SOMETHING CLEAN, the joined effort by Sideshow and Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, is a production with emotionally messy material to tackle, but this superb ensemble handles the task with extreme tenderness, intensity and attention.
Sideshow Theatre Company and Rivendell Theatre Ensemble have announced the casting for the Midwest premiere of “Something Clean.”
Pictured: Teressa LaGamba Rivendell Theatre Ensemble has announced the cast for “I Wanna F#!&ing Tear You Apart” by Morgan Gould and directed by Jessica Fisch, running February 15 – March 23 at the company’s 5779 N. Ridge Avenue venue. “Samantha and Leo are a team — best friends and roommates,...
Every woman has experienced them, knowingly or not, in the workplace: the countless little insidious micro-aggressions and micro-dismissals that some men in positions of authority issue against women to keep them assigned to the places where they feel the women belong.
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble has announced the cast and design team for the world premiere of “Scientific Method” by Jenny Connell Davis.
More than 900,000 women suffer from post-partum depression; or between 11 and 20 percent of women who give birth. Behind the statistics are deeply individual stories of chronic sorrow and pain, women whose disease attacks them mentally as well as physically, telling them they are not only sick but also utter failures.
Pictured (l-r): Ayssette Muñóz, Amro Salama, and Ashley Neal. Photo by Michael Brosilow. By Erin Shea Brady I’m consistently excited by the programming at Rivendell. Artistic Director Tara Mallen and team mine their mission for brave, relevant works that are deep in conversation with the world we live in. Their tagline –...
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.
As an amazing year of performance in Chicago comes to an end, we’re wrapping up our picks for the best productions of 2016. We asked our critics which of the 125 shows we reviewed this year have really stuck with them, and here are their favorites.