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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Feudin’ and Fightin’

January 30, 2018 No Comments

Hatfield & McCoy – House Theatre


The bullets fly, the blood freely flows and the feudin’ and fightin’ begins in The House Theatre’s newly-revised story from 19th century America. It’s a violent

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The Space Between Fantasy and Reality

January 29, 2018 No Comments

Moon Man Walk – Definition Theatre Company 


“My mom told me I didn’t touch the ground until I was five,” says Monarch, the protagonist of James

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Court Theatre’s ‘All My Sons’ a bold, terrifying look at American empire

January 28, 2018 No Comments

All My Sons – Court Theatre


What a mad act of courage it was for Arthur Miller to write “All My Sons.” It’s the late 1940s, and the United States is drunk on its successes from World War II.

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When Things Start Falling Apart

January 28, 2018 No Comments

We the People: The Anti-Trump Musical – Flying Elephant Productions


Sean Chandler’s original new musical revue is basically a form of choral catharsis. It’s a song cycle, with music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz, that, for better or worse,

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Any Dream Will Do

January 27, 2018 No Comments

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Drury Lane Oakbrook


It appears that Drury Lane Oakbrook has turned into Chicago’s venue of reinvention. Beginning with

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Loving a Man in Uniform

January 22, 2018 1 Comment

Yank: A WWII Love Story – Pride Films and Plays 


It’s 1943 and WWII is raging in Europe. Stu is one of many scared Midwestern draftees to be called to serve.

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A Career-Defining Performance

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Boy – Timeline Theatre Company


The story may be told with simplicity, but the subject matter is involved, complicated and filled with pain and heartbreak. Based upon a real case, Anna Ziegler’s play about a young

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Jackalope’s ‘Franklinland’ a gripping, if historically incomplete, portrait of a man

January 21, 2018 Comments Off on Jackalope’s ‘Franklinland’ a gripping, if historically incomplete, portrait of a man

Franklinland – Jackalope  Theatre


Benjamin Franklin was many things: a brilliant inventor, a notorious philanderer, a shameless

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Rogues and Roleplaying in Pennsylvania

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The Antelope Party – Theatre Wit


There are an infinite number of secret clubs and congregations around America. They appeal to just

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Camelot’s Queen Mother

January 19, 2018 Comments Off on Camelot’s Queen Mother

Rose – Greenhouse Theatre Center 


Talented, multi-Jeff Award-winning Chicago actress Linda Reiter earned her latest, well-deserved

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