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Review: Betrayal (Raven Theatre)

Abigail Boucher stars in Betrayal, Raven Theatre (photos Dean La Prairie)           
      
  

Betrayal 

Written by Harold Pinter 
Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark (map)
thru Dec 17  |  tix: $22-$46  |  more info
       
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November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Top 10 Chicago Plays of 2015

 

Matthew Sherbach and Armand Fields star in Northlight Theatre's "Charm". John Mahoney and Audrey Francis star in Steppenwolf's "The Herd". Charli Williams, Anna Dauzvardis and Katrina D. Richards star in Raven Theatre's "Direct from Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys". Bernard White, Nisi Sturgis, Zakiya Young and J. Anthony Crane star in Goodman Theatre's "Disgraced." 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. Eunice Woods stars in American Theater Company's "The Project(s)" by PJ Paparelli and Joshua Jaeger. Mike Nussbaum stars in TimeLine Theatre's "The Price" by Arthur Miller.  Brian Parry and Jacqueline Grandt star in Redtwist Theatre's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee. Brendan Connelly and McKenna Liesman star in Red Theater and Oracle Productions' "R + J: The Vineyard.

Another year, another 12 months of great Chicago theater! 2015 blessed Chicagoland with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – the largest equity houses to the smallest of the city’s storefronts. Taking into account the 700+ productions that were produced in the Windy City over the last year, here are our reviewer’s picks for the best of the best. Bravo!!

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January 1, 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: Pocatello (Griffin Theatre)

Morgan Maher, Michael McKeogh and Sam Guinan-Nyhart star in Griffin Theatre's "Pocatello" by Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Jonathan Berry. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)          
      
Pocatello

Written by Samuel D. Hunter
at Signal Theatre, 1812 W. Berenice (map)
thru Dec 13  |  tix: $36 |  more info
       
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November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Rose and the Rime (House Theatre, 2014)

Paige Collins stars as Rose in The House Theatre's remount of "Rose and Rime,"  written by Nathan Allen, Chris Matthews and Jake Minton.  (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Rose and the Rime

Written by Nathan Allen, Chris Matthews
   and Jake Minton
Directed by Nathan Allen
at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru Mar 9 Mar 23  |  tickets: $20-$40  |  more info
       
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February 1, 2014 | 2 Comments More

Review: Detective Partner Hero Villain (Strawdog Theatre)

Marc Rita stars as Partner in Strawdog Theatre's "Detective Partner Hero Villain" by Brett Neveu, directed by Gus Menary. (photo credit: Tom McGrath)        
      
Detective Partner
                Hero Villain

Written by Brett Neveu
Directed by Gus Menary
at Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N. Broadway (map)
thru Dec 17  |  tickets : $15   |  more info
       
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December 4, 2013 | 1 Comment More

Review: City of Dreadful Night (The Den Theatre)

Sam Guinan-Nyhart stars in The Den Theatre’s production of "City of Dreadful Night" by Don Nigro, directed by ensemble member Ron Wells. Photo by Joe Mazza.        
       
City of Dreadful Night 

Written by Don Nigro
Directed by Ron Wells
The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee (map)
thru March 16  |  tickets: $25   |  more info
       
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February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Iron Stag King, Part I (The House Theatre)

Brandon Ruiter as Casper Kent, in The House Theatre's "The Iron Stag King" by Chris Mathews and Nathan Allen. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
       
The Iron Stag King, Part I 

By Chris Mathews and Nathan Allen  
Directed by Nathan Allen
at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division (map)
thru Oct 21  |  tickets: $25   |  more info
       
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September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments More