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Reviews for the Week of May 27, 2002
"THE AMERICAN PLAN," Roadworks Productions at The Viaduct

"SIBLING REVELRY," Tellin’ Tales Theatre at Prop Thtr

"TATTOO GIRL," cobalt ensemble theatre at The Viaduct
for the Week of May 20, 2002
"THE DAZZLE" at Steppenwolf Studio Theatre

"SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE," Pegasus Players at Truman College’s O’Rourke Center for the Performing Arts

"THE ARCHITECT AND THE EMPEROR OF ASSYRIA" at Trap Door Theatre

"GAME OF SHARDS" at Breadline Theatre

for the Week of May 13, 2002
"CALAMITY MEAT," Seanachai Theatre Company at Victory Gardens Theater

"THANK HEAVEN IT WASN’T 7/11" on The Second City Mainstage

"SEASHORE," TriArts, Inc. at Chopin Theatre

"SALAO: THE WORST KIND OF UNLUCKY," Redmoon Theater at Chicago Shakespeare’s Upstairs Studio Theater on Navy Pier

for the Week of May 6, 2002
"DEFENDING MYSELF," MPAACT Theatre at Victory Gardens Theater

"PLAYBOY OF THE WEST INDIES," Congo Square Theatre Company

"DEATH AND THE MAIDEN" at TimeLine Theatre

Chicago Opera Theater’s "SEMELE" at the Athenaeum Theatre

for the Week of April 29, 2002
"SUMMERTIME," Lookingglass Theatre Company at Ruth Page Center for the Performing Arts

"HOLLYWOOD ARMS" at Goodman Theatre

"CITY GIRL!" at the Neo-Futurarium

for the Week of April 22, 2002
"HIGH LIFE," Shattered Globe Theatre at Victory Gardens Theater

"THE LONESOME WEST," Famous Door Theatre Company at A Red Orchid Theatre

"DEATH’S DREAM KINGDOM" & "THE WASTELAND," Adler Danztheatre Project at Belle Plaine Studios

for the Week of April 15, 2002
"THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL" at American Theater Company

JOFFREY BALLET OF CHICAGO at the Auditorium Theatre

"ROPE," Sense of Urgency Productions at The Viaduct

"THE GREEN BIRD" at Strawdog Theatre

for the Week of April 8, 2002
"CONTACT" at Ford Center for the Performing Arts (Oriental Theatre)

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO at Cadillac Palace Theatre

Naked Eye Theatre Company’s "NOCTURNE" at the Storefront Theater

"THE TEMPEST" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier

for the Week of March 18, 2002
"SOME VOICES" at Profiles Theatre

"THE BEGINNING OF AUGUST," Pendulum Theatre Company at Athenaeum Theatre

for the Week of March 11, 2002
"THE TRESTLE AT POPE LICK CREEK," Rivendell Theatre Ensemble at Breadline Theatre

Michael Martin’s "HINCKLEY ON FOSTER: THE HEARING" at Pilsen Theater

EIFMAN BALLET OF ST. PETERSBURG at the Auditorium Theatre

for the Week of March 4, 2002
"MRS. MACKENZIE’S BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO THE BLUES" at Stage Left Theatre

"LE COSTUME" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

"LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT" at Goodman Theatre

for the Week of February 25, 2002
"HAMLET" at Court Theatre

"EXECUTION OF JUSTICE," HyperWorld Theatre at Chicago Cultural Center’s Studio Theater

"TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD," CollaborAction at Chopin Theatre

for the Week of February 18, 2002
"GO AWAY – GO AWAY," European Repertory Company at National Pastime Theater

"DEATH ON A PINK CARPET" at Live Bait Theater

"MARIA ARNDT" at Steppenwolf Theatre

for the Week of February 11, 2002
Lookingglass Theatre Company’s "LA LUNA MUDA" at Ruth Page Center for the Performing Arts

Chicago Opera Theater’s "COSI FAN TUTTE" at the Athenaeum Theatre

"THE PRICE" at Writers’ Theatre (Books on Vernon in Glencoe)

for the Week of February 4, 2002
"HFOB-N-TEMPEST," TriArts/Adult Swim Ensemble at Stage Left Theatre

