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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

January 22, 2018 Comments Off on A Career-Defining Performance

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

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Rose – Greenhouse Theatre Center 

 

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

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Watching a Slice of Life

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Five Mile Lake – Shattered Globe Theatre 

 

The small lake town near Scranton, Pennsylvania is the kind of place where young people grow up

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Up, Up and Away

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Montauciel Takes Flight – Lifeline Theatre

 

Early in the summer of 1783 two brothers performed an exciting experiment to prove to themselves, and the citizens of Annonay, France, that they had invented a means for flight.

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Whistleblowing in the Northern Suburbs

January 15, 2018 1 Comment

Traitor – A Red Orchid

 

In 1882 Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen wrote a scathing drama entitled “An Enemy of the People,” partially in response to the outrage over his previous play, “Ghosts.” That

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Congo Square’s ‘Jitney’ continues company’s standard of excellence

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Jitney – Congo Square Theatre

 

From “What I Learned in Paris,” to “Hobo King,” to the astonishing “A Small Oak Tree Runs Red,” Congo Square Theatre has long staked a claim as one of the finest interpreters of

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