Chicago Theatre Review

Author: Ben Kemper

Going Dark

October 19, 2017 Comments Off on Going Dark

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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The Sweetest Thing

October 10, 2017 Comments Off on The Sweetest Thing

Choir Boy at Raven Theater

 

At the Charles R. Drew Prep School for boys decorum rains supreme. Headmaster Marrow (Robert D. Hardaway) demands that every student do his best to be true

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That Hurly Burly Girl

September 25, 2017 Comments Off on That Hurly Burly Girl

Sylvester at Lifeline

The marriage game. Jane Austen wrote of its rules and pitfalls, so did Hardy, and so did Georgette

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If You Build A Better Mousetrap

May 17, 2017 Comments Off on If You Build A Better Mousetrap

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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For My 28 Cents

May 7, 2017 Comments Off on For My 28 Cents

A Little Bit Not Normal – Victory Gardens 

By the door into the theater Arlene Malinowski, writer and actress and the owner of tonight’s story has

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Lord of the Mouth

May 6, 2017 Comments Off on Lord of the Mouth

Where Did We Sit On The Bus? – Victory Gardens 

Written and performed by Brian Quijada

Playful and heartfelt, Where Did We Sit On The Bus? envelops us in the wonderful life of Brian Quijada, an actor/writer/slinger of sick beats. With nothing but a chair, his sound mixing instruments

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Bad Blood

April 28, 2017 Comments Off on Bad Blood

The Firebirds Take the Field – Rivendell Theatre 

 

It starts in the lobby of Rivendell Theater. A television showing clips from the real-life outbreak of the

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Magnificent

April 21, 2017 Comments Off on Magnificent

Into the Beautiful North – 16th Street Theatre 

 

There’s a moment at the top of Into The Beautiful North when Nayeli (Ilse Zacharias) a start-eyed

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Upside Down

April 17, 2017 Comments Off on Upside Down

Strangest Things! The Musical – Greenhouse Theatre 

For the subject of a musical parody one would think that Stranger Things, the sci-fi thriller/80’s love

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Boundless

April 3, 2017 Comments Off on Boundless

Silent Sky – First Folio Theatre

 

Slight Sky is a play about faith, thought not the kind you’ll find holy books and buildings. It makes it a

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