"43 PLAYS FOR 43 PRESIDENTS" at The Neo-Futurarium

Streb in "STREB GO: ACTIONHEROES" at the Museum of Contemporary Art Theater

"COPENHAGEN" at The Shubert Theatre

for the Week of January 28, 2002
"SEVEN MOVES" at About Face Theatre

"SOLOWORKS: IN THE COMPANY OF COURAGE" at Links Hall

for the Week of January 21, 2002
"ACTS OF MERCY," Flush Puppy Productions at Angel Island Theatre

"BOXING 2000," New York City Players at Athenaeum Theatre


"DROWNING CROW" at Goodman Theatre

for the Week of January 14, 2002
"SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS" at the Shubert Theatre

"AS YOU LIKE IT," Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier

"WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF," Shattered Globe Theatre at Victory Gardens Theater

for the Week of January 7, 2002
"CALIGULA" at TinFish Theatre

Pegasus Players’ "YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL" at Truman College’s O’Rourke Center for the Performing Arts

The Hypocrites’ "BLOOD WEDDING" at The Viaduct

for the Week of December 31, 2001
"LES MISERABLES" at The Auditorium Theatre

for the Week of December 24, 2001
"SCI-FI ACTION MOVIE IN SPACE PRISON," Defiant Theatre at American Theatre Company

"OVER THE TAVERN" at The Mercury Theater

for the Week of December 17, 2001
"THE GREY ZONE" at A Red Orchid Theatre

"WAVING GOODBYE," Naked Eye Theatre Company at Steppenwolf Studio Theatre

for the Week of December 10, 2001
SIMON CALLOW in "THE MYSTERY OF CHARLES DICKENS" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

"A CHRISTMAS CAROL" at Goodman Theatre

"WINTER DANCE FESTIVAL" at The Storefront Theater

for the Week of December 3, 2001
"ALI," Congo Square Theatre Company at Chicago Dramatists

"TOUCH," Phoenix Theatre at Victory Gardens Theater

"TOP GIRLS," Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at Victory Gardens Theater

"GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS" at Steppenwolf Theatre

for the Week of November 26, 2001
"OTHELLO," The Journeymen at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church

"CLEARING HEDGES," Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company at Angel Island


RIVER NORTH CHICAGO DANCE COMPANY, Dance Chicago 2001 at The Athenaeum Theatre

for the Week of November 19, 2001
"THE GLAMOUR HOUSE" at Victory Gardens Theater

"ST. NICHOLAS," Gee Kay Productions at Victory Gardens Theater

"THE COARSE ACTING SHOW," Shakespeare’s Motley Crew at the Athenaeum Theatre

"WORDS WITH C," A Reasonable Facsimile Theatre Company at The Cornservatory
for the Week of November 12, 2001
"THE LARAMIE PROJECT" at Next Theatre

"PACIFIC OVERTURES," Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

"THE CRUCIBLE" at TimeLine Theatre

"HOLY WAR, BATMAN! OR THE YELLOW CAB OF COURAGE," The Second City e.t.c.
for the Week of November 5, 2001
Sweetback Productions’ "THE BIRDS" at Berger Park Mansion Coach House

DANCE CHICAGO 2001 at the Athenaeum Theatre
for the month of October 2001
"ABSOLUTION" at The Merle Reskin Garage Theatre at Steppenwolf

"BIG LOVE" at Goodman Theatre


"THEY ALL FALL DOWN: THE RICHARD NICKEL STORY," Lookingglass Theatre Company at the Ruth Page Arts Center


"INCOGNITO" at Bailiwick Arts Center

"BURN THE FLOOR" at Ford Center for the Performing Arts (Oriental Theatre)

European Repertory Company’s "THE TEMPEST" at The Viaduct

Clock Productions’ "THE BIG FUNK" at Chopin Theatre


Shattered Globe Theatre’s "COYOTE ON A FENCE" at The Storefront Theater

JOFFREY BALLET OF CHICAGO at The Auditorium Theatre

"DOGS BARKING" at Profiles Theatre


Prop Thtr’s "ROSEMARY" at Victory Gardens Studio Theater

JOFFREY BALLET OF CHICAGO at The Auditorium Theatre

"THE LIQUID MOON" at Chicago Dramatists

"PYGMALION" at Apple Tree Theatre

"THE VISIT" at Goodman Theatre

The Hypocrites’ "ARCADIA" at The Viaduct


"BOOM TOWN," Pyewacket at Angel Island Theatre


Strawdog Theatre’s "IVONA, PRINCESS OF BURGUNDIA"
for the month of September 2001
"IMMORAL IMPERATIVES" at Victory Gardens Theater

