Articles by Andrew DeCanniere

"Ten Chimneys" Review - An Up Close and Personal Look at the Lives of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne

"Ten Chimneys" Review - An Up Close and Personal Look at the Lives of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne Continuing Northlight Theatre’s 2011-2012 season is Ten Chimneys (written by Jeffrey Hatcher and directed by Artistic Director BJ Jones) at the center of which are Broadway legends Alfred Lunt (V Craig Heidenreich), Lynn Fontanne (Lia D. Mortensen)

Uncommon Ground Review - The Greenest Restaurant in America

Uncommon Ground Review - The Greenest Restaurant in America If you are looking for a great place to grab a bite to eat, complete with warm atmosphere and eco-conscious practices, look no further than Uncommon Ground, with it’s two Chicago locations: 1401 W. Devon Avenue (Edgewater) and 3800 N. Clark St. ...

"Season's Greetings" Review - Northlight Theatre's Holiday Offering

 "Season's Greetings" Review - Northlight Theatre's Holiday Offering Just in time for the holiday season comes Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s "Season’s Greetings" at Northlight Theatre, directed by Artistic Director BJ Jones. Though the play, centered around an English family’s Christmas get together...

"Snapshots" Review - Can this Marriage Be Saved?

"Snapshots" Review - Can this Marriage Be Saved? "Snapshots" with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by David Stern and directed by Ken Sawyer opens Northlight Theatre's 2011-2012 season

Primrose Valley Farm and The ARK Review - Sharing the Earth's Bounty

Primrose Valley Farm and The ARK Review - Sharing the Earth's Bounty Primrose Valley Farm, an organic farm in Wisconsin and The ARK, a social service agency in Chicago have a connection that is win-win for all

Jordan Margolis Interview - EXCUSEMAN

Jordan Margolis Interview - EXCUSEMAN If you knew me, then you'd probably know that while I have an interest in film, somehow none of what I've watched thus far (with the exception of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) has been based on a comic book. And, while I love to read...

"Chinglish" Review - Witty and Fascinating

"Chinglish" Review - Witty and Fascinating At the center of Chinglish (written by David Henry Hwang and directed by Leigh Silverman), currently running at the Goodman Theatre is Midwestern businessman Daniel Cavanaugh (James Waterston), who sets off to China, hoping to save his family's...

"The Last Act of Lilka Kadison" Review - A Powerful Performance

"The Last Act of Lilka Kadison" Review - A Powerful Performance In The Last Act of Lilka Kadison, Holocaust survivor Lilith Fisher (Marilyn Dodds Frank) is haunted by her past -- or, more accurately, ghosts from her past, those of her then-boyfriend Ben Ari Adler (Chance Bone) and her younger self (Nora Fiffer).

"Life Rules" Review - An Interview with Author Ellen LaConte

"Life Rules" Review - An Interview with Author Ellen LaConte We all hear about climate change on a seemingly daily basis, but just how can climate change really impact us? How did these environmental crises come to be? Is there anything we can and should be doing to assure a sustainable future?

"The Outgoing Tide" Review - An Important Subject for Our Time at Northlight Theatre

"The Outgoing Tide" Review - An Important Subject for Our Time at Northlight Theatre While I have seen a number of enjoyable plays lately, I can’t really think of one that is more timely than The Outgoing Tide, currently running at the Northlight Theatre...

"Stage Kiss" Review - Sarah Ruhl's Exploration of Fantasy, Reality and the Impact Each Has Upon the Other

"Stage Kiss" Review - Sarah Ruhl's Exploration of Fantasy, Reality and the Impact Each Has Upon the Other In Sarah Ruhl’s latest play, Stage Kiss, two ex-lovers are thrust together after not having seen each other for two decades, when they both audition for -- and get a starring role in -- a long-forgotten 1930s melodrama, The Last Kiss.

Grant Lawrence Interview - CBC Radio 3's Grant Lawrence on "Playlist for the Planet"& "Adventures in Solitude"

Grant Lawrence Interview - CBC Radio 3's Grant Lawrence on  "Playlist for the Planet"& "Adventures in Solitude" As many of you already know, not only was April 22nd Earth Day, but the entire month is Earth Month, the perfect time to take a moment and really think about the impact that we all have on the planet we all share -- and that we all rely on...

Circle Mirror Transformation Review - Clever and Engaging

Circle Mirror Transformation Review - Clever and Engaging From the time I first heard about Annie Baker’s "Circle Mirror Transformation" when it premiered in New York City, I have been eagerly awaiting it’s Chicago arrival. This past week I had the chance to see the Chicago premiere

826 Chicago Review - An Interview about the "Boring Store" and More

 826 Chicago Review - An Interview about the "Boring Store" and More I was fascinated when I learned about "The Boring Store" and "826 Chicago", which it houses and I wanted to know more

In Conversation with Ian Hanington - Sharing Additional Information About Our Earth

In Conversation with Ian Hanington - Sharing Additional Information About Our Earth Following an article I wrote about davidsuzuki.org, the official website of The David Suzuki Foundation, I had the chance to pose questions to Ian Hanington, the foundation's Communications & Editorial Specialist

The David Suzuki Foundation Review - Spotlight on Climate Change

The David Suzuki Foundation Review - Spotlight on Climate Change With all of the information (and, unfortunately, some misinformation)out there regarding climate change, which is arguably one of the more serious issues we currently face, how can one to find information that is certain to be reliable?

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