Chicago Theatre Review

Chicago Theatre Review

Biting Humor Laced with Sadness

October 20, 2017 Reviews No Comments

His Greatness – Pride Films and Plays 

 

A caring Assistant to a famous Playwright opens this poignant, two-act comedic drama with a

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The Sacrificial Lamb

October 20, 2017 Reviews No Comments

The Devil’s Disciple – Shaw Chicago 

 

This was George Bernard Shaw’s eighth play and, following an 1897 American opening, the first of

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Under Lockdown 

October 19, 2017 Reviews No Comments

Punk – New Colony

 

New Colony is a theatre company known for its enthusiastic devotion in encouraging new artists while developing their work for audiences. They’ve

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A Dickens of a Production

October 19, 2017 Reviews No Comments

Hard Times – Lookingglass Theatre

 

As the holidays approach, we’re treated to a remounting of another novel by Charles Dickens. This time there are no visits by the spirits of Christmas

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Going Dark

October 19, 2017 Reviews No Comments

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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Bloodsucking Fiends

October 17, 2017 Reviews No Comments

Dracula – Hypocrites

 

Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic horror novel loosely strung together a few historical facts and a

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Vengeance Walks the Streets of Salem

October 14, 2017 Reviews 1 Comment

The Crucible –  Steppenwolf’s Theatre for Young Audiences

 

Arthur Miller’s 1953 Tony Award-winner is, on the surface, an emotionally charged dramatization of the 1692 Salem Witchcraft Trials. But Miller’s

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A Cosmic Allegory

October 13, 2017 Reviews No Comments

The Skin of Our Teeth – Remy Bumppo

 

Written back in 1942, Thornton Wilder called his new play a “cosmic allegory.” This unusual comical drama transcends time and space as Wilder

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The Sweetest Thing

October 10, 2017 Reviews No Comments

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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Girl Power at its Finest

October 10, 2017 Reviews No Comments

Taming of the Shrew – Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

 

In Artistic Director Barbara Gaines’ exquisitely reimagined new production, audiences, both new to the Bard and old friends of his witty works, will be in

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