Uneven “That’s Weird, Grandma” Worth a Watch With Your Kids

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Tucked way up on the north side is a grungy little storefront theater. This theater usually houses the performances of the NeoFuturist theater company (the geniuses behind Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind). As a special holiday treat, though, Barrel of Monkeys has revived its hit That’s Weird, Grandma: Holiday Stories. This company does […]

Harmony France and Firebrand Theatre Are Out to Make a Change

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A firebrand is, according to google.com’s dictionary, a person who is passionate about a particular cause, typically inciting change and taking radical action. Dictionary.com goes further, adding “agitator” and “troublemaker” to the definition. Somehow I don’t think that any of these would be offensive to Harmony France, co-founder and Artistic Director of Firebrand Theatre, Chicago’s only Equity […]

“Twelfth Night” Is Shakespeare for Everyone

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Review by Bradley Laas Midsummer Flight’s holiday production managed to be even more enticing and wondrous than the ‘theater’ it was performed in. The production, Twelfth Night, did what most millennials, like myself, would deem impossible: make Shakespeare understandable and enjoyable. The actors also somehow kept my short attention span even in the gorgeous Show […]