Chicago Theatre Review

Author: Ben Kemper

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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For My 28 Cents

May 7, 2017 No Comments

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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 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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Boundless

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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