Seen lots since arriving, due to my good lady's many friends and her ability to arrange comps for us! Saw 'The Herd' by Rory Kinnear on the Steppenwolf main stage - it's a belter of a space. 'Doubt: A Parable' is a tightly written piece performed up in a church in Glencoe and put on by Writer's Theatre. Cheers Mitch for that one.
'Store front' is the sort of intimate, black box theatre that Chicago is well-known for. My favourites so far: 'Goldfish' (Route 66) - cracking central performances by Fran Guinan and Tyler Meredith; and 'Abraham Lincoln Was a F*gg*t' (AboutFace), a charming and playful wee show with the music of Michael Jackson underscoring it all. The Edinburgh Festival would eat it up - I sincerely hope they take it there....
It is with much pride and excitement that I can say: I've been accepted onto the 10wk intensive course at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre this summer! The company is immensely well-thought of (and seriously cool) - the show I saw when I was over in March was an absolute belter.
Yes indeed. The talent that is associated this company is stellar, so I am very, very happy to be getting to study there for ten weeks.
Chi-town: I will see you in June. Promise you'll be warmer than you were in March?