The idea of “Death with Dignity” has been emotionally evolving since Jack Kevorkian–AKA Dr. Death. In 2009, a friend diagnosed with ALS taught me the euphemism “Going to Switzerland.” Then last summer the internet wept waterworks of inspiration as incurably ill California resident Betsy Davis hosted a celebration culminating with her self-chosen death. Rivendell Theatre’s production of WINTER left me unsure about the issue.
(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....
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.
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...
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.
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!”
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.