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The Good Book (Comments Off)

April 1, 2015 • Category: Jacob Davis, Theatre Reviews

By Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson Directed by Lisa Peterson Produced by Court Theatre Story of the Bible Makes Strong Production, Needs Revisions Court Theatre’s world premiere production of The Good Book is a musically transfixing examination of the Bible’s history and impact on present day Americans, but naturally will need some revisions before its […]

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End Days (Comments Off)

By Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Henry Godinez At the Windy City Playhouse, Chicago It’s the end of the world…Maybe Upon entering the new Equity-based Windy City Playhouse at 3014 W. Irving Park, Chicago, one can’t be other than impressed with the size and opulence of this space. The lobby has comfortable couches and chairs, […]

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Jesus Christ Superstar at Theo Ubique (Comments Off)

A Rock Opera in two acts in English Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by Tim Rice Directed by Fred Anzevino Music Direction by Jeremy Ramey Choreographer by Brenda Didier At No Exit Cafe, Chicago Who said you couldn't produce a rock opera in an intimate cafe? I have never been an avid fan of […]

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Genius (Comments Off)

A World Premiere Play By Kate Walbert Directed by Darrell W. Cox At Profiles Theatre’s Alley Stage, Chicago Short, unfocused and confusing drama not ready for the stage Novelist/playwright Kate Walbert’s four person play presents is an incomplete work that, after only 70 minutes,  a becomes a ” so what”? We wonder why we listened […]

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Traces – a faerie tale (Comments Off)

A New Play by Shannon Pritchard Directed by Jessica Fisch Produced by Feast Productions As part of Jackalope Theater’s Pioneer Series At the Frontier Storefront, Chicago Delightful rendition of the Scottish fairy tale unfolds in an intimate setting The ambitious creatives  who run Jackalope Theater Company, besides using the vast Broadway Armory, have established a […]

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Scenes From An Execution by Howard Barker (Comments Off)

By Howard Barker Directed by Andrew Root Produced by Runcible Theatre At the Royal George Gallery Theatre, Chicago Over acting and annoying staging dooms drama about artistic expression. The folks at Runcible Theatre Company have attempted the talky Scenes From an Execution by British playwright Howard Barker in the tiny Gallery space at the Royal […]

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