When I think of ventriloquism in film, my thoughts flash to the commercials for 1978’s Magic that creeped me out as a kid. I wasn’t alone; according to the IMDb trivia page, the original trailer for this psychological horror film was pulled from broadcast after parents complained. (“Fats,” the murderous dummy who seemingly possesses Anthony […]
Tag: Theater Oobleck
Thanks and giving
Stages are dark, but Chicago theater and dance companies still keep a light on.
A trilogy for times of terror
Three streaming productions give us plenty to ponder in the pandemic.
It Is Magic takes a sympathetic look at the world of storefront theater
How and why do you go on making art in the face of indifference?
A technical death metal show and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend
The film Tully and more goings-on about town 5/4-5/6.
Reality Is an Activity imagines a new, poeticized world order
The spirit of Wallace Stevens animates Barrie Cole’s whimsical new play.
Kellye Howard records a live album, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week
Free admission to the Adler Planetarium, “Saturday Night Live: the Experience,” and more goings-on November 13-16
Theater Oobleck invites you to enter a real hall of horrors
It’s housing insecurity that haunts this Humboldt Park home.
A Chicago theater veteran’s view from Puerto Rico
Longtime Theater Oobleck ensemble member Dave Buchen sees hurricane devastation from his house on a hill in San Juan.
When Closed Casket closes it’s closed for good
Theater Oobleck puts the lid on Baudelaire in a Box with a final installment and a marathon staging of the whole shebang.
What does Chicago playwright Mickle Maher got against Jim Lehrer?
A new Theater Oobleck show goes gothic on the former PBS anchor.
Baudelaire in a Box: Unquenched, The Burials, and nine more new theater reviews
Highlights this week include episode nine of Theater Oobleck’s stage translation of Les Fleurs du Mal and a Steppenwolf for Young Adults drama by Caitlin Parrish.
Miss Mia from Chic-a-Go-Go needs help to save her smile
Plus: Baudelaire in a Box returns with its goth-tastic eighth installment, and Ho Etsu Taiko takes over the Athenaeum.
Reader’s Agenda Tue 6/17: Black Flag, Tuesdays on the Terrace, and Theater Oobleck
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Tuesday, June 17
Theater Oobleck hits the Hideout for ‘Toosdays’ in ‘Joon’
The fringe-theater faves take over the monthlong Tuesday Night Residency series.