Category: Eclipse Theatre Company

Review: Mud, River, Stone (Eclipse Theatre)

Anthony Conway stars as Joaquim in Eclipse Theatre's "Mud, River, Stone" by Lynn Nottage, directed by Andrea J. Dymond. (photo credit: Tim Knight)        
      
Mud, River, Stone

Written by Lynn Nottage  
Directed by Andrea J. Dymond
at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru Dec 14  |  tickets: $18-$28   |  more info
       
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Review: Intimate Apparel (Eclipse Theatre)

Kelly Owens stars as Esther Mills in Eclipse Theatre's "Intimate Apparel" by Lynn Nottage, directed by Steve Scott (photo credit: Tim Knight)        
      
Intimate Apparel

Written by Lynn Nottage  
Directed by Steve Scott
at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru Aug 24  |  tickets: $20-$28   |  more info
       
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Review: Ruined (Eclipse Theatre)

Andre Teamer and TayLar star in Eclipse Theatre's "Ruined" by Lynn Nottage, directed by Aaron Todd Douglas. (photo credit: Tim Knight)        
      
Ruined

Written by Lynn Nottage  
Directed by Aaron Todd Douglas
Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru May 25  |  tickets: $18-$28   |  more info
       
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Review: Haunting Julia (Eclipse Theatre)

Ted Hoerl stars in Eclipse Theatre's "Haunting Julia" by Sir Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Kevin Hagan. (photo credit: Sue O’Malley)        
       
Haunting Julia 

Written by Sir Alan Ayckbourn 
Directed by Kevin Hagan  
at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru Dec 8  |  tickets: $18-$28   |  more info
       
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Review: Bedroom Farce (Eclipse Theatre)

Sasha Gioppo and Joe McCauley star in Eclipse Theatre's "Bedroom Farce" by Sir Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Nick Sandys. (photo credit: Scott Cooper)        
       
Bedroom Farce 

Written by Sir Alan Ayckbourn 
Directed by Nick Sandys
Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru Sept 1  |  tickets: $18-$28   |  more info
       
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Review: Woman in Mind (Eclipse Theatre)

Sally Eames, Ted Hoerl and Larry Baldacci star in Eclipse Theatre's "Woman in Mind" by Sir Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Steve Scott. (photo credit: Scott Cooper)        
       
Woman in Mind 

Written by Sir Alan Ayckbourn 
Directed by Steve Scott
at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru May 19  |  tickets: $28   |  more info 
       
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Review: Long Day’s Journey into Night (Eclipse Theatre)

Susan Monts-Bologna and Stephen Dale star in Eclipse Theatre's "Long Day's Journey into Night" by Eugen O'Neill, directed by Nathaniel Swift. (photo credit: Scott Cooper)        
      
Long Day’s Journey into Night 

Written by Eugene O’Neill 
Directed by Nathaniel Swift
Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru Dec 9  |  tickets: $28   |  more info
       
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November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: Ah, Wilderness! (Eclipse Theatre)

Margaret Grace and Alex Weismann, in Eclipse Theatre's "Ah, Wilderness!" by Eugene O'Neill, directed by Kevin Hagan. (photo credit: Scott Cooper)        
      
Ah, Wilderness!

Written by Eugene O’Neill 
Directed by Kevin Hagan
Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru Sept 2   |   tickets: $28   |   more info
       
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Review: Beyond the Horizon (Eclipse Theatre)

John Wehrman and Emily Shain - Beyond the Horizon       
      
Beyond the Horizon 

Written by Eugene O’Neill  
Directed by Louis Contey  
Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru April 22  |  tickets: $20-$28   |  more info
       
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Review: The Fever Chart: Four Visions of the Middle East (Eclipse Theatre)

     
Amira Sabbagh - Eclipse Theatre, The Fever Chart
The Fever Chart
 

Written by Naomi Wallace
Directed by Steven Fedoruk, Sarah Moeller
Greenhouse Thtr Ctr, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Oct 30  |  tickets: $28  |  more info

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Review: The Trestle of Pope Lick Creek (Eclipse Theatre)

     
Matt Farrabee and Marissa Cowsilll - Eclipse Theatre
The Trestle of Pope Lick Creek
 

Written by Naomi Wallace
Directed by Jonathan Berry
Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Sept 4  | tickets: $23-$28  |  more info

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July 26, 2011 | 1 Comment More

2011 Theater on the Lake Festival

 

   
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Boho Theatre’s Big River

Improvised Shakespeare

 

2011 Theater on the Lake Festival Guide

at Theater on the Lake
2401 N. Lake Shore Drive

 

Theatre On The Lake - Chicago

by Jason Rost

It’s that time again: Chicago theater’s way of letting us know summer has officially arrived. It’s the theatrical equivalent in Chicago to the Cubs/Sox series. Here comes the Theater on the Lake festival! Chicago area non-equity productions are handpicked to take the open-air stage in Lincoln Park. It’s an opportunity to see 8 shows in 8 weeks, many of which were highlights of the past season. Of course, with street festivals, concerts, and BBQ who has time to make it to all 8 shows? Here are my picks for what not to miss:

All performances begin at 7:30 pm, Wednesday through Saturday, and at 6:30 pm on Sunday.

