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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Jackalope’s ‘Franklinland’ a gripping, if historically incomplete, portrait of a man

January 21, 2018 No Comments

Franklinland – Jackalope  Theatre


Benjamin Franklin was many things: a brilliant inventor, a notorious philanderer, a shameless

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Rogues and Roleplaying in Pennsylvania

January 21, 2018 No Comments

The Antelope Party – Theatre Wit


There are an infinite number of secret clubs and congregations around America. They appeal to just

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Camelot’s Queen Mother

January 19, 2018 No Comments

Rose – Greenhouse Theatre Center 


Talented, multi-Jeff Award-winning Chicago actress Linda Reiter earned her latest, well-deserved

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Watching a Slice of Life

January 18, 2018 No Comments

Five Mile Lake – Shattered Globe Theatre 


The small lake town near Scranton, Pennsylvania is the kind of place where young people grow up

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Up, Up and Away

January 16, 2018 No Comments

Montauciel Takes Flight – Lifeline Theatre


Early in the summer of 1783 two brothers performed an exciting experiment to prove to themselves, and the citizens of Annonay, France, that they had invented a means for flight.

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Whistleblowing in the Northern Suburbs

January 15, 2018 1 Comment

Traitor – A Red Orchid


In 1882 Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen wrote a scathing drama entitled “An Enemy of the People,” partially in response to the outrage over his previous play, “Ghosts.” That

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Congo Square’s ‘Jitney’ continues company’s standard of excellence

January 15, 2018 No Comments


Jitney – Congo Square Theatre


From “What I Learned in Paris,” to “Hobo King,” to the astonishing “A Small Oak Tree Runs Red,” Congo Square Theatre has long staked a claim as one of the finest interpreters of

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The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

January 12, 2018 No Comments

Nevermore – Black Button Eyes Production

If a theatergoer thinks his life is disappointing or less than ideal, he needs to visit the new production at the Edge Theater. Written and composed by Jonathan Christenson, this

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Where Your Devotion Lies

January 9, 2018 No Comments

For the Loyal – Interrobang 


Mia is seven months pregnant when Toby, her young husband, college football coach-in-training,

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