"CHAGRIN FALLS" at Stage Left Theatre

Frump Tucker Theatre Company’s "AN EMPTY PLATE IN THE CAFÉ DU GRAND BOEUF" at the Athenaeum Theatre

"SHOCKHEADED PETER," presented by CAPA and Jam Theatricals in association with Steppenwolf Theatre and Pomegranate Arts, at the Athenaeum Theatre

The Second City’s "EMBRYOS ON ICE! OR FETUS DON’T FAIL ME NOW"

"BREATHING UNDERWATER," Running With Scissors at the Storefront Theater

for the month of August 2001
Breakdown Theatre’s "RED HERRING" at Athenaeum Theatre

Steep Theatre Company’s "SEARCH AND DESTROY" at Chopin Theatre

"SPECTRUM DANCES" at The Performance Loft

"BUG" at A Red Orchid Theatre

Serendipity Theatre Company’s "THE DAY MAGGIE BLEW OFF HER HEAD" at Victory Gardens Theater

cobalt ensemble theatre’s "ALARMS AND EXCURSIONS" at Chicago Dramatists


I-80 Drama Company’s "NEBRASKOBLIVION" at The Neo-Futurarium

Eclipse Theatre Company’s "CHILDE BYRON" at Athenaeum Theatre

Thirsty Theater’s "SWEET SHOT": An Impression
by Alderman Burton F. Natarus (42ND WARD)

CHICAGO HUMAN RHYTHM PROJECT

Swing For The Fences Productions’ "LIFE AND LIMB" at Stage Left

for the month ofJuly 2001
Thirsty Theater’s "SWEET SHOT" at Pilsen Theater

Thresholds Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center’s "SERENADING REALITY: TOTALLY HUMAN" at Griffin Theatre


Sites of Performance:
"6TH ANNUAL SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION" at the Museum of Contemporary Art

by Nancy G. Moore

"CORPUS CHRISTI," Ulysses Theatre Company and Bailiwick Repertory at Bailiwick Arts Center

Famous Door Theatre’s "A GOING CONCERN" at The Theatre Building

"THE BALL OF JUSTICE" at Strawdog Theatre

"BLUE SURGE" at Goodman Theatre

"HEDDA GABLER" at Steppenwolf Theatre

Factory Theater’s "WHITE TRASH WEDDING AND A FUNERAL" at Angel Island Theater

CollaborAction Theatre Company’s
"THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TULSA LOVECHILD: A ROAD TRIP" at Chicago Dramatists

"ABOUT FACE YOUTH THEATRE: IN REAL LIFE" at About Face Theatre

"WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE," Real Rain Productions at Athenaeum Theatre

Ann Carlson’s "NIGHT LIGHT," presented by Performing Arts Chicago and the School of the Art Institute

"WITH OR WITHOUT WINGS," Mookie Jam at Victory Gardens

"The Bomb-itty of Errors" at Royal George Cabaret Theatre

"UNCLE VANYA" at Steppenwolf Studio Theatre

Terrapin Theatre’s "THE NINA VARIATIONS" at Steppenwolf Studio Theatre

Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre’s "THE WIZARD OF OZ" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

for the month ofJune 2001
"KING LEAR" at Piven Theatre

Cirque du Soleil’s "DRALION" at the United Center

"ALFRED HITCHCOCK RESENTS," The Free Associates at the Royal George Theatre

MAD SHAK DANCE COMPANY at the Storefront Theater

CERQUA RIVERA ART EXPERIENCE at Black Orchid Show Lounge

Next Theatre’s "AMONG THE THUGS" at Goodman Theatre

"THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA," Barrel of Monkeys at The Neo-Futurarium

