Tag: Josh Odor

Review: Don Giovanni (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Ana Maria Martinez and Mariusz Kwiecien star in Lyric Opera's "Don Giovani" by Wolfgang Mozart, directed by Robert Falls. (photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)        
      
Don Giovanni

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Directed by Robert Falls 
at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker (map)
thru Oct 29  |  tickets: $32-$244   |  more info
       
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October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Miles Away (The Side Project Theatre)

Isabel Ellison stars as Sissy in The Side Project Theatre's "Miles Away" by Christine Whitley, directed by Scott Weinstein. (photo credit: Scott Dray)        
      
Miles Away 

Written by Christine Whitley  
Directed by Scott Weinstein 
at Side Project Theatre, 1439 W. Jarvis (map)
thru Aug 31  |  tickets: $10-$20   |  more info
       
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August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Orville and Wilbur Did It! (The New Colony)

Jessica London-Shields and Morgan McNaught star in The New Colony's world premiere of "Orville and Wilbur Did It!" by David Zellnik and Eric Svejcar, directed by Andrew Hobgood. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Orville and Wilbur Did It!

Written by David Zellnik
Music by David Zellnik and Eric Svejcar  
Directed by Andrew Hobgood
at Signal Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice (map)
thru July 20  |  tickets: $10-$20   |  more info
       
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July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Goddess (The Artistic Home)

Josh Odor and Lee Stark star in The Artistic Home's "The Goddess" from the screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky, adapted and directed by John Mossman. (photo credit: Tim Knight)        
      
The Goddess

Adapted and Directed by John Mossman 
from the screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky
at The Artistic Home, 1376 W. Grand (map)
thru Nov 17  |  tickets: $20-$32   |  more info
       
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October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Blood and Gifts (TimeLine Theatre)

Kareem Bandealy as Abdullah Khan in Blood and Gifts at Timeline Theatre Chicago        
       
Blood and Gifts 

Written by J.T. Rogers
Directed by Nick Bowling
at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington (map)
thru July 28  |  tickets: $22-$42   |  more info
       
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May 10, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: 25 Saints (Pine Box Theatre)

Caroline Neff stars as Sammy in the world premiere of Pine Box Theater's "25 Saints" by Joshua Rollins, directed by Susan E. Bowen. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
       
25 Saints 

Written by Joshua Rollins
Directed by Susan E. Bowen
at Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru March 31  |  tickets: $25   |  more info
       
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February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Moment (Steep Theatre)

Carey Lee Burton, Josh Odor and Maggie Cain in Steep Theatre's "Moment" by Deirdre Kinahan, directed by Jonathan Berry (photo credit: Lee Miller)        
       
Moment 

Written by Deirdre Kinahan
Directed by Jonathan Berry 
at Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn (map)
thru Aug 18  |  tickets: $22-$25   |  more info
       
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July 14, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Jammer (Pine Box Theater)

Miguel Nunez and Josh Odor - The Jammer, Pine Box Theater Chicago       
      
The Jammer 

Written by Rolin Jones  
Directed by Vincent Teninty
Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport (map)
thru July 1  |  tickets: $28   |  more info
       
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May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: Oohrah! (LiveWire Chicago)

Josh Odor and Ian R. Tranberg - LiveWire Chicago Oohrah       
      
Oohrah!

Written by Bekah Brunstetter 
Directed by Brad Akin 
Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted (map)
thru April 8  |  tickets: $20   |  more info
       
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February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: Date Me! and Sound of Silence (Salomee Speelt)

Noémi Schlosser - Sound of Silence 2       
      
Date Me! 

Written by Schlosser, Naeem and Dohnke
Directed by Noémi Schlosser
at Theater Wit  |  thru Dec 18  |  more info

The Sound of Silence 

Written by Jean Cocteau
Directed by Noemi Schlosser, JP Gerrits  
at Theater Wit  |  thru Dec 17  |  more info

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November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Review: Summer and Smoke (The Den Theatre)

     
Summer and Smoke - The Den Theatre
Summer and Smoke
 

Written by Tennessee Williams 
Directed by Ryan Martin 
at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee (map)
thru Oct 29   |   tickets: $15-$20    more info

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September 20, 2011 | 0 Comments More

INTERVIEW: Sweet Bird of Youth – now extended to Jan 16!

        
        

Sex and Power in Artistic Home’s ‘Sweet Bird of Youth’

 

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Just how shocking was Tennessee William’s Sweet Bird of Youth to the average American in 1959? It certainly titillated New York audiences, as well as secured 3 Tony awards and an adaptation to the screen in 1962, with leads Paul Newman and Geraldine Page from the original production. The movie itself offers only expurgated Williams—no explicit mention of racism, syphilis, or castration. Thank goodness, The Artistic Home’s production recalls us to the play’s lusty roots and its lyrical interrogation of the psychology of desperation that leads to corruption (see our review here ★★★½.)

Sweet Bird of Youth may be William’s most political drama, slamming Southern racism and the South’s campaigns against desegregation during this era. Plus, he shows no end of contempt toward the moralizing hypocrisy that keeps corruption in place and blights all kinds of youthful promise. But we wanted to look at the sexual politics inherent in the text and the chanceprincessdiagonal_thumbunderlying constructions of youth, beauty, age, money and fame that mold the relationship between gigolo Chance Wayne (Josh Odor) and his aging actress sugar-momma, Alexandra del Lago (Kathy Scambiatterra). Who’s using whom, who really has the upper hand, and is their any hope for human interaction between these two demoralized sexual partners?

One warning: I commit a little faux pas at the end of the video. Going into the interview, I believed that Director Dale Calandra and actor Frank Nall, who plays Boss Finley, would be joining us for a second 15-minute segment. But Dale was knocked out by a fierce fever and Frank couldn’t get away from his construction job. Something about being stuck on a scaffold three stories up—and in some nasty, windy weather. We hope both are okay. Get well, Dale!

In the interview I talk with the Sweet Bird leads – Kathy Scambiattera (sugar-momma Alexandra de Lago) and Josh Odor (gigolo Chance Wayne).  Enjoy!!

 

        
        
November 11, 2010 | 0 Comments More