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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...
Monday, Aug. 30, 2010
Off the Wall Theatre kicks off its season Sept. 2 with a production of Charles Busch’s campy comedy Psycho Beach Party. Jeremy Welter directs the talented Liz Mistele and Dear Ruthie. A week later, the Sunset Playhouse goes in a less campy though similarly silly direction with Steve Martin’s The...
05.21.2010 | | Posted at 07:45 AM

Unspeakably Beautiful Poetry At Times Brilliantly Executed—So why does it have to be called LOVE SONG?

By Russ Bickerstaff
For the second time in as many weeks, I ended up sitting next to the Boulevard Theatre’s Mark Boucher for a show. I ended up falling into a brief exchange about the nature of theatre with him . . . and mentioning something about how odd it is to see one’s own writing onstage. (An experience I get to have again tonight at the opening of the next Pink Banana Shorts program. The lights fell and...

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