Chicago truly is an amazing theatre town — especially now, where we have two epic plays receiving landmark productions, and I’ve been lucky to see both of them. Following the seven hour Angels in America at Court Theatre this weekend, I took in Goodman Theatre’s highly anticipated The Iceman Cometh, which clocks in at just under five hours. Yes, with just two productions in the past week I’ve spent more than a half day in a theatre seat.
And, because competitions are fun, if I were to pit these epics against each together, I’d say Iceman slides ahead by a sliver — mainly because Iceman‘s production grabs you by the throat and never lets go.
True, Angels may leave you empowered and ready to face life with rekindled fearlessness while Iceman makes you question if your life is a big delusional sham. But Euqene O’Neill’s writing is so specific, uncompromising and sobering, such personal introspection is why we go to the theatre in the first place, right? Read the full review at The Huffington Post >
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