Tag: Leah Karpel

Review: The Commons of Pensacola (Northlight Theatre)

Lusia Strus, Leah Karpel, and Lori Myers star in Northlight Theatre's "The Commons of Pensacola" by Amanda Peet, directed by Robin Witt. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
The Commons of Pensacola

Written by Amanda Peet  
Directed by Robin Witt 
North Shore Center for the Arts, Skokie (map)
thru Oct 19  |  tickets: $25-$78   |  more info
       
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October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments 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!)

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December 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Appropriate (Victory Gardens Theater)

Stef Tovar and Leah Karpel star in Victory Gardens Theater's "Appropriate" by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Gary Griffin. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Appropriate

Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins  
Directed by Gary Griffin  
Victory Gardens Biograph Theater (map)
thru Dec 8  |  tickets: $20-$60   |  more info
       
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November 19, 2013 | 1 Comment More

First Look 2013 Repertory of New Work (Steppenwolf Theatre)

David Seeber and Jennifer Avery in "Annie Bosh Is Missing" by Janine Nabers, directed by Shade Murray, part of Steppenwolf Theatre's 2013 First Look Repertory of New Work. (photo credit: Emily Schwartz)        
       
First Look 2013 
    
   
Repertory overview by Katy Walsh
Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted (map)
thru Aug 25  |  tickets: $20   |  more info 
     
         
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August 24, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Whale (Victory Gardens Theater)

Dale Calandra and Cheryl Graeff star in Victory Garden Theater's "The Whale" by Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Joanie Schultz. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
The Whale 

Written by Samuel D. Hunter  
Directed by Joanie Schultz 
VG Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru May 5  |  tickets: $35-$50   |  more info
       
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April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom (Strawdog Theatre)

Kendra Thulin and Leah Karpel star in Strawdog Theatre's "Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom" by Jennifer Haley, directed by Joanie Schultz. (photo credit: Chris Ocken)        
       
Neighborhood 3:
         Requisition of Doom
 

Written by Jennifer Haley  
Directed by Joanie Schultz 
at Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N. Broadway (map)
thru Nov 10  |  tickets: $28   |  more info
       
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October 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: We Are Proud to Present… (Victory Gardens)

Jake Cohen and Kamal Angelo Bolden       
      
We Are Proud to Present…

Written by Jackie Sibblies Drury 
Directed by Eric Ting 
VG Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru April 29  |  tickets: $20-$50   |  more info
       
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April 14, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: Punk Rock (Griffin Theatre)

Joey deBettencourt and Leah Karpel - Griffin Theatre - Punk Rock       
      
Punk Rock 

Written by Simon Stephens 
Directed by Jonathan Berry 
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru March 4  |  tickets: $34   |  more info
       
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January 27, 2012 | 5 Comments More