Category: 2012 Reviews

Review: The Fall of the House of Usher (The Hypocrites)

Tien Doman, Halena Kays and Christine Stulik, in The Hypocrites' "The Fall of the House of Usher", directed and adapted by Sean Graney. (photo credit: Matthew Gregory Hollis)        
       
The Fall of the
      House of Usher
 

Written by Edgar Allan Poe
Adapted and Directed by Sean Graney 
at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru Sept 23   |  tickets: $28   |  more info
       
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August 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Midsommer Flight)

(left to right) Jeannie Saracino as Puck and Jared Dennis as Oberon, in Midsommer Flight's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare, directed by Beth Wolf. (photo credit: Claire Monson)        
       
A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

Written by William Shakespeare 
Directed by Beth Wolf
at Touhy Park, 7348 N. Paulina (map)
thru Aug 26  |  tickets: FREE   |  more info 
     
         
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August 19, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Review: Crave (The Blind Owl Theatre)

Tibor Radvanyi, Jared Lorenzo and Marielle de Rocca-Serra, in The Blind Owl Theatre's "Crave" by Sarah Kane, directed by Azar Kazemi.        
       
    
Crave
 

Written by Sarah Kane
Directed by Azar Kazemi
at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge (map)
thru Aug 26  |  tickets: $10   |  more info
       
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August 17, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret (Pride Films and Plays)

Amy Geist as Kate and Becky Blomgren as Taylor, in Pride Films and Plays' "The All-American Genderfuck Cabaret" by Mariah MacCarthy, directed by Tara Branham.        
       
The All-American
    Genderf*ck Cabaret
 

Written by Mariah MacCarthy   
Directed by Tara Branham
at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark (map)
thru Sept 7   |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: All Kinds of Crazy (16th Street Theater)

Arlene Malinowski performs her one-woman play, "All Kinds of Crazy", at 16th Street Theater, directed by Will Rogers.        
       
All Kinds of Crazy 

Written and Performed by Arlene Malinowski 
Directed by Will Rogers
at 16th Street Theater, Berwyn (map)
thru Aug 18  |  tickets: $18   |  more info
       
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August 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: Man of La Mancha (Light Opera Works)

James Harms as Don Quixote, in Light Opera Works' "Man of La Mancha", directed by Rudy Hogenmiller. (photo credit: Jomes Harms)        
       
Man of La Mancha 

Written by Dale Wasserman (book),
     Mitch Leigh (music) and Joe Darion (lyrics)
Directed/Choreographed by Rudy Hogenmiller 
at Cahn Auditorium, Evanston (map)
thru Aug 26  |  tickets: $32-$92   |  more info
       
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August 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: Antigone (Cold Basement Dramatics)

Radu Vaduva as Koufax, in Cold Basement Dramatics' "Antigone", adapted and directed by Jack Bouregeois from the Sophocles myth. (photo credit: John Kelly)        
       
Antigone 

Adapted by Jack Bourgeois from Sophocles
Directed by Jack Bourgeois
at Oracle Theatre, 3809 N. Broadway (map)
thru Aug 19   |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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August 10, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Review: Richard III (Oak Park Festival Theatre)

Kevin Theis as Richard, Duke of Gloucester, in a scene from Oak Park Festival Theatre's "Richard III" by William Shakespeare, directed by Belinda Bremner.        
      
Richard III

Written by William Shakespeare 
Directed by Belinda Bremner
at Austin Gardens, Oak Park (map)
thru Aug 25  |  tickets: $15-$25   |  more info
       
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August 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: Savage Land (Nothing Special Productions)

Celeste Burns as Verse, in the world premiere of Nothing Special Productions' "Savage Land" by Josh Nordmark, directed by Mikey Laird.        
       
Savage Land 

Written by Josh Nordmark  
Directed by Mikey Laird
at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee (map)
thru Sept 2   |  tickets: $17   |  more info
       
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August 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: Thirty Thousand One (Pursuit Productions)

Jessica Miller Tomlinson (The Creator) and Joshua Manculich (The Earth), in Pursuit Productions' "Thirty Thousand One" by Kacie Smith, choreographed by Ahmad Simmons. (photo credit: Chris Dzombak)        
       
Thirty Thousand One 

Written and Directed by Kacie Smith 
Choreographed by Ahmad Simmons
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru Aug 12  |  tickets: $15-$20   |  more info
       
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August 7, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Review: Julius Caesar (Muse of Fire Theatre, Evanston)

Megan Pickrell as Portia, during a rehearsal of Muse of Fire Theatre's "Julius Caesare" by William Shakespeare, directed by Jemma Alix Levy.        
       
Julius Caesar 

Written by William Shakespeare  
Directed by Jemma Alix Levy
at Ingraham Park, Evanston (map)
thru Sept 9  |  tickets: free   |  more info
       
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August 7, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Review: The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Kokandy Productions)

Danni Smith as Betty, in Kokandy Productions' "The Great American Trailer Park Musical", directed by John D. Glover. (photo credit: Joshua Albanese)        
       
The Great American
        Trailer Park Musical
 

Music and Lyrics by David Nehls
Book by Betsy Kelso
Directed by John D. Glover
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru Aug 26  |  tickets: $30   |  more info
       
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August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments More