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Story: The Sound of One Critic Clapping

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Another ruddy Friday night, another trip to the Viaduct Theatre to review a show. This time it was Neil Labute’s “Bash,” a play (actually an anthology of three one-act monologue plays) I was unfamiliar with by a playwright I outgrew about five years ago. I’m at the point with Labute where I’ve basically formed my opinion of him, and by extension any production of his plays before I’ve even seen them. Jaded much? Continue reading

Post-Show: Epic Proportions

Here’s my problem with Project 891’s production of Epic Proportions, recently closed (thus making this review woefully obsolete) at Chemically Imbalanced Comedy: I had to go by myself.  The person I was supposed to go with ditched me the day before, and I don’t have enough real friends to have been able to find a replacement to go with me.  I “know” plenty of people in Chicago, but in reality I am that geek alone in the corner of a room full of 2.8 million cool kids.  I usually hang out with my roommates.  Why didn’t I just take one of them?  Because they’re both actors and they’re both in shows right now.  One of them is playing James Dean in a show about Marlon Brando.  We already saw that one.  The other roommate is in this show.  This show.  And I really couldn’t ask him to sit next to me in the audience in between his scenes, now, could I? Continue reading

Collin Bullock, Comedian

Last night was Thursday, so I went to four open mics. Continue reading