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Theater Undreground: Hunter Gatherers – Review

Theater Undreground: Hunter Gatherers – Review

May 15, 2013 No Comments »

Hunter Gatherers is not for sissies. That admonition is aimed at prospective theater-goers, but it applies to the production’s actors as well.  This black comedy stands many conventions on their... Read More »

Theater Undreground: Doubting Thomason – Review

Theater Undreground: Doubting Thomason – Review

January 26, 2013 No Comments »

It’s nice to have Theater Undreground back.  It’s been too long (well over a year) since they last brought their edgy irreverence to Richmond, IL.  It was a cold night both outside... Read More »

Theater Undreground: An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein – Review

Theater Undreground: An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein – Review

November 10, 2011 No Comments »

After a summer away from their usual home, Theater Undreground returns to Richmond with another edgy autumn offering.  Anyone who thought that Shel Silverstein was merely an author of funny songs... Read More »

Jesus Christ Superstar – Burlington Haylofters Review

July 16, 2011 No Comments »

Burlington’s Haylofters traditionally put on a musical every summer.  They also have a tradition of staging challenging productions.  Jesus Christ Superstar is challenging not only for the usual reasons, but... Read More »

Theater Undreground: Dog Sees God

February 19, 2011 No Comments »

Boldly venturing out on a limb once more, Theater Undreground (TUG) presents Dog Sees God, which — though funny in its own right — is best appreciated if you’re familiar... Read More »

Theater Undreground: Still Not Quite What You Expected

October 23, 2010 No Comments »

It’s hard to do a sequel to a play where the basic premise is to take you off guard.  The conceit in last year’s Theater Undreground Halloween show, Not What... Read More »

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum – Burlington Haylofters – Review

October 9, 2010 1 Comment »

Some things are funny even after 2000 years  — and this play is one of them. Stephen Sondheim’s musical,  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is... Read More »

CATHE Youth Theater Company: Groovy – Review

May 15, 2010 No Comments »

Groovy has done something no CATHE Youth Theater Company (CYTC) production has ever done before: sold out the CATHE auditorium.  The center, located at 125 E. State St., Burlington, Wisconsin,... Read More »

Theater Undreground: The Actor’s Nightmare & Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You – Review

April 10, 2010 No Comments »

It’s time for another foray into experimental stagecraft by Theater Undreground in Richmond, IL, and this show may be their most challenging to date.  Not that they haven’t done some... Read More »

CATHE Youth Theater: Murder’s in the Heir – Review

February 19, 2010 No Comments »

Burlington’s CATHE (Community Art Technology Health Education) Center has been staging theater events since its inception, more than four years ago.  So I found myself somewhat surprised when I realized... Read More »