Month: February 2017

“The Beauty Queen of Leenane” | Bluebird Arts, February 23rd, 2017

“The Beauty Queen of Leenane” | Bluebird Arts, February 23rd, 2017

3 out of 4 stars (originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) In Bluebird Arts third season, Luda Lopatina Solomon directs the harrowing work of Martin McDonagh in The Beauty Queen of Leenan. In County Galway, Ireland, on a big hill in a small house live 

“A Wonder in My Soul” | Victory Gardens Theater, February 17th, 2017

“A Wonder in My Soul” | Victory Gardens Theater, February 17th, 2017

4 out of 4 stars (originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) Longtime hair salon owners, Bell and Birdie, grapple with the decision to remain in their beloved South Side neighborhood or relocate under the pressures of gentrification and crime. With the power of music and 

“Love’s Labor’s Lost” | Chicago Shakespeare Theater, February 15th, 2017

“Love’s Labor’s Lost” | Chicago Shakespeare Theater, February 15th, 2017

3.5 out of 4 stars (originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) Need something to pick up those winter blues? This battle of sexes is filled with quick wit, raunchy innuendos, and a plethora of alliteration. Love’s Labor’s Lost, directed by Marti Maraden, delves deep into 

Chicago Women’s March | January 21st, 2017

Chicago Women’s March | January 21st, 2017

I stand before you as a woman. 60 degrees in the middle of January. “Go get ’em ladies” eliminating the gender barrier and age gap. Pink hats fill the CTA 22. I stand before you as a woman. Thousands in Grant Park. People. People. People.