Photo Flash: First Look at Strawdog Theatre Company's MASQUE MACABREPhoto Flash: First Look at Strawdog Theatre Company's MASQUE MACABRE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Just in time for Halloween, Strawdog Theatre Company launches its 31st season with the world premiere of MASQUE MACABRE, a dark and bloody thrill ride inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe - think Carrie meets Eyes Wide Shut. The handlers of a 'bad boy' entrepreneur go to extremes to give him one last big bash before his past catches up to him. An explorative immersive theatre experience a la Sleep No More, guests travel from room to room throughout the space and follow stories of revenge and murder as they play out in real time. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

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Strawdog Theatre's MASQUE MACABRE Makes World Premiere This OctoberStrawdog Theatre's MASQUE MACABRE Makes World Premiere This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Just in time for Halloween, Strawdog Theatre Company launches its 31st season with the world premiere of MASQUE MACABRE, a dark and bloody thrill ride inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe - think Carrie meets Eyes Wide Shut. The handlers of a 'bad boy' entrepreneur go to extremes to give him one last big bash before his past catches up to him. An explorative immersive theatre experience a la Sleep No More, guests travel from room to room throughout the space and follow stories of revenge and murder as they play out in real time. (more...)

Casting Announced For Strawdog Theatre's MASQUE MACABRECasting Announced For Strawdog Theatre's MASQUE MACABRE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

 Strawdog Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for its world premiere of MASQUE MACABRE, a dark and bloody thrill ride inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe - think Carrie meets Eyes Wide Shut. The handlers of a 'bad boy' entrepreneur go to extremes to give him one last big bash before his past catches up to him. An explorative immersive theatre experience a la Sleep No More, guests travel from room to room throughout the space and follow stories of revenge and murder as they play out in real time. (more...)

Photo Flash: Strawdog Theatre Presents the Premiere of Immersive MASQUE MACABREPhoto Flash: Strawdog Theatre Presents the Premiere of Immersive MASQUE MACABRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Just in time for Halloween, Strawdog Theatre Company launches its 31st season with the world premiere of MASQUE MACABRE, a dark and bloody thrill ride inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe - think Carrie meets Eyes Wide Shut. The handlers of a 'bad boy' entrepreneur go to extremes to give him one last big bash before his past catches up to him. An explorative immersive theatre experience a la Sleep No More, guests travel from room to room throughout the space and follow stories of revenge and murder as they play out in real time. (more...)

Organic Theater Company Announces TIRESIAS WAS A WEATHERMANOrganic Theater Company Announces TIRESIAS WAS A WEATHERMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Organic Theater Company of Chicago returns to the Greenhouse Theater Center for its 2018 summer repertory season, May 29 - July 8. The Organic is committed to staging bold, relevant productions of classic, contemporary, and adapted works with a permanent group of artists over a sustained period of time. (more...)

Organic Theater Company Announces TIRESIAS WAS A WEATHERMANOrganic Theater Company Announces TIRESIAS WAS A WEATHERMAN
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Organic Theater Company of Chicago returns to the Greenhouse Theater Center for its 2018 summer repertory season, May 29 - July 8. The Organic is committed to staging bold, relevant productions of classic, contemporary, and adapted works with a permanent group of artists over a sustained period of time. (more...)

Organic Theater Company Announces TIRESIAS WAS A WEATHERMANOrganic Theater Company Announces TIRESIAS WAS A WEATHERMAN
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Organic Theater Company of Chicago returns to the Greenhouse Theater Center for its 2018 summer repertory season, May 29 - July 8. The Organic is committed to staging bold, relevant productions of classic, contemporary, and adapted works with a permanent group of artists over a sustained period of time. (more...)

Organic Theater Company Announces TIRESIAS WAS A WEATHERMANOrganic Theater Company Announces TIRESIAS WAS A WEATHERMAN
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

Organic Theater Company of Chicago returns to the Greenhouse Theater Center for its 2018 summer repertory season, May 29 - July 8. The Organic is committed to staging bold, relevant productions of classic, contemporary, and adapted works with a permanent group of artists over a sustained period of time. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHTPhoto Flash: First Look at Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2017

Midsommer Flight, a professional not-for-profit theatre company that was one of five Finalists for this year's League of Chicago Theatres Emerging Theatre Award, is staging Shakespeare's Twelfth Night for the third consecutive holiday season, complete with its acclaimed musical score. The comedy is being performed in the Show House room at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Drive, for three weekends - from November 30 December 17, 2017. The production is part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Night Out in the Parks initiative that provides world-class performances in Chicago's neighborhood parks throughout the year. (more...)

LaKecia Harris to Star as 'Viola' in Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast Announced!LaKecia Harris to Star as 'Viola' in Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Midsommer Flight, a professional not-for-profit theatre company that was one of five Finalists for this year's League of Chicago Theatres Emerging Theatre Award, will stage Shakespeare's Twelfth Night for the third consecutive holiday season, complete with its acclaimed musical score. (more...)

LaKecia Harris to Star as 'Viola' in Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast Announced!LaKecia Harris to Star as 'Viola' in Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Midsommer Flight, a professional not-for-profit theatre company that was one of five Finalists for this year's League of Chicago Theatres Emerging Theatre Award, will stage Shakespeare's Twelfth Night for the third consecutive holiday season, complete with its acclaimed musical score. (more...)

BWW Reviews: New Jewish Theatre's Heartbreaking Production of WAY TO HEAVEN
by Chris Gibson - Feb 1, 2012

David Johnston's translation of playwright Juan Mayorga's WAY TO HEAVEN is an intriguing play with an interesting concept and execution. Told in five acts, the work, at first, seems to suffer from repetition, until you begin to realize just how this moment in history actually took place. The act which begins after the intermission brings it all together in a much more satisfying and conclusive fashion. Getting there is frustrating at times, but well worth the trip. The current production by the New Jewish Theatre is a spellbinding true tale that will linger in your memory long after the curtain falls on this show. The ensemble work is exceptional, and the story itself is heartbreaking, powerful stuff. (more...)