HuffPo Review: Nora Dunn presents a funny, if fragmented, one woman show

Nora Dunn knows how to tell a story. Particularly when she’s telling it from the perspective of a character. From an old-school Hollywood agent to a precocious girl who attends a school for the creatively gifted, Dunn uses these characterizations as a conduit to tell her side of the showbiz story. The side where a… Read More HuffPo Review: Nora Dunn presents a funny, if fragmented, one woman show

HuffPo Review: World Premiere Stage Adaptation of ‘Trainspotting’ Finds Drama in Drug Culture

The cast of “Trainspotting USA,” now playing at Theater Wit It’s difficult for me to get behind art that glorifies the illegal drug culture. It just seems like exploitative, easy fodder. That’s not to say I haven’t been known to pour a nice, big glass of wine and settle in for an Intervention marathon. Because… Read More HuffPo Review: World Premiere Stage Adaptation of ‘Trainspotting’ Finds Drama in Drug Culture

Porchlight’s stellar ‘Putting it Together’

More than a decade ago, I saw my first Chicago storefront-produced musical. It was the swinging Burt Bacharach tuner Promises, Promises, produced by a little theatre group called Porchlight Music Theatre. Porchlight has been on my radar since then, and while their shows over the years have been usually well-produced, they’ve often seemed a little,… Read More Porchlight’s stellar ‘Putting it Together’