Month: August 2012

Waiting For Godot at the Jungle Theater

Lord preserve Samuel Beckett (and Harold Pinter, and Eugene Ionesco and Edward Albee, et al) from the predations of literary theorists who have declared him “important,” a practitioner of something called, airily, “theater of the absurd,” a playwright with deep…

Chicago at the Ordway

The dominant creative force in Chicago (at the Ordway, through Aug 12) has been dead for 25 years: Bob Fosse.  Fosse directed and choreographed the original 1975 production (and co-wrote the book with Fred Ebb).  The present touring show takes…

Fringe 2012

  It’s here! It’s here! If you haven’t “done the Fringe,” you are in for several days of theatrical surprises. Part of the fun is the comraderie, so get into!   Swede Home, Nebraska The name’s not made up. That’s…

Fringe 2012

A wonderful festival: 160 plus performances in ten delightful days.  It’s hard to know which to see.  I’ll be averaging at least two shows a day.  Check here for reviews and keep checking back.  I will indicate at the top…