The Improvised Shakespeare Company, StarBest Bet
June 15th – June 19th

   
  Prepare to be astounded! Due to popular demand, the long running Improvised Shakespeare Company will spin a tale worthy of the Bard on the shores of Lake Michigan. Still enjoying sold out crowds every Friday night at iO, this troop excels at not only creating an improvised play based on an audience suggestion (last Friday night I took in a side-splitting rendition of “The Merry Wives of Orange County"), but they also use Shakespearean lingo, structure and references. Oh, and it’s definitely the most laughs on the lake this summer.
   

A Doll’s House, Infamous Commonwealth Theatre Company (our review)
June 22nd – June 26th

   
  This Infamous Commonwealth production directed by Chris Maher takes the classic Henrik Ibsen play out of 19th century Norway and sets it in 1962 New York. While the concept plays out visually in its ‘Mad Men’ style aesthetic, it doesn’t tie to the themes of the play and ultimately the casting bogs down this retelling.
   

Dental Society Midwinter Meeting,  At Play Productions and Chicago Dramatists June 29th – July 3rd (our review)

   
  Finally a play for dentists! Chicago Dramatists presented this new play by Laura Jacqmin last summer. The story is a collection of fictional accounts all taking place at an actual event, The Chicago Dental Society Conference. Adultery, blackmail and scandal are at the center of this impressive display of the dental subculture.
   

Letters Home, Griffin Theatre Company
July 6th – July 10th

   
  The Afghanistan and Iraq wars are brought to life through actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. The Griffin Theatre production is inspired by The New York Times article "The Things They Wrote;" subsequent HBO documentary Last Letters Home; and letters and correspondences from Frank Schaeffer’s books Letters Home From America’s Military Family, Faith of Our Sons and Keeping Faith. The play gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier experience in our ongoing wars.
   

After the Fall, Eclipse Theatre Company (our review)StarBest Bet
July 13th – July 17th

   
  Say goodbye to Norma Jean with Arthur Miller’s semi-autobiographical account of his tumultuous relationship with Marilyn Monroe. This is a perfect outing for some mid-summer drama. Marilyn’s drug addiction spirals downward alongside the country entering the era of McCarthyism. But instead of Arthur and Marilyn, let’s call them Quentin and Louise. Director Steve Scott hits all the right notes of pain, sex and confrontation in this charged Eclipse Theatre Company production.
   

1001, Collaboraction (our review)StarBest Bet
July 20th – July 24th

   
  Based on the stories of “The Arabian Nights”, Jason Grote’s mash-up up of politics, humor, relationships and philosophy is an invigorating epic. The brilliant direction by Seth Bockley commands a quick-fired pace from his talented cast. Set amidst the backdrop of anti-Arab sentiments in Manhattan, Scheherazade’s tales are intertwined with the story of an Arab Jewish interracial relationship amidst a visual buffet of references from Osama bin Laden to Michael Jackson.
   

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn StarBest Bet
Bohemian Theatre Ensemble, July 27th – July 31st  (our review)

   
  Here you get another chance to catch the Jeff award winner for Best Principal Actor in a Musical, Andrew Mueller. Big River is one of the most successful dramatizations of the classic Mark Twain novel, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".” This Tony award winning musical received a heartfelt revival from BoHo this year under the direction of P. Marston Sullivan. The country music score by Roger Miller will have you stompin’ your feet under the open sky.
   

Sweet and Hot: The Songs of Harold Arlen, Theo Ubique (our review)
August 3rd – August 7th

   
  Going out with a Theo Ubique musical revue is a pretty wise choice by the Theater on the Lake organizers. This one is full delight as they take on the songbook of Harold Arlen, most famous for penning sons to “The Wizard of Oz.” Add that to songs such as “I’ve Got the World on a String” and “Stormy Weather” and you’ve got a lovely evening. This revue may not play as intimate in the open-air space as it did in their tinderbox cabaret, but if nothing else David Heimann’s choreography and Fred Anzevino’s directing will project this ditty-packed show somewhere “Over the Rainbow.”
   

Ticket Information: Subscribers may purchase a season pass for $110 and see each performance each week. Subscriptions are available May 1 through June 1st OR Individual tickets may be purchased for each performance for $17.50. The Box Office opens for single ticket sales, June 7 at 2:00 pm. Box Office: (312) 742-7994. Beginning June 7 at 2:00 pm, Box Office hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 2:00 – 8:00 pm, Sunday, 3:30 – 7:30 pm. Closed Monday.

Getting There: Theater on the Lake is located at Fullerton Avenue and Lake Michigan in Lincoln Park.

Getting there Green: Walk or bike along Chicago’s lakefront path directly to our front door. Not only will you BE green, but you’ll also SAVE some green!

By car: Pay parking is available at the Lincoln Park Zoo, located at Fullerton Avenue and Cannon Drive. Metered parking is sometimes available along Cannon Drive.

By bus: CTA bus routes 151 or 156 both serve the area.

       

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