Thursday, July 22, 2010

Alright, just when we thought the smoke from our 2010 season had cleared...

Check out pg 94 for
the "Best of Theatre 2010"
Chicago Magazine's "Best of Chicago" issue just ended our explosive 2010 season with another blaze, launching A Red Orchid Theatre to stand with last season's theatre "standouts".

Among other brilliant Chicago artists such as director Rachel Rockwell, playwright Tanya Saracho, actor Francis Guinman, and Larry Adams, A Red Orchid has been recognized as a serious force to be reckoned with.

Chicago Magazine's Catey Sullivan writes:
There are other ferociously loyal ensembles in town, but only A Red Orchid has the ability to rip open the emotional jugular at point-blank range. Even with an Emmy nominee (Craig Wright), an Oscar nominee (Michael Shannon), and a fireman/artist (Guy Van Swearingen), the company operates on a stage the size of a walk-in closet. When Shannon had the fire-alarm meltdown in Wright's Mistakes Were Made, it seemed like the place would explode. (Which, by the way, it has. In Blasted, a bomb blew up the entire set four times a week.) When Kirsten Fitzgerald started pouring cocktails in Abigail's Party, we shrank in our seats, praying she wouldn't offer us one.

It appears we hit a nerve.
We're sending this city's pulse vibrating right into next season!