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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Things That Go Bump in the Night

October 22, 2017 No Comments

GHOSTS and Zombies – Akvavit Theatre

 

In the theatrical canon of famed 19th century Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, known for such

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Biting Humor Laced with Sadness

October 20, 2017 No Comments

His Greatness – Pride Films and Plays 

 

A caring Assistant to a famous Playwright opens this poignant, two-act comedic drama with a

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The Sacrificial Lamb

October 20, 2017 No Comments

The Devil’s Disciple – Shaw Chicago 

 

This was George Bernard Shaw’s eighth play and, following an 1897 American opening, the first of

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Born to Boogie

October 19, 2017 No Comments

Billy Elliot – Porchlight Music Theatre

 

Although most of Chicago has probably already seen this inspiring, heartfelt musical, either on Broadway, in the 2010 extended Chicago production

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Under Lockdown 

October 19, 2017 No Comments

Punk – New Colony

 

New Colony is a theatre company known for its enthusiastic devotion in encouraging new artists while developing their work for audiences. They’ve

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A Dickens of a Production

October 19, 2017 No Comments

Hard Times – Lookingglass Theatre

 

As the holidays approach, we’re treated to a remounting of another novel by Charles Dickens. This time there are no visits by the spirits of Christmas

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Going Dark

October 19, 2017 No Comments

Tangles and Plaques 

A new play by Kirsten Riiber and the Neo-Futurists

 

This is the place where memories live. Where they spark and and glow and shift. This is where memories die, too. Actress/Writer/Creator/Neo-

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History Sings at Lyric Unlimited

October 18, 2017 No Comments

Lyric Unlimited – Lyric Opera of Chicago – The Scorpion’s Sting

 

Lyric Opera of Chicago solidified its continuing commitment to education and outreach with the Lyric Unlimited initiative in 2012. Under that banner,

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Bloodsucking Fiends

October 17, 2017 No Comments

Dracula – Hypocrites

 

Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic horror novel loosely strung together a few historical facts and a

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Vengeance Walks the Streets of Salem

October 14, 2017 1 Comment

The Crucible –  Steppenwolf’s Theatre for Young Audiences

 

Arthur Miller’s 1953 Tony Award-winner is, on the surface, an emotionally charged dramatization of the 1692 Salem Witchcraft Trials. But Miller’s

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