if you are in or around chicago – run to see rick cluchey in krapp’s last tape. cluchey, who was mentored by samuel beckett himself, is receiving an incredible response for this production with shattered globe. the chicago sun-times is describing it as the “canonical version”. read more here. ticket and showtime information at www.shatteredglobe.org
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caffeine theatre was where i got a second chance to be an actor. friend and founder of caffeine, jennifer shook, got me involved at the inception – i was able to work on many of the company’s first productions and have kept involved from afar as they have gone on to greater and greater things. but, as all good things do, caffeine theatre has come to an end. chicago bids farewell to a brilliant collective where obscure and language-driven texts could come to life.
i don’t know how long the site will remain active but please continue to visit the CAFFEINE WEBSITE
Posted in Theatre, tagged Caffeine Theatre, Catherine Weidner, Chicago Theatre, Eileen Niccolai, Grace Rex, Her Naked Skin, Keith Reddin, Life and Limb, Linda Reiter, Liz Duffy Adams, Or, Orpheus Descending, Rebecca Lankiewicz, Roger Smart, Shattered Globe Theatre, Stage 773, Steppenwolf Theatre, Theatre on the Lake on May 5, 2012 | 1 Comment »
if you’re in chicago right now, please make sure that you see shattered globe’s production of HER NAKED SKIN, currently in performance at the stage 773 theatre. the production features one of my favorite actresses in the world, the brilliant Linda Reiter. speaking of brilliant, congratulations to eileen niccolai for her joseph jefferson award nomination for ORPHEUS DESCENDING.
HER NAKED SKIN is written by rebecca lenkiewicz and directed by roger smart. for information, tickets, etc. please go HERE
in other chicago theatre news, caffeine theatre‘s hit production of OR, will have a 5 performance extension as part of this summer’s ‘theatre on the lake’ series. more information and news is available HERE.
by liz duffy adams
directed by catherine weidner
June 20-24, 2012
theater on the lake – 2400 n. lake shore drive at fullerton
on sale beginning June 5 from the theatre on the lake box office or by calling (312) 742-7994
by Stephen Massicotte
Directed by Thomas Weitz
“What life to lead and where to go, After the war, after the war?” In the aftermath of World War I, the poet Robert Graves and T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) languish at Oxford facing disillusionment with the war that still haunts them. Playing mischievous pranks on university administrators passes the time but soon escalates into a climactic confrontation that brings the Arab Revolt dangerously close to home. A Chicago Premiere!
March 10-April 14, 2012
Featuring Lucy Carapetyan, Brian Grey, Vincent P. Mahler, Ian McCabe, and Kevin Mullaney
Shattered Globe Theatre alive, well and re-igniting an integral fire in the amazing theatre scene of Chicago. Tickets are now on sale for the current production: Tennessee William’s ORPHEUS DESCENDING - Previews start February 7, 2012.
If you’re in or around Chicago – don’t miss this opportunity to see an amazing ensemble performing one of William’s many masterworks.
Tickets are available HERE
Are you in Chicago? If not….well, me neither but I sure wish I was so that I could see Caffeine Theatre’s production of OR. If yes…get to this show!
Directed by Catherine Weidner
Final Four Performances!
is the perfect theatrical outing.
“RECOMMENDED! Quick-change artists Kay Kron and Edward Karch are hilarious…”
Because it’s where it’s at, man. Two important theatres of note, Caffeine Theatre and Shattered Globe Theatre, have cool events coming up and I hope you will support them if you’re in the Chicago area.
First, Caffeine Theatre is hosting an Open Mic and Pool Tournament on Monday night, October 16th, at Pressure Billiards and Cafe, 6318 N. Clark St. (#22 Clark Bus or Red Line to Granville). The event starts at 7:30 pm (pool tournament participants check in at 7) Tickets are available HERE And stay tuned for details on the Caffeine season opener, ‘OR’, by Liz Duffy Adams.
Second, Shattered Globe Theatre is kicking off our 20th Anniversary Season with a staged reading of one of our greatest hits: “Judgment at Nuremburg”, directed by the original director, Lou Contey.
Produced during our 2002-2003 season, Judgment at Nuremburg ran for a total of 4 months. In addition, Judgment was nominated for 3 Joseph Jefferson Awards with Maury Cooper garnering the Jeff for Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal of Ernst Janning.
Purchase Tickets – Only $12!
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 1pm Reception / 1:30pm Reading
Stage 773 Cabaret Theater – 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657
With special thanks to Evelyn Leigh for some brilliant concept art.
If you happen to find yourself in Chicago in the near future and want to catch some exceptional theatre, please go see some of the amazing folks at Shattered Globe Theatre in 2 great productions. ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and the recently-opened ‘Educating Rita’. For more info, click HERE.