Review “What Once We Felt”: Felt Confusingly Intriguing

About Face Theatre presents What Once We Felt At Center on Halsted 3656 N. Halsted Written by Ann Marie Healy Directed by Krissy Vanderwarker Thru March 6th Buy Tickets Running Time: Two hours includes a ten minute intermission   I’ve been to the future. Not surprising, men have become extinct. A bit more alarming, books … Continue reading

Review “The Old Settler”: Love At First Sight!

Writers’ Theatre presents The Old Settler 325 Tudor  Glencoe, Illinois Written by John Henry Redwood Directed by Ron OJ Parson Thru March 28th Buy Tickets Running Time: Two hours and forty minutes includes a ten minute intermission   Pimp steak, swamp seed, old settler, it’s 1943 in Harlem, New York. The Borny sisters need to … Continue reading

Review “The Philanderer”: No Frills Sophisticated Comedy!

ShawChicago presents: The Philanderer  Written by George Bernard Shaw Directed by Robert Scogin Ruth Page Theatre (1016 N. Dearborn) Thru March 1st (more info) Leonard wants to marry Grace as a way to finally break-up with Julia. Although this sounds like the plot of the next Hugh Grant romantic comedy, it’s not. ShawChicago presents The … Continue reading

Review “11:11”: It’s a bible licking, crotch rubbing, bable writing, come to Jesus party!

The New Colony presents 11:11 At Victory Gardens Studio Theatre 2433 N. Lincoln Written by Evan Linder and Tara Sissom Directed by Megan Johns Thru March 13th Buy Tickets Running Time: Two hours includes a ten minute intermission Shut the F…. front door! G-o-d is my b-u-d! Campy Christianity has never been more hilarious! The … Continue reading

Review “The Island”: Fugard is The Collaborator!

 Remy Bumppo presents The Island At Greenhouse Theatre Center 2257 N. Lincoln Written by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona Directed by James Bohnen Thru March 7th Running Time: Ninety minutes (no intermission) An extended stay on an island sounds wondrous in Chicago’s brutal winter. Not in Fugard’s world! Remy Bumppo presents The Island … Continue reading

Review “Distracted”: A D-elightfully H-umorous D-iscovery

 American Theatre Company presents Distracted At 1909 W. Byron Written by Lisa Loomer Directed by PJ Paparelli Thru February 28th Buy Tickets Running time: Two hours (includes one ten minute intermission) Families sipping lemonade and counting the fireflies on the front porch has been replaced. Now, friends gather remotely to stay connected. From the privacy … Continue reading

Review “August: Osage County”: Loves Letts’ Genius!

Broadway in Chicago presents The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of August: Osage County At Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph Written by Tracy Letts Directed by Anna D. Shapiro Thru February 14th Buy Tickets Running Time: Three hours and thirty minutes includes two intermissions Every family has one! A black sheep! A nut job! A … Continue reading

Review “Blue Door”: Equals 100% Compelling

Victory Gardens Theatre presents Blue Door At Biograph Theatre 2433 N. Lincoln Written by Tanya Barfield Directed by Andrea J. Dymond Thru February 28th Buy Tickets Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission   “I don’t know why I am?” This question plagues the main character in Victory Gardens’ Chicago premiere production of Blue Door. … Continue reading

Review “Awake and Sing!”: Teach and Entertain!

Northlight Theatre presents Awake and Sing! Northshore Theatre for the Performing Arts 9501 Skokie Boulevard Written by Clifford Odets Directed by Amy Morton Thru February 28th Buy Tickets Running Time: Two hours including a fifteen minute intermission If… I just had a better job, more money, true love … I’d be happy! Northlight Theatre presents … Continue reading

Review "‘Master Harold’…and The Boys”: Fugard Is The Master!

TimeLine Theatre presents ‘Master Harold’… and ‘The Boys’ Written by Athol Fugard Directed by Jonathan Wilson, SDC Thru March 21st Buy Tickets Running time:  1 hour and 45 minutes (no intermission) A father abuses his son. The son abuses the servants. The servant abuses his wife. Playwright Athol Fugard chronicles growing up in Port Elizabeth, … Continue reading