Month: September 2016

“The Happiest Place on Earth” | Greenhouse Theater, September 23rd, 2016

“The Happiest Place on Earth” | Greenhouse Theater, September 23rd, 2016

3 out of 4 stars (originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) Have you ever been happy? What is it to be happy? Philip Dawkins, an established and acclaimed Chicago playwright, dives into his family’s past and explores the concept of happiness with the world premiere 

“Parachute Men” | Victory Gardens Theater, September 16th, 2016

“Parachute Men” | Victory Gardens Theater, September 16th, 2016

3.5 out of 4 stars (originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) Christmas means music, food and family. Sounds ideal right? Not for these three brothers. In its world premiere, Parachute Men illustrates the true underbelly of resolved turmoil. On Christmas Eve, three brothers are reunited 

Bigger Than Us

Bigger Than Us

Sometimes I find that those of us that live in the Western Hemisphere are severely jaded. Tucked away on a separate continent away and isolated from direct contact from the daily air strikes and rebel jihads plaguing the far off regions of the world. That 

“Macbeth” | Thalia Hall hosted by Chicago Shakespeare Theater, August 22nd, 2016

“Macbeth” | Thalia Hall hosted by Chicago Shakespeare Theater, August 22nd, 2016

3 out of 4 stars (Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) In part with the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago celebration, Belgium’s Theater Zuidpool presented a two-night-only performance of Macbeth at historic concert venue Thalia Hall. Described as an alternative rock concert, this performance is not 

Ode to Summer

Ode to Summer

McHenry, IL; USA Just wanted to post something regarding recently venturing north to the suburbs. It was nice being away from the city. Decided to go kayaking on the Fox River. Seeing the sky and an abundance of trees that you can only get in