Daily Archives: February 18, 2012

Hit the Wall opening @ Steppenwolf Theatre GARAGE REP 2012

Hit the Wall It’s the summer of ’69 and the death of music icon Judy Garland has emboldened her gay followers. A routine police raid on an underground Greenwich Village hotspot erupts in to a full-scale riot, the impetus of the modern gay rights movement. That’s the well-known, oft-rehearsed myth of Stonewall, anyhow. Smash that myth against the vivid theatrical… (more…)

OOHRAH! opening @ Steppenwolf Theatre GARAGE REP 2012

OOHRAH! Surprised by her husband’s early return from a tour in Iraq, Sara is unprepared for the complications of his re-entry into civilian life. Tension simmers around their gun-obsessed teenage daughter, Sara’s oddball live-in sister Abby, and Abby’s newest infatuation – a sexy, young Marine who’s keeping a secret. OOHRAH! turns a comic eye to a homecoming gone awry. Presented… (more…)

He Who opening @ Steppenwolf Theatre GARAGE REP 2012

He Who How do four brave and exhausted women share the burden of one grotesquely enormous baby? They struggle to nurture and restrain the giant darling. But the baby has an existential crisis, which sparks a fight for control. His tyrannical attempts to pit the women against each other ultimately test the limits of love. Darkly poetic and arresting, He… (more…)

Man Boobs opening @ Mary’s Attic

Man Boobs Christopher, veteran of the New York International Fringe Festival, conjures up Spence and Marty, two extraordinary men with very ordinary desires who expose much more to each other than their bodies as they strive for meaningful connection. Presented by Pride Films and Plays Thru – Mar 10, 2012 @ Mary’s Attic 5400 N. Clark Street, Chicago Show Type:… (more…)

Shakespeare’s R & J opening @ The Side Project Theatre

Shakespeare’s R & J We all know the story–it’s everyone’s story. Romeo and Juliet has endured 400 and more years because it’s a story about love; in fact, it’s about that rarest of all things: first love. When you first read or saw Shakespeare’s immortal story about young lovers who insist on each other against all odds–who were you? Which… (more…)

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day opening @ Apollo Theater

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Some days are just epically horrid. Alexander is having that day-gum in his hair, kissing on TV, railroad pajamas and no one EVEN CARES! In this larger-than-life musical written by the classic picture book’s author even the copy machine come alive to conspire against Alexander. And how do you deal… (more…)