Category: Extensions-Remounts

Review: The Most Ado: A Party Play (Nothing Special Productions)

Nothing Special Productions presents a remount of "The Most Ado: A Party Play,", adapted and directed by Mikey Laird.        
      
The Most Ado: A Party Play

Adapted and Directed by Mikey Laird 
Music composed/arranged by Tank & the Beez
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru Aug 24  |  tickets: $15-$18   |  more info
       
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August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Hank Williams, Lost Highway (American Blues Theater, 2014)

Matthew Brumlow stars as Hank Williams in American Blues Theater's "Hank Williams: Lost Highway" by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely. (photo credit: Johnny Knight)        
      
Hank Williams:
     Lost Highway

Written by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik
Music by Hank Williams  
Directed by Damon Kiely  
at Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Sept 28  |  tickets: $29-$49   |  more info
       
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August 18, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Review: Geezers (Redtwist Theatre)

Aaron Kirby and Donna Steele star as Jack and Kate in Redtwist Theatre's world-premiere "Geezers" by Tommy Lee Johnston, directed by Jan Ellen Graves. (photo credit: Nicole Johnston)       
      
Geezers

Written by Tommy Lee Johnston 
Directed by Jan Ellen Graves
at Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr (map)
thru Sept 7  |  tickets: $30-$35   |  more info
       
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July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Eat Your Heart Out (Rivendell Theatre)

Katherine Keberlein and Anne Joy star in Rivendell Theatre's "Eat Your Heart Out" by Courtney Baron, directed by Hallie Gordon. (photo credit: Joe Mazza)        
      
Eat Your Heart Out

Written by Courtney Baron 
Directed by Hallie Gordon
at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge (map)
thru July 12  |  tickets: $30   |  more info
       
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June 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (The New Colony and Chicago Commercial Collective)

Caitlin Chuckta, Rachel Farmer, Kate Carson-Groner, Megan Johns, Elise Mayfield and Thea Luxe star in The New Colony's "5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche" by Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder, directed by Sarah Gitenstein. (photo credit: Michael Courier)        
      
5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

Written by Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder
Directed by Sarah Gitenstein
at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru June 29  |  tickets: $35   |  more info
       
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May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Hit the Wall (The Inconvenience & Chicago Commercial Collective)

Daniel Desmarais stars in The Inconvenience and Chicago Commercial Collective's "Hit the Wall" by Ike Holter, directed by Eric Hoff. (photo credit: Ryan Bourque)        
      
Hit the Wall

Written by Ike Holter   
Directed by Eric Hoff
at Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru May 25  |  tickets: $25   |  more info
       
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May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Medea (Theatre Y)

Melissa Lorraine stars as Medea in Theatre Y's "Medea" by Euripides, adapted by Robinson Jeffers, directed by Kevin V. Smith. (photo credit: Devron Enarson)        
      
Medea

Written by Euripides  
Adapted by Robinson Jeffers
Directed by Kevin V. Smith
at Theatre Y, 2649 N. Francisco (map)
thru June 8  |  tickets: $15-$20   |  more info
       
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May 17, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Review: Cock (Profiles Theatre)

Christopher Sheard and Eleni Pappageorge star in Profile Theatre's "Cock" by Mike Bartlett, directed by Darrell W. Cox. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Cock

Written by Mike Bartlett  
Directed by Darrell W. Cox
at Profiles Theatre, 4139 N. Broadway (map)
thru June 29  |  tickets: $35-$40   |  more info
       
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March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Rose and the Rime (House Theatre, 2014)

Paige Collins stars as Rose in The House Theatre's remount of "Rose and Rime,"  written by Nathan Allen, Chris Matthews and Jake Minton.  (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Rose and the Rime

Written by Nathan Allen, Chris Matthews
   and Jake Minton
Directed by Nathan Allen
at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru Mar 9 Mar 23  |  tickets: $20-$40  |  more info
       
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February 1, 2014 | 2 Comments More

Review: Our Country’s Good (Shattered Globe Theatre)

Steve Peebles, Kevin Viol and Ben Werling star in Shattered Globe Theatre's "Our Country's Good" by Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed by Roger Smart. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Our Country’s Good

Written by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by Roger Smart 
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru Feb 22  |  tickets: $30   |  more info
       
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January 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Pontypool (Strawdog Theatre)

Jamie Vann stars as Grant Mazzy in Strawdog Theatre's "Pontypool" by Tony Burgess, directed by Anderson Lawfer. (photo credit: Tom McGrath)       
      
Pontypool 

Adapted by Tony Burgess 
Directed by Anderson Lawfer
at Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N. Broadway (map)
thru Feb 1  |  tickets: $15   |  more info
       
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January 12, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Top 10 Chicago Plays of 2013

Karl Hamilton and Mark David Kaplan in Chicago Children's Theater's "A Year with Frog and Toad" by Robert and William Reale, directed by Henry Godinez. (photo credit: Charles Osgood) Greta Oglesby and Toni Martin in TimeLine Theatre's "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Ron OJ Parson. (photo credit: Lara Goetsch) Hans Fleischmann stars as Tom in Mary-Arrchie Theatre's "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams, directed by Hans Fleischmann. (photo credit: Emily Schwartz) Jackson Doran, GQ, JQ and Postell Pringle in Chicago Shakespeare's "Othello: The Remix," created and directed by the Q Brothers. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow) Kenesha Reed, Genesis Salamanca, Angelina Llongueras, Lindsey Scalise, Hisako Sugeta and Danielle Nicholas star in Her Story Theater's "Shadow Town," written and directed by Mary Bonnett. (photo credit: Katie Herst)
Redtwist Theatre's "Clybourne Park" starred Kelly Owens Rodman, Michael Sherwin and Frank Pete star in Redtwist Theatre's "Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris, directed by Steve Scott. (phtoo credit: Kimberly Loughlin) Manny Buckley, Tyshaun Lang, Keith Neagle, McKenzie Chinn, Lucy Sandy, Marjie Southerland and Morgan McNaugh in Pavement Group's "Harry and the Thief" by Sigrid Gilmer, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker. (photo credit: Brittany Barnes) Shavac Prakash and Scott Baity, Jr star in Collaboraction's "Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology," conceived and directed by Anthony Moseley. (photo credit: Cesario Moza) Daniel Strauss and Lauren Lopez star as El-Fayoumy and Mother Theresa in Judas Redux and Starkid's "Last Days of Judas Iscariot" by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Julia Albain. Callie Johnson, Rod Thomas, Susan McMongale and Josh Tolle in Drury Lane Theatre's "Next to Normal," directed by William Osetek. (photo credit: Brett Beiner)

 

Another year, another 12 months of great theater! 2013 blessed the Windy City with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – the largest equity houses to the smallest of Chicago’s storefronts. Taking into account the 600+ productions that we reviewed in 2013, here are our picks for the best of the best. Bravo!!   (note: for the 3rd year in a row, we’re honored to have the national website Huffington Post use our choices for their Top 10 Chicago productions!)

See our picks below the fold

     
December 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More