All posts tagged "woolly mammoth"

  • Puppet Masters: Famous Puppet Death Scenes at Woolly (Review)

    A nonconformist troupe brings to Woolly's stage an extraordinary spectacle of puppetry

  • Woolly Mammoth’s Marie Antoinette (Theatre Review)

    Playwright David Adjmi gives us a voyeur's view of Marie Antoinette

  • On the Road to Nowhere

    Sometimes it’s all about the synergy. With Woolly’s Detroit, the power of the ride is not just in playwright Lisa D’Amour’s potently drawn prisoners of America’s...

  • Apocalypse Now

    The best way to approach Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, is to forget how funny The Simpsons is. For although playwright Anne Washburn bases her...

  • Arias with a Twist at Woolly Mammoth

    Man, if we had a dollar for every time we’ve seen a drag queen onstage simulating a three-way with satanic puppets, we’d have… a dollar...

  • Unchained Arias

    Joey Arias is one strange fruit. That's true not just because the gay male performance artist gained some fame a couple decades ago singing –...

  • Born to Puppeteer

    When Basil Twist saw Joey Arias flirting with his puppets, he knew it was fate. ''They had so much chemistry together,'' Twist says. ''The puppets...

  • Woolly Mammoth and Second City join forces

    Woolly Mammoth isn’t just hosting Chicago’s The Second City to offer more off-the-wall improv humor as in years past. Rather, Woolly’s company members Jessica Frances...

  • Kiss and Tell

    Do you remember your first kiss with a lover? The moment you let your guard down and melt into another person can be a mind-altering,...

  • Editor’s Pick: Woolly Mammoth revisits Clybourne Park

    Woolly Mammoth reprises its production of Bruce Norris’s Clybourne Park, after having won a couple Helen Hayes Awards and this year’s Pulitzer Prize. As Metro...

  • Candy Land

    ''The work should be work,'' admonishes playwright-director Robert O'Hara's semi-autobiographical avatar in Bootycandy, a collection of 10 short plays receiving a snazzy, saucy world-premiere production...

  • Lights Up

    The American musical wasn't born overnight. Like any art form, it came to be in fits and starts. Even today, some audience members -- and...

  • Hot Pick: The Agony and the Ecstacy of Steve Jobs

    Following his smash hit monologue The Last Cargo Cult, Mike Daisey pulls back the curtain veiling America’s most mysterious technology icon. With a wickedly funny...

  • Modern Approach

    Luis Alfaro got turned on to the theater when he was 15 as part of community service -- literally. ''I actually got arrested for shoplifting...

  • Funny Ladies

    ''You don't hear as many legitimate conversations about foreign policy in Chicago as you do ,'' says Brooke Breit of Chicago's Second City. You...

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