Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Blank Theatre Company

Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Blank Theatre Company

Pictured: Ensemble (background) and Haley Bolithon and Jeremiah Alsop (foreground). Photo by Nick McKenzie By Kelsey McGrath Before this review, I have to address the biggest truth in the room: SPRING AWAKENING is a problematic show. Originally on Broadway 2006, it contains a number of triggering concepts. Most of these glorify...

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Review: A SHAYNA MAIDEL at TimeLine Theatre Company

Review: A SHAYNA MAIDEL at TimeLine Theatre Company

A SHAYNA MAIDEL shows how family can survive the worst of what humanity can do to each other, and still learn from and love each other

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Review: TREEFALL at Exit 63 Theatre

Review: TREEFALL at Exit 63 Theatre

It’s near impossible not be enveloped by the world created by TREEFALL’s artistic team.

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Review: BLISS (OR EMILY POST IS DEAD!) at Promethean Theatre Ensemble

Review: BLISS (OR EMILY POST IS DEAD!) at Promethean Theatre Ensemble

BLISS (OR EMILY POST IS DEAD!) is uncomfortable, humorous, and incisive in all the right ways.

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Review: TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA at Midsommer Flight

Review: TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA at Midsommer Flight

Is there anything more badass than a Shakespeare in the Park actor?

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Review: VICTIMS OF DUTY at A Red Orchid Theatre

Review: VICTIMS OF DUTY at A Red Orchid Theatre

This affecting and oddly touching production, with outstanding performances all around, acts as both a reminder of the past and a warning of what could so easily happen again.

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Review: PAMPLONA at Goodman Theatre

Review: PAMPLONA at Goodman Theatre

The era of writing the tragic creative male hero as an aspirational and sympathetic figure is over. Keach presents a broken and bitter Hemingway on the far side of his prime, years of broken marriages and broken promises weighing heavily on his heart.

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Review: LINDA at Steep Theatre Company

Review: LINDA at Steep Theatre Company

LINDA provides contrasting points of view about how women move through their lives under a microscope.

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Review: THE ROOMMATE at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Review: THE ROOMMATE at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

It’s fabulous to see two women embody fully-formed characters who meet and forge a friendship based on their own personal needs

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Review: TILIKUM – Sideshow Theatre Company at Victory Gardens

Review: TILIKUM – Sideshow Theatre Company at Victory Gardens

TILIKUM is a game-changer, a masterfully written, sophisticated play full of subtleties and brutalities told in a refreshingly unique method, performed by a cast of talented actors that clearly trust each other enough to tackle such electrifying material. TILIKUM is worth your time and money, as I guarantee that you will not see anything else like it this year.

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