Chicago Theatre Review

Author: Ben Kemper


April 21, 2017 No Comments

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 No Comments

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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April 3, 2017 No Comments

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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A Hero With A Seven Faces

March 26, 2017 No Comments

Six Stories Tall – Adventure Stage 


In Marco Ramirez’s Six Stories Tall, Adventure Stage Chicago serves up stories of kids, for kids,

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Reverie Revine

March 25, 2017 No Comments

Ohio Sate Murders at Dandelion Theater

Famed African American writer Suzanne Alexander (Renee Lockett) has a ghost to face. Asked to

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Assassin Outclass’n

March 21, 2017 No Comments

The Scullery Maid – Idle Muse 

Can a good monarch ever be a good man? Does the price of greatness always have to payed in the

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White Whine and Cheese

March 18, 2017 No Comments

Phantom Pain, a new play by Barbara Lhota

A conversation play, generally recognized by the action focusing on two or more characters with

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The Prodigal Father

March 3, 2017 No Comments

American Hwangap –  Halcyon Theatre 

In Korean culture a man’s Hwangap, his sixtieth birthday, is a huge milestone in his life. He not only

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The Chosen Ones

February 23, 2017 No Comments

Jesus the Jew as told but his Brother James – Greenhouse Theatre 


What would it be like to grow up with the Son of God? For James (Steven Stafford), son and Joseph

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And Justice for All

February 9, 2017 No Comments

Faceless – Northlight Theatre

A new Court drama at Northlight Theater

It is the human instinct, to level our fears and hatreds at an image. A flash man in a place of privilege, a woman in a

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