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Scotland Road (Comments Off on Scotland Road)

May 22, 2015 • Category: Jacob Davis, Theatre Reviews

By Jeffrey Hatcher Directed by Charles Riffenburg Associate Directed by Cassy Schillo Produced by BoHo Theatre, Chicago Bizarre Mystery Play Keeps Its Secrets Since starting his career in the late 1980s, Jeffrey Hatcher has become famous as an adaptor, writing the screenplays of Tuesdays with Morrie and Stage Beauty, from his own play, Compleat Female […]

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The Little Foxes (Comments Off on The Little Foxes)

By Lillian Hellman Directed by Henry Wishcamper Produced by Goodman Theatre, Chicago Depraved Greed Shows Why Melodrama is Fun Modern writers are generally advised not to make the divide between good and evil characters too stark. But modern writers aren’t Lillian Hellman. And her 1939 play The Little Foxes depicts a time and place, 1900 […]

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Murder Ballad (Comments Off on Murder Ballad)

Conceived by and with Book and Lyrics by Julia Jordan Music and Lyrics by Juliana Nash Directed and Choreographed by James Beaudry Music Direction by Nicholas Davio At the Flat Iron Building, Chicago Contemporary rock opera is a murder mystery or is it? The concept here is intriguing. The set is a dive bar in […]

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INANA (Comments Off on INANA)

By Michele Lowe Directed by Kimberly Senior At TimeLine Theatre, Chicago Pillage of ancient Middle East artifacts becomes a personal mission for a dedicated patron It is 2003 in Iraq, just before the US invasion and Yasin Shalid (Demetrios Troy), the curator of a museum in Mosul, Iraq is obsessed with saving a key ancient […]

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Scissortail (Comments Off on Scissortail)

In Remembrance of the Oklahoma City Bombing By Isaiah Werner Directed by Aaron Hannrickson Produced by adapt theatre productions in association with Redtwist Theatre At Redtwist Theatre, Chicago Haunting remembrance of an American Tragedy mostly works Adapt Theatre Productions and playwright Isaiah Werner’s world premiere: Scissortail: In Remembrance of the Oklahoma City Bombing presents its […]

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Ghost Gardens (Comments Off on Ghost Gardens)

By Steven Simoncic Directed by Ilesa Duncan Produced by Pegasus Theatre Chicago At Chicago Dramatists Improbable premise dulls community drama Set in suburban Detroit, Steven Simoncic’s world premiere drama, Ghost Gardens isn’t ready for the stage. This eerie drama finds Lorelle doing her now-ten year grieving for Hope, her infant who died of cancer. Childless […]

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