Kinetic Dance Theater’s "Quasar" at Links Hall

"BREATHING UNDERWATER," Running With Scissors at Theater on the Lake

"COOKING WITH LARD" at Lifeline Theatre

"DYNAMITE DIVAS" at Black Ensemble Theater

Chicago Opera Theater’s "ACIS & GALATEA" at the Athenaeum Theatre

"HERE COME THE FAMOUS BROTHERS" at the Royal George Theater

"BEING BEAUTIFUL" at Chicago Theatre Company

Irish Repertory’s "BY THE BOG OF CATS" at Victory Gardens Theater

"MUSCLE," Pegasus Players at Truman College’s O’Rourke Center for the Performing Arts

"THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE, AGED 13 3/4," Rivendell Theatre Ensemble at the Athenaeum Theatre

"TEN PERCENT OF MOLLY SNYDER," The Garage at Steppenwolf

"MATCHES IN THE DARK," Albany Park Theater Project at Eugene Field Park

"MELISSA THODOS & DANCERS" at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts

ZEPHYR DANCE at The Dance Center of Columbia College
for the month of May 2001
"WIT" at Goodman Theatre
"HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH" at The Broadway Theatre
"ARTIST DESCENDING A STAIRCASE," Broutil and Frothingham Productions at The Theatre Building
"THE ISLAND," Congo Square Theatre Company at the Chicago CulturalCenter’s Studio Theatre
My, My – Why This Maniacal Obsession with "Mamma Mia?!"
"FOSSILS" at Victory Gardens Theater…and more
"SERENADING LOUIE," ROADWORKS PRODUCTIONS at Victory Gardens Theater
BALLET CHICAGO STUDIO COMPANY’S SPRING REPERTORY At the Athenaeum Theatre
"OFFENDING SHADOWS," TriArts at The Viaduct
LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE COMPANY’S "HARD TIMES"
YOUTH THEATER FESTIVAL at Gallery 37 Storefront Theater
The Aardvark’s "ESTROGEN FEST"
Peter Brook’s "THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
"A LIFE" IRISH REPERTORY at Victory Gardens
"TWELFTH NIGHT & PIANO" - Court Theatre’s Rotating Rep
"BLIND FAITH" at Acme Theater
"OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD" at Strawdog Theatre
Steppenwolf Theatre’s "THE DRAWER BOY"
THE HYPOCRITES’ "AJAX" at The Viaduct
PROFILE ON CHOREOGRAPHER SHERRY ZUNKER:
(Originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune, May 6, 2001)

FRONT LINES PROFILE – HOMER BRYANT:
(Originally appeared in the Chicago Magazine, February 1, 2001)

NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS TEAM UP WITH CHICAGO DIRECTORS

(Originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune, February 23, 2001)

CULTURE SHOCK – ‘CITY OF FOOLS’ CLOWNING FESTIVAL:
(Originally appeared in UR Chicago , March/April Issue, 2001)

STAGE PERSONA – ACTOR DANIEL J. TRAVANTI :
(Originally appeared in PerformInk, April 27, 2001)

STAGE PERSONA – ACTOR-IMPROVISER SUSAN GASPAR:
(Originally appeared in PerformInk, March 16, 2001)

WHITE OAK DANCE PROJECT:
(Originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune, November 14, 2000)

THRESHOLDS THEATRE ARTS PROJECT:
(Originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune, August 21, 2000)
JANE EYRE
(Originally appeared in The Chicago Tribune, January 26, 2001)

THE
NEXT DANCE FESTIVAL (PART 1)
(Originally appeared in The Chicago Tribune, January 28, 2001)

THE
NEXT DANCE FESTIVAL (PART 2)
(Originally appeared in The Chicago Tribune, February 6, 2001)

ROME & JEWELS
(Originally appeared in The Chicago Tribune, March 5, 2001)

LUNA NEGRA DANCE THEATER
(Originally appeared in The Chicago Tribune, March 10, 2001)

WHEN NIGHTS WERE DARK
(Originally appeared in The Chicago Tribune, March 11, 2001)

EIFMAN BALLET OF ST. PETERSBURG
(Originally appeared in The Chicago Tribune, April 8, 2001)

BIG DANCE THEATER
(Originally appeared in The Chicago Tribune, April 22, 2001)
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