

May 27, 2017 No Comments

The My Way Residential – Irish Theatre of Chicago 

 

A young woman enters a bedroom, perhaps in a hotel, carrying some bags and checking the place for

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‘Relativity’ a superlative take on an icon of science and genius

May 26, 2017 No Comments

Relativity- Northlight Theatre

 

Any review of Northlight Theatre’s production of “Relativity” will mention this most important fact, so

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Underdogs Arise

May 26, 2017 No Comments

T – ATC

 

In 1991 Tonya Harding won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and placed second in the World

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Court’s ‘Harvey’ a breezy, carefree production

May 24, 2017 No Comments

Harvey – Court Theatre 

 

“Harvey,” the whimsical tale of Elwood P. Dowd and his best friend Harvey – a six-foot, three-inch tall

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The Three Sisters of Sligo

May 24, 2017 No Comments

The Night Season – Strawdog Theatre 

 

This, the final production of Strawdog Theatre’s 29th season, is the second of several plays written by

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Charles Dickens Goes to India

May 22, 2017 No Comments

Great Expectations – Remy Bumppo 

 

Adapted by playwright and screenwriter Tanika Gupta, this, one of Charles Dickens’ most popular

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A Jewel of a Show

May 20, 2017 No Comments

Black Pearl: A Tribute to Josephine Baker – Black Ensemble Theatre 

 

Imagine if you could step back in time in order to marvel and enjoy the rise to fame of African

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Rolling Stones – Exhibitionism

May 18, 2017 No Comments

 

ABOUT EXHIBITIONISM

Exhibitionism tells the story of the most influential rock ‘n’ roll band in history, allowing visitors to experience

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FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks

May 18, 2017 No Comments

 

Announce 25 Performances in 18 Parks, July 26–August 27, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and Boeing partner to present the annual citywide summer tradition, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks. Made possible by production sponsor BMO Harris, 25 performances of Shakespeare’s timeless classic Romeo and Juliet, adapted and directed by Marti Lyons, will tour to 18 neighborhood parks across the City, July 26–August 27, 2017.

“Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks has been instrumental in connecting Chicago’s communities with world-class theater and shining a spotlight on our local performers,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “I have personally enjoyed the performances since its inaugural year, and look forward to this summer’s rendition of Romeo and Juliet as part of our Night Out in the Parks.”

The Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour of Romeo and Juliet kicks off as one of the inaugural events of the new performance lawns at Polk Bros Park on Navy Pier with three performances: Wednesday, July 26; Thursday, July 27; and Friday, July 28—all at 7:00pm.

Parks scheduled to be visited, rain or shine, include:

  • Wednesday, July 26 at 7:00pm – Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.) 
  • Thursday, July 27 at 7:00pm – Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.)
  • Friday, July 28 at 7:00pm – Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.)
  • Sunday, July 30 at 4:00pm – Ellis Park (3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.)
  • Wednesday, August 02 at 6:30pm – Gage Park (2411 W. 55th St.)
  • Thursday, August 03 at 6:30pm – Kelvyn Park (4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.)
  • Friday, August 04 at 6:30pm – Eckhart Park (1330 W. Chicago Ave.)
  • Saturday, August 05 at 6:30pm – Welles Park (2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.)
  • Sunday, August 06 at 4:00pm – Welles Park (2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.)
  • Tuesday, August 08 at 6:30pm – Columbus Park (500 S. Central Ave.)
  • Wednesday, August 09 at 6:30pm – Tuley Park (501 E. 90th Pl.)
  • Thursday, August 10 at 6:30pm – Humboldt Park (1301 N. Sacramento Ave.)
  • Friday, August 11 at 6:30pm – Humboldt Park (1301 N. Sacramento Ave.)
  • Saturday, August 12 at 6:30pm – Frank J. Wilson Park (4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
  • Sunday, August 13 at 4:00pm – Frank J. Wilson Park (4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
  • Wednesday, August 16 at 6:30pm – Garfield Park (100 N. Central Park Ave.)
  • Thursday, August 17 at 6:30pm – Dvorak Park (1119 W. Cullerton St.)
  • Friday, August 18 at 6:30pm – Ridge Park (1817 W. 96th St.)
  • Saturday, August 19 at 6:30pm – Ridge Park (1817 W. 96th St.)
  • Sunday, August 20 at 4:00pm – Steelworkers Park (E. 87th St. at Lake Michigan)
  • Wednesday, August 23 at 6:30pm – Hamilton Park (513 W. 72nd St.)
  • Thursday, August 24 at 6:30pm – Piotrowski Park (4247 W. 31st St.)
  • Friday, August 25 at 6:30pm – Loyola Park (1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.)
  • Saturday, August 26 at 6:30pm – Loyola Park (1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.)
  • Sunday, August 27 at 4:00pm – Ping Tom Memorial Park (1700 S. Wentworth Ave.)

 

For more information on Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks, visit www.chicagoshakes.com/parks.

 


If You Build A Better Mousetrap

May 17, 2017 No Comments

Ideation – Jackalope Theater

 

At one point in Aaron Loeb’s sharp, dark comedy Ideation, a character blasts his daughter’s favorite song “How Far

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