Review: The Boxer

On Saturday evening, we went to see The Boxer at the Athenaeum Theater. A friend recommended it to me. The play is effectively a silent movie but as a play. So how does that work? Basically, there is no dialogue; the actors convey the plot through their actions, occasional mouthing of lines, There are some […]

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Review: Dinner of Our Discontent

Last night, we saw Aloft’s production of The Dinner of Our Discontent by Shayna Swanson at the Chopin Theater. It’s a circus show about five terrible sisters who return to the family home to mourn their recently deceased parents. They fight with each other; they mourn together. It’s a daring show with some incredible circus on […]

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Review: Cirque Shanghai

On Wednesday, we went to see Cirque Shanghai’s “Shanghai Warriors” at Navy Pier. Cirque Shanghai has been coming to Chicago in the summer for many years; I think that I’ve seen them the last four years. I consider it a real treat to see them. The show is very different from Circo Cheapo. It’s more […]

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Review: Manual Cinema Workshop

On Tuesday night, we went to see a workshop of Manual Cinema at the Museum of Contemporary Art. They have been working on their new piece Mementos Mori that looks at our relationship to death and dying in this new digital world. I have seen Manual Cinema twice before; the first time as part of […]

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City Alive with Dreams Part 3

This past weekend, I attended (and participated in) another performance of Carron Little’s City Alive with Dreams at the Chicago Cultural Center as the artist in residence. I’ve been following the performances of this series for the past couple of months at the Green Mill and the Hyde Park Art Center. I was very excited […]

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10th Anniversary of WITASWAN

Saturday was the 10th anniversary of WITASWAN! I’ve mentioned this in previous posts that WITASWAN stands for Women in the Audience Supporting Women Artists Now. It’s an initiative that was started ten years ago with Jan Lisa Huttner and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Illinois Chapter. The initiative is a movement to support […]

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Fiddler on the Roof

This weekend, I went to see the Light Opera Works’ production of Fiddler on the Roof in Evanston. I had particularly been keen on seeing a live production of the musical since my friend Jan Lisa Huttner has been studying and lecturing on the play for years. She has given six lectures on the musical, […]

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