Impenetrable by Mia McCullough
Directed by Judy Blue at Clockwise Theatre
Opens October 10th and runs through November 2nd, 2014
Great review for Steve Peterson's play AFFLUENCE! Premiering now at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills!
AFFLUENCE Proves Family Fortune Does Not Necessarily Guarantee Happiness
The World Premiere of AFFLUENCE by playwright Steven Peterson is a pitch-dark comedy that may cause one to reflect on the true meaning of wealth. The play was the winner of the 2013 Julie Harris Playwright Award of the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild, now onstage at Theatre 40 through October 20, directed by Larry Eisenberg and produced by David Hunt Stafford, their first stage collaboration in their 40 year friendship. What took you two so long to create such a fine piece of theater?
The play is set in the living room of a fine home in a fine American suburb, the week after Christmas 2010. Jeff G. Rack has again created a wonderfully rich setting, complete with all the trappings of a family who has know wealth for several generations. It is a lovely home in which you would think a family could live happily ever after. Continue Reading...
In PARIS TIME by Steven Peterson, anti-Semitic violence breaks out in recent-day France, and for an expatriate American couple (Debbie is Jewish, Charlie is not), it becomes personal. Debbie tries to protect a young French Jew being attacked at Charlie's company. Will Charlie help, even at the cost of his career? And can the two of them face the loss they suffered years earlier which sent them wandering around the world to begin with?
PARIS TIME will be presented in a series of staged reading at Theatre Ariel in Philadelphia from October 25 to November 2
The Abingdon Theatre Company’s production of Brian Richard Mori’s HELLMAN v. McCARTHY, starring Dick Cavett, will be broadcast on WNET/Channel 13 on Thursday, Oct. 9, 10:00pm and on Sunday, Oct. 12, after Masterpiece Theater, as part of a new series titled “Theater Close-Up” hosted by Sigourney Weaver. Roberta Maxwell and Marcia Rodd round out the stellar cast directed by Jan Buttram.
New York Times Theater Review
A Literary Catfight, With Context by Cavett ‘Hellman v. McCarthy’ at Abingdon Theater Company By Charles Sherwood MARCH 26, 2014
“It’s a little odd playing yourself,” Dick Cavett says, after doing so quite convincingly in the new play “Hellman v. McCarthy,” an Abingdon Theater Company production that opened on Wednesday at the June Havoc Theater. Mr. Cavett then jokes, “The funny thing is I was the second choice for the role.”
In fact, it’s hard to imagine this new play by Brian Richard Mori without Mr. Cavett’s astringently funny presence, which adds layers of charm and verisimilitude to a slender dramatic reconsideration of a famous literary feud. Read the full review...
HEAT WAVE by Steven Simoncic based on the book Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago by Eric Klinenberg at Steppenwolf Garage
Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced the lineup for its sixth annual Garage Rep, the theater’s yearly repertory of local storefront work, on Tuesday. The three participating theaters include Cold Basement Dramatics, Pride Films and Plays and Red Tape Theatre. Garage Rep 2015 runs for ten weeks February through April.
Cold Basement Dramatics will perform “Heat Wave” by Steven Simoncic. Rinska Prestinary directs the play about the turbulent 1995 Chicago summer...(continue reading)
“Heat Wave” was fist produced by Pegasus Players at Live Bait Theater, directed by Ilesa Duncan
REGINALD EDMUND'S THE LAST CADILLAC
directed by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr.
August 28 - September 21, 2014
2936 N Southport
American Demigods is proud to present the world premiere of the latest play in Reginald Edmund's City of the Bayou collection.
Isaac, a young wanderer on a quest that he doesn't fully understand, breaks into Big Daddy's auto shop and finds himself on the wrong end of a shotgun, an event that will change both their lives forever. Isaac goes to work for Big Daddy to pay off his debt, and he soon discovers there's more to this garage than meets the eye. A tale of gods, grease, lost cities and found heritage, The Last Cadillac is an unforgettable blend of ancient mythology and contemporary drama.
FOURTH ANNUAL SCRAPBOOK
with Mia McCullough and other Resident Playwrights
The Official Start of Our 2014-2015 Saturday Series Season and Chicago Dramatists’ 36th Anniversary!
Chicago Dramatists’ Resident Playwrights choose a “prompt” to inspire new theatrical pieces through individual and group writing efforts, directed and acted by the artistic staff and Associate Artists.
Mia will be at Powell's Books
1218 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607
She will be reading several of her plays and they will be available for purchase.
Don't miss it!
FIRST DATE by Steven Simoncic
Prologue Theatre’s Landmark Festival
Performed at Chicago Dramatists on 9/1, 9/2 and 9/3 @ 7:30pm.
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