Tagged with Chicago Theater Blog

Essay Fiesta’s Chicago Theater Round-Up

If you’re in the mood to do something different one of these Friday or Saturday nights, consider taking in some local theater. Essay Fiesta loves Chicago’s vibrant theater community. There’s no shortage of extraordinary talent in this fine city. Here are some of the critics’ picks that we highly recommend (and by critic’s picks we … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Says Go See Some Theater

Chicago is a bustling theater town, and Essay Fiesta is a big fan of the dramatic arts. In fact, Essay Fiesta’s own Keith Ecker is a critic for the Chicago Theater Blog. Below are some of the plays he recently reviewed. Go check out a show for yourself! Candide at the Goodman Theatre The Lady’s … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Says See Some Theater

It’s beginning to look a lot like fall, and that means us Essay Fiesta people are starting to go see some plays. From burlesque, to Mamet to musicals, there’s so much theater to see this time of year as companies launch their new seasons. Overwhelmed by the selection? Than check out one of the best … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Enjoys The Theatre

If you know anything about Essay Fiesta, you know that its creators, Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon, both have strong ties to the theatre world. Alyson is an accomplished actress, having staged two one-woman shows and appearing in a number of theatrical productions around town. Meanwhile, Keith is a theater critic for the Chicago Theater … Continue reading

Alyson and Keith Are Doing Things!

In case you missed it, the lovely Alyson Lyon made an appearance on the L.A. radio show The Hollywood London Show. She discussed all things Matt Dillon, including her catchy little song, as well as Essay Fiesta. Way to plug us, Alyson! You can now listen to Alyson’s interview on the show’s archives (skip to … Continue reading

Review of “Hey! Dancin’!”

Whether you remember the ’80s fondly or with contempt, you’ll probably love the new play “Hey! Dancin’!” by the Factory Theater. Keith sure liked it. In fact, he wrote a review about it for the Chicago Theater Blog. Go ahead and read it. Then go see “Hey! Dancin’!” because nothing helps generate more good local … Continue reading