Review: GREAT EXPECTATIONS at Remy Bumppo and Silk Road Rising

Review: GREAT EXPECTATIONS at Remy Bumppo and Silk Road Rising

Playwright Tanika Gupta finds the right formula to adapt Charles Dickens’ 1861 novel through an Indian perspective.

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Review: RELATIVITY at Northlight Theatre

Review: RELATIVITY at Northlight Theatre

Mike Nussbaum at age 94 in an exploration of the Theory of Relativity, used as a metaphor to explore the ideas of greatness, contribution, family, God, and genius.

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Review: LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE at Chicago Theatre Workshop

Review: LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE at Chicago Theatre Workshop

Finn and Lapine chart the musical course of the eccentric Hoover family and the plucky young Olive, who is given a last-minute opportunity to compete in the “Little Miss Sunshine” junior pageant in California. While the Hoovers seem to be hanging by a thread, they hop into Grandpa’s old Volkswagen van and are off to make the pageant.

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Review: TIME STANDS STILL at AstonRep Theatre Company

Review: TIME STANDS STILL at AstonRep Theatre Company

Pictured: Robert Tobin and Sara Pavlak McGuire. Photo by Emily Schwartz.  By Abigail Trabue According to a 2013 article from the Committee to Protect Journalists, a record number of journalists were killed between 2003-2011. At least 150 in total during the U.S. led invasion of Iraq, and 54 other media personnel....

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Review: OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR at Goodman Theatre

Review: OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR at Goodman Theatre

Every person has a story to tell, but rarely are we privy to each person’s truth. As people, we sometimes hold layers of who we are in secrecy. Not intentionally, but every-so-often we tend to lay in fear of our own existence.

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Review: WE’RE GONNA DIE at Haven Theatre Company

Review: WE’RE GONNA DIE at Haven Theatre Company

Haven Theatre’s WE’RE GONNA DIE is a meta-theatrical, alive, celebration of life. Though marketed as a “punk rock concert,” whiplash was not included.

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Review: WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS at Victory Gardens

Review: WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS at Victory Gardens

WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS is Brian Quijada’s take on being a first-generation Latino-American and his journey to become an actor. What unravels beyond this premise is the search for identity and understanding the difference between knowing where you came from and fitting into what is comfortable for you.

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Review: TIGHT END at 20% Theatre Company

Review: TIGHT END at 20% Theatre Company

Pictured: Erich Peltz and Bryce Saxon. Photo by kClare McKellaston. By Elizabeth Ellis A friend of mine lived in a small town in Texas for several years. She often spoke of how, like in the film and TV show Friday Night Lights, everyone happily arranged their lives and activities around the high...

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Review: SHE LOVES ME at Marriott Theatre

Review: SHE LOVES ME at Marriott Theatre

SHE LOVES ME is sheer perfection. It has long been a favorite musical of mine, so I admit bias upfront, but there is a reason it has stood the test of time and remained on my top 10 list.

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Review: LADY X: THE MUSICAL at Hell in a Handbag Productions

Review: LADY X: THE MUSICAL at Hell in a Handbag Productions

Hell in a Handbag Productions begins its 15th season with a bang. LADY X: THE MUSICAL is a campy noir musical. Coupled with a few cocktails, it is the perfect antidote to escape this dumpster fire world.

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