Chicago Theatre Review

Author: theatredude

Swimming Upstream

July 17, 2017 No Comments

Little Fish – Kokandy Productions 


“I never knew what I was like until I stopped smoking,” admits Charlotte, a young woman who has

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Welcome to the Renaissance

July 13, 2017 No Comments

Something Rotten – Broadway in Chicago 


Several years ago, brothers Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick, had a clever idea for a musical comedy.

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A Family and a Society in Transition

July 9, 2017 No Comments



Get ready for a wildly theatrical depiction of what seems to be the new reality in today’s world. The

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Meet Me ‘Round the Corner in a Half an Hour

July 8, 2017 No Comments

The Nance – Pride Films and Plays


Ned is a good-looking, down on his luck young man sitting alone at a table in a Greenwich Village automat. The nicely-groomed middle age gentleman at the table

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Prime Time Rhymes

July 4, 2017 No Comments


The School for Lies – The Artistic Home 


Prolific playwright David Ives is primarily known for his darkly erotic two-hander, “Venus in Fur,” a

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Chekhov for the Cellphone Set

July 2, 2017 No Comments

At the Table – Broken Nose Theatre 


“The terms of a conversation are controlled by who’s invited to the table.” So warns Chris, a sharp,

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Dealt a Rotten Hand

July 1, 2017 No Comments

The Gin Game – Drury Lane Oakbrook 


It’s Sunday, another Visitors Day at the Bentley Home for the Aged, but out in the enclosed sunroom

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The Bridges of Madison County

June 30, 2017 No Comments

The Bridges of Madison County – Marriott Theatre


When life feels so confining that it’s like being in a prison, and then suddenly an opportunity presents

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A Coming-of-Age Comedy Classic

June 27, 2017 No Comments

Ah, Wilderness – Goodman Theatre


Theatergoers and scholars familiar with the dozens of works by Eugene O’Neill know that his plays are

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A Weekend in the Country

June 25, 2017 No Comments

London Assurance


Last seen in Chicago a mere 120 years ago, Dion Boucicault’s comedy of manners is a delightfully clever,

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