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01.12.2012 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Angry Young Men’s Next Show promises and evening of limited entertainment

By Russ Bickerstaff
February opens with an evening of off-center puppetry in St. Francis as Soulstice Theatre welcomes the latest show by Angry Young Men Ltd. Best known for their adaptation of Night of the Living Dead, their latest show promises all new material written, performed . . . and in somecases filmed and edited exclusively by the Angry Young Men in question. They’re calling the show FULL FRONTAL PÜPPE...
11.28.2011 | | Posted at 06:25 AM

A Soulstice reading of David Ives’ THE NEW JERUSALEM

By Russ Bickerstaff
The idea that God and Nature are basically the same thing is kind of a simple one that most people take for granted. Speak that idea aloud in the modern world and you'™re likely to get a yawn or two. However . . . say you're a 17th century Dutch lens grinder. Say that sort of thing and you'™re likely to upset a great number of people. And so it was with Baruch de Spinoza. Spinoza has bcome one ...
11.14.2011 | | Posted at 10:24 AM

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By Russ Bickerstaff
    It’s difficult to imagine precisely what line of thought Ben Zook had in mind with the screenplay to Jack and Jill. Same guy plays identical twin brother and sister. Andam Sandler picks up the idea and it becomes a modest success at the box office even as it’s more or less universally hated. The thing is . . . a movie like Jack and Jill gets made and I would imagine most of the people g...
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011

Theater Review

Seussical the Musical is one of those rare musicals so wildly, beautifully chaotic that the full reality of it doesn't hit you until the next day. Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle, the show is a musical fusion of various Dr. Seuss children's books...
07.30.2011 | | Posted at 02:10 PM

Soulstice Opens Its New Space With A Beautifully Imbalanced Musical

By Russ Bickerstaff
      There are a few musicals so wildly chaotic and beautifully diverse that they full reality doesn’t hit you until the next day. Suessical The Musical is one of those musicals. Concieved by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle, the show is kind of a bizarre musical fusion of a whole bunch of different Dr. Seuss children’s books. It’s not exactly what Seuss himself would’ve don...
05.01.2011 | | Posted at 10:36 AM

ACtor David Ferrie talks about playing George Pullman in Soulstice Theatre's production of AMERICAN ENTERPRISE

By Russ Bickerstaff
Actor David Ferrie tackles the role of Chicago industrialist George Pullman in the Soulstice Theatre's production of American Enterprise that opens this weekend. Ferrie, also played pro-union lawyer Clarence Darrow in a recent production of the play of the same name with Boulevard. Here he plays someone who ended up on the other end of a particularly nasty labor dispute in the late 19th cen...
04.29.2011 | | Posted at 07:28 AM

Actor David Ferrie talks about his role as George Pullman in Soulstice Theatre’s production of American Enterprise

By Russ Bickerstaff
Actor David Ferrie tackles the role of Chicago industrialist George Pullman in the Soulstice Theatre's production of American Enterprise that opens this weekend. Ferrie, also played pro-union lawyer Clarence Darrow in a recent production of the play of the same name with Boulevard. Here he plays someone who ended up on the other end of a particularly nasty labor dispute in the late 19th century....
02.12.2011 | | Posted at 09:14 AM

Soulstice Theatre’s production of Conor McPherson celebrates human limitations

By Russ Bickerstaff
Conor McPherson’s Shining City is cloaked in a deafening silence. It’s not just the script, which seems peppered with more pauses than a Pinter play . . . it’s the solitude that the drama achieves in a series of dialogues that makes the whole thing feel so breathtakingly still. Soulstice Theatre does a good job of bringing that lonely, static silence to the stage in a production that opens...
02.08.2011 | | Posted at 12:16 PM

An interesting mix of talents from various stages meet at the Marian Center for Soulstices latest drama.

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s nice to see a play come-up on the month’s schedule that has a compelling script that I’ve never seen produced before. It’s even nicer when the cast listed for the production turns out to feature a really talented group of actors. When the actors in question are a mix of different people more commonly found on a number of different stages in town, it kind of feels like the theatre co...
10.31.2010 | | Posted at 12:00 PM

Soulstice Theatre Brings Larry Shue Comedy to the Stage

By Russ Bickerstaff
The events of the last 12,000 years or so notwithstanding, people continue to misunderstand each other. One would think that 12,000 years would’ve been more than enough time to work out all the kinks in basic communication. Things keep getting in the way of real communication—and in a world of increasing distraction there is hope in the form of new social media that allow people from many dif...

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