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Non-Equity & Community Theater Reviews

Larger-than-life Characters in "Orson's Shadow"


Chicago Street Theatre has a reputation for choosing interesting and unusual plays. Their newest production, “Orson’s Challenge”, a play I’d never seen, intrigued me. Since it’s about Orson Welles and Lawrence Olivier, it could have been fascinating. Watching larger-than-life characters trading insults can be so much fun! Instead of fun, the audience got performances that were so understated they were almost boring. I give “Orson’s Challenge” 2 ½ Spotlights.

La'arc en Ciel's "Sylvia" by Nancy Konopasek


The L’arc en Ciel (LCTG) Theatre Group, now in its 50th year, has unleashed the heartwarming comedy, Sylvia.
Sylvia is about how man’s best friend can become a woman’s worst enemy.