All Childish Things - Review

Let’s put it all on the table.  I’m a huge nerd.  I love Star Wars and Star Trek.  I love Marvel and DC.  I love Sci-Fi, noir, fantasy, comic books, movies, video games, and really anything that has a passionate fandom (other than sports and beer, sorry America.)   When I read the synopsis of “All Childish Things”, I knew I was going to at least dig it since the writer, Joseph Zettelmaier, was playing in my sandbox.  What I didn’t know is I was in for an exceptional show that tweaked my geek and ignited the child within me.  

Posted on February 6, 2019 and filed under theater.
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The Winter Wolf - Review

I entered Otherworld Theatre on a Saturday evening to attend a show called “The Winter Wolf,” which I had followed the news of over the previous weeks. Upon doing so, I was met by a man and woman who welcomed me into the theatre with offerings of cookies and cocoa, and the sort of greeting you would expect from family members whom you had just traveled a long distance to visit.

Posted on December 14, 2018 and filed under theater.
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Highstreet and Mook Presents: "Dresden Follies or Unstuck at Christmas Time"

Last Saturday night, I had the unexpected privilege of seeing Highstreet and Mook at Otherworld Theatre.  My plan was to see this show next week but somehow I became unstuck in time and ended up seeing the Dresden Follies a week early.  My experience with this show was wrought with misconceptions on my part.  Let me explain…

Posted on December 11, 2018 and filed under comedy, theater.
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“A Klingon Christmas Carol”

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a holiday classic. There is no doubt whatever about that. As a result, there have been countless interpretations and variations on the theme. In fact, for many, seeing a stage production or at least watching one of the film versions of the story every year is a holiday tradition… For the past three years, E.D.G.E. of Orion has staged A Klingon Christmas Carol (written by Christopher Kidder-Mostrom & Sasha Warren, translated by Chris Lipscombe) here in Chicago. It is a wonderful interpretation of the story…

Posted on December 1, 2018 and filed under theater.
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Night in Alachua County - Review

Horror is a genre that is quite difficult to portray effectively, and taking the scary to the stage only makes it more tedious. Luckily, Wildclaw Theatre shows their mastery of this craft in "Night in Alachua County". What makes this play so effective at horror? Because it's like Barry White's sweaty armpit; deep, dark, uncomfortable and above all dripping with atmosphere.

Posted on September 22, 2017 and filed under theater, horror.
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The Tragedy of He-Manlet, Prince of Eternia - Review

William Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" is one of The Bard's most well known and performed works. New Millenium Theatre Company's "The Tragedy of He-Manlet, Prince of Eternia" is the result when the plot of "Hamlet" combines with the universe of He-Man that surprisingly creates a compelling piece of entertainment.

Posted on September 13, 2017 and filed under theater, comedy, parody.
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