HuffPo Review: Red Tape’s ‘The Skriker’ Drags You to a Disorientating and Disturbing Underworld

The cast of Red Tape’s “The Skriker,” playing through October 20. Forget haunted houses. The most chilling experience in Chicago at this moment is Red Tape Theatre’s unsettling production of Caryl Churchill’s The Skriker. That’s not to say this show, which is smartly staged as a shape-shifting promenade by Eric Hoff, is filled with soil-yer-pants… Read More HuffPo Review: Red Tape’s ‘The Skriker’ Drags You to a Disorientating and Disturbing Underworld

‘Tragedy: a tragedy’ at Red Tape Theatre is an intriguing play about… nothing

Tragedy: a tragedy by Will Eno is a short play with a big message about a whole bunch of nothing. Three reporters (Steve O’Connell, Mike Tepeli and Paige Sawin) are scattered throughout the localities of a nameless midwestern town. The world has apparently come to an end, because, it seems, nightfall has stayed past its… Read More ‘Tragedy: a tragedy’ at Red Tape Theatre is an intriguing play about… nothing

‘Church / Pullman, WA’ at Red Tape: an intriguing concept overprays its welcome

Now here’s a piquant press photo provided by Red Tape, though hardly representative of the show. Religion is a wacky thing. We all are inherently good. But we’re all sinners. Some of us connect with a higher power by going to church, some try to lead better, more spiritual lives by turning to life coaches. But… Read More ‘Church / Pullman, WA’ at Red Tape: an intriguing concept overprays its welcome

Red Tape’s ‘Obscura: a voyeuristic love story’ dares you to look away

You enter Red Tape’s space through the stage, and cross a bridge over a black void to your seat, perched four feet above floor level. When you settle in, you realize you’re looking at a three-tiered set (courtesy of set designer William Anderson) — an apartment building with see-through walls. Actors are already occupying the… Read More Red Tape’s ‘Obscura: a voyeuristic love story’ dares you to look away

Red Tape’s ‘Les Enfants Terribles – Prom Night’ is a strange, slight curiosity

Red Tape can’t be held entirely accountable for their sweltering space, which is like bikram yoga without the yoga. But the finger can be pointed at them for their curious and slightly amusing — yet ultimately slight — 55 minute performance piece that features a dirty clown posse called Les Enfants Terribles. I’ve never seen… Read More Red Tape’s ‘Les Enfants Terribles – Prom Night’ is a strange, slight curiosity