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 […]

“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 […]

Steppenwolf’s “The Minutes” a Hilarious, Disturbing Play

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Early in Steppenwolf Theatre’s latest play, The Minutes by Tracy Letts, the newest member of the town council of Big Cherry is called upon to start the week’s meeting with an invocation. At first a bit taken aback—separation of church and state, anyone?—he obliges, muddling through a lengthy epistle to the Lord in praise of the […]

“Barney the Elf” a campy, gay Christmas musical change of pace

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If your Christmas has been over-Caroled and your Nuts have all been Cracked and you’re just searching for something totally different from your holiday entertainment, you’ll find it at the Greenhouse Theatre Center, where Other Theatre has returned with its third incarnation of the gay camp Christmas musical Barney the Elf that, if one can judge from the reaction […]