Hits and Misses in PRISCILLA

Hits and Misses in PRISCILLA

(l-r) Jordan Phelps, Honey West, and Luke Meierdiercks. Photo by Paul Goyette. Review: PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Pride Films and Plays By Bec Willett When the film THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT was produced in the early ‘90s, it became an iconic piece of Australian cinema....

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“Little Women” Meets “Girls” in Cuckoo’s WOMEN

“Little Women” Meets “Girls” in Cuckoo’s WOMEN

We need to retire the “female playwrights” season. On the one hand, when I see a company produce a season or a festival dedicated to female voices, I’m so glad, because it means that they are recognizing the importance of female voices and are dedicating their season to producing them. This means that more women get work and more women get heard, and I could not be more supportive of that.

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WHAT OF THE NIGHT? Rewards an Important and Worthwhile Commitment

WHAT OF THE NIGHT? Rewards an Important and Worthwhile Commitment

Photo: Kate Black-Spence and Nelson Rodriguez in WHAT OF THE NIGHT? (Ian McLaren) Review: WHAT OF THE NIGHT?, Co-Produced by Cor Theatre and Stage Left Theatre at Theater Wit By Bec Willett WHAT OF THE NIGHT? is a play that for both artist and audience requires intellectual and emotional commitment...

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MEN ON BOATS Shows Promise of Will Davis Era at ATC

MEN ON BOATS Shows Promise of Will Davis Era at ATC

American Theater Company’s MEN ON BOATS by Jacyln Bauhaus is exactly the kind of theater that we should be producing and championing in Chicago right now.

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VANYA at Rasaka Highlights the Things We All Want

VANYA at Rasaka Highlights the Things We All Want

Wouldn’t it be interesting if you could always tell what had previously happened in a person’s life to lead them to whatever situation they were facing in the present moment?

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Gift’s TEN Festival Showcases 10-Minute Plays

Gift’s TEN Festival Showcases 10-Minute Plays

In my life as a theater artist, I have often had to convince certain people to attend a ten-minute play festival by employing the reasoning: “if you don’t like one play, you’ve only got to sit through it for ten minutes … Yay!”

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Bits with More Bite on The Second City Mainstage

Bits with More Bite on The Second City Mainstage

The Second City’s 105th Mainstage Revue gives audiences a time stamp of what America has recently experienced with glimpses into what may occur in our near political future.

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MR. AND MRS. PENNYWORTH is a Visual Treat at Lookingglass

MR. AND MRS. PENNYWORTH is a Visual Treat at Lookingglass

There is a visual treat of fairytale proportions playing at the Lookingglass stage this month brought to you by the titular characters of MR. AND MRS. PENNYWORTH. An aesthetic so well executed and true to its genre, that you could swear book pages were flipping over and coming to life in front of your eyes.

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Flimsy PHANTOM’s Makeover Not yet Complete

Flimsy PHANTOM’s Makeover Not yet Complete

The bright spot in this production is Derrick Davis’ portrayal of The Phantom. Though the direction left much to be desired, Davis had a twitchy, nervousness about him that was compelling to watch.

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Smart and Innovative, THE HUNTER AND THE BEAR Is Everything Theater Should Be

Smart and Innovative, THE HUNTER AND THE BEAR Is Everything Theater Should Be

This collaboration proved quite simply to be the reason I love going to the theater. This entire team of creators from direction to performance to design consists of the smartest and most innovative talent the theater world has to offer.

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