An All-Female ‘Julius Caesar’ Breathes Life into A Well-Worn Classic

You think you’ve seen Julius Caesar? Think again. Yes, Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s bold, modern-day production (closing March 24) has its share of surprises and risk, but there’s a smaller, yet no less intense, production taking place up north. Babes With Blades, a company devoted to staging stories featuring women in the central, empowering roles (and… Read More An All-Female ‘Julius Caesar’ Breathes Life into A Well-Worn Classic

‘Susan Swayne and the Bewildered Bride’: A madcap murder mystery with a gender twist

Kelly Yacono and Lisa Herceg in Babes with Blades’ “Susan Swayne and the Bewildered Bride.” Photo by Steven Townshend. Susan Swayne and the Bewildered Bride, an energetic murder mystery romp by Babes With Blades ensemble member Reina Hardy, manages to insert some provocative thoughts around gender identity and independent thinking. Ms. Swayne, a level-headed-to-a-fault member… Read More ‘Susan Swayne and the Bewildered Bride’: A madcap murder mystery with a gender twist

Babes with Blades’ ‘The Double’ is a delightfully zany good time

Mark Pracht as Charles Fontaine, Lisa Herceg as Rosalind Rollins, and Kimberly Logan as Olivia Wood in Babes With Blades’ production of “The Double” (Photo by Johnny Knight) Yesterday was my first visit to Babes with Blades. And I gotta admit: I was more than impressed. Why the hell has it taken me so long… Read More Babes with Blades’ ‘The Double’ is a delightfully zany good time