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May 23, 2015 • Category: MUST SEE, REVIEWS, REVIEWS BY, Theatre Reviews, Tom Williams

By Steve Martin Directed by Josh Anderson Produced b y Organic Theater Company At the Greenhouse Theatre Smart, funny absurdist play reflects on the nature of genius and creativity. Famed comedian, actor, banjo player and playwright, Steve Martin’s 1993 PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, now in a spirited ensemble production by Organic Theater Company at […]

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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 […]


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 […]


Our New Girl (Comments Off on Our New Girl)

By Nancy Harris Directed by Joe Jahraus At Profiles, The Main Stage, Chicago Technical and script problems plague Our New Girl Irish playwright Nancy Harris’ Our New Girl is a troubled work on several levels. For the first 15 minute or so, a loud fan wailed above the stage  rendering most of the early dialogue […]


The Divine Order of Becoming (Comments Off on The Divine Order of Becoming)

Written and Directed by Carla Stillwell Produced by Ma’at Production Association of Afrikan Centered Theatre, Chicago MPAACT Find Beauty in Growing Pains I hope everybody enjoyed Mother’s Day, because MPAACT has a show that will remind everyone of how upsetting losing a mother is. The Divine Order of Becoming, written by MPAACT playwright-in-residence Carla Stillwell, […]


The White Road (Comments Off on The White Road)

By Karen Tarjan Directed by Robert Kauzlaric Produced by Irish Theatre of Chicago At The Den Chicago Amazing adventure of 2oth century explorers highlights endurance, tenacity and the power of the human spirit. If there ever was a ‘director’s show.’ it is director Robert Kauzlaric’s world premiere of Karen Tarjan’s The White Road.  This ambitious […]

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