Category: Writers’ Theatre

Review: Arcadia (Writers Theatre)

Elizabeth Stenholt and Greg Matthew Anderson in Arcadia, Writers Theatre Glencoe         

           
Arcadia

Written by Tom Stoppard
Writers Theatre, Glencoe (map)
thru May 1  |  tix: $35-$80  |  more info
       
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April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Chicago’s Best Theater of 2015

 

Carmen Molina, Claudia DiBiccari, Mykele Callicutt, Paula Ramirez, Preston Tate Jr., Deanna Reed-Foster and James McGuire in Cold Basement Dramatics' "Heat Wave".Scott Danielson, Garrett Lutz and George Toles star in Kokandy Productions' "The Full Monty".Laura Osnes as and Steven Pasquale star in Lyric Opera's "Carousel" by Rodgers and Hammerstein.John Mahoney and Audrey Francis in Steppenwolf Theatre's "The Herd".Sarah Lynn Robinson, Anthony Whitaker and Greg Zawada in Porchlight's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Form" by Steven Sondheim. Monica West, Kasey Foster and Emma Cadd in Lookingglass Theatre's "Moby Dick".Mariann Mayberry and Brittany Uomoleale star in Steppenwolf Theatre's "Grand Concourse".Steve Haggard and Karen Janes Woditsch star in Writers Theatre's "Doubt: A Parable".Charli Williams , Anna Dauzvardis, Katrina D.  Richard, Brandon Greenhouse, and Kevin Patterson star in Raven Theatre's "Direct from Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys".Bernard White and Nisi Sturgis in Goodman Theatre's "Disgraced".Rafael Davila and Bradley Smoak star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's "Bel Canto".Drury Lane Oakbrook presents "Billy Elliot: The Musical," music by Elton John.  Becca Savoy, Michael McKeough and Sandy Elias star in Griffin Theatre's "Pocatello".Larry Yando and Eva Louise Balistreiri star in Chicago Shakespeare's "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare.Matthew Sherbach and Armand Fields star in Northlight Theatre's "Charm".Brendan Connelly, Chris Schroeder and Brenda Scott Wlazlo star in Red Theater and Oracle Productions' "R + J: The Vineyard".Melanie Brezill and Patrick Budde star in Chicago Children’s Theatre’s "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane." Colte Julian as Curly and Allison Sill as Laurey in Paramount Theatre's "Oklahoma!". Mike Nussbaum stars in TimeLine Theatre's "The Price" by Arthur Miller. Eunice Woods stars in American Theater Company's "The Project(s)" by PJ Paparelli and Joshua Jaeger.Luce Metrius and Ashley Neil star in A Red Orchid Theatre's "Red Handed Otter." Kelsey Brennan and Greg Matthew Anderson star in Remy Bumppo's "Travesties" by Tom Stoppard.Johanna McKenzie Miller and Alex Goodrich star in Northlight Theatre's "Shining Lives," directed by Jessica Thebus.Brian Parry and Jacqueline Grandt star in Redtwist Theatre's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee.Eileen Niccolai and Daniela Colucci star in The Shattered Globe's "The Rose Tattoo" by Tennessee Williams. , Shattered Globe Theatre, Brosilow

In a theater community as diverse and talented as Chicago’s, every aspect and genre of stage productions can be found throughout the city on a given week.  2015 was no exception to this fact, as one can see from our reviewers’ picks of the year’s greatest and most memorable works.

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December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Marjorie Prime (Writers Theatre)

Kate Fry and Mary Ann Thebus star in Writers Theatre's "Marjorie Prime" by Jordan Harrison, directed by Kimberly Senior. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)         
      
Marjorie Prime 

Written by Jordan Harrison
Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon, Glencoe (map)
thru Mar 13  |  tix: $35-$70  |  more info
       
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November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Days Like Today (Writers Theatre)

Jonathan Weir and Emily Berman star in Writers Theatre's "Days Like Today" by Alan Schmuckler and Laura Eason, directed by Michael Halberstam. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Days Like Today

Music and Lyrics by Alan Schmuckler 
Book by Laura Eason 
Directed by Michael Halberstam
Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor, Glencoe (map)
thru July 27  |  tickets: $35-$70   |  more info
       
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July 4, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Review: The Dance of Death (Writers Theatre)

Shannon Cochran and Philip Earl Johnson star in Writers Theatre's "The Dance of Death" by August Strindberg, adapted by Conor McPherson, directed by Henry Wishcamper. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
The Dance of Death

Written by August Strindberg
Adapted by Conor McPherson  
Directed by Henry Wishcamper  
Writers Theatre, 644 Vernon, Glencoe (map)
thru Aug 3  |  tickets: $35-$70   |  more info
       
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April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Hedda Gabler (Writers Theatre)

Kate Fry and Scott Parkinson star in Writers Theatre's "Hedda Gabler" by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Kimberly Senior. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Hedda Gabler

Written by Henrik Ibsen
Translated by Nicholas Rudall  
Directed by Kimberly Senior 
Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe (map)
thru April 6   |  tickets: $35-$70   |  more info
       
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January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Port Authority (Writers Theatre)

Patrick Clear and John Hoogenakker star in Writers Theatre's "Port Authority" by Conor McPherson, directed by William Brown. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Port Authority

Written by Conor McPherson
Directed by William Brown 
at Writers Theatre, Glencoe (map)
thru Feb 16 Mar 2  |  tickets: $35-$70   |  more info
       
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November 16, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Old Man and the Old Moon (PigPen Theatre Co. and Writers’ Theatre)

Ryan Melia, Ben Ferguson, Alex Falberg and Matt Nuernberger star in PigPen Theatre's "The Old Man and the Old Moon", directed by Stuart Carden and presented by Writers' Theatre. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)        
       
The Old Man
      and the Old Moon
 

Written by the PigPen ensemble
Directed by Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre   
Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe (map)
thru Nov 10  |  tickets: $35-$70   |  more info
       
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September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments More