Just opened at Mosaic Theater Company in a thrilling and vibrant production directed by Natsu Onoda Power is a play that puts on stage some of what National Geographic just called the gender revolution. But this is no anthropological field trip. Charm is so funny and poignant, and so pure of heart, that it elevates […]
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Philip Dawkins’ Charm takes on a high order: it wants to charm you. And to do that its lead character, Mama, has to be more than charming. She has to charm your disbelief, your cynical 21st century self. And in this skeptical, yet celebrity-driven age, which has reduced “charm” to a “heart” on a gold […]
If you think teaching manners to a group of outcast runaways sounds like a joke—ridiculous at best, and irrelevant or possibly dangerous at worst—then think again. Because the idea of offering lessons in uplifting behavior to people who see themselves as undeserving is neither new nor hard to believe. Of course, it helps to have […]
Flying V is winding down its awesome run of Be Awesome: A Theatrical Mixtape of the 90s, and here is cast member Bob Manzo’s personal Mixtape. Bob Manzo: Meat Puppets – Backwater Butthole Surfers – Pepper No Doubt – Don’t Speak Boyz II Men – Motownphilly Local H – Bound For The Floor Everclear – So Much […]
Flying V is winding down its awesome run of Be Awesome: A Theatrical Mixtape of the 90s, and here is cast member Jon Jon Johnson’s personal Mixtape: Tool – Sober Mary J Blige – Deep Inside Dave Matthews Band – Crush Toni Braxton – Unbreak My Heart Nine Inch Nails – Hurt Queen Latifah – Unity Fiona […]
Be Awesome: A Theatrical Mixtape of the 90s is less a stroll down memory lane and more of a flying leap into an exploding memory bomb. Just a few steps into the Writer’s Center, where Flying V makes its nest, a whole smorgasbord of 90’s accoutrement greets theatre goers. Audience members can help themselves to […]
The Great American Novel. Everyone talks about it, every writer thinks they’ve written it or are going to write it. But what if I told you that a young twenty-something boy from uptown Chicago has actually written it? And that he’s sharing it with a middle-aged draft-evading stoner who runs a donut shop. The very […]