Tom Williams

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Reviews (7)
Luzia
Queens
Chicago Critic

for a previous production "Through a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, 'Luzia' invites audiences to escape on a surrealistic journey through a sumptuous and vibrant world suspended somewhere between dreams and reality...'Luzia' is stunningly adorned with use of water falls and a pool. Of Course there is breathtaking acrobatics with mesmerizing traditional and modern circus disciplines...There is nothing like it anywhere." Full Review

Chicago Critic

for a previous production "This current bio/musical is Felder’s tour de force...He grabs us and carries us through the life of his subject with depth and panache. Felder has the rare gift of making subject immensely empathetic...Felder deftly plays many characters in Berlin’s life as he moves from a young vigorous lad to a 100-year-old man...Felder is at the top of his theatrical game! This is his finest one person show, don’t miss it." Full Review

Chicago Critic

for a previous production "Paterson Joseph is as charming as his subject, and is also the author of this nuanced portrait of a black man who rose from slavery in the heart of London...It’s remarkable how Joseph nearly plays two characters: the younger, brasher, and older, wiser Sancho, and how he is equally convincing and magnetic as each...For Americans, the story is a reminder of the importance of the right to vote, and the dignity intrinsic in exercising it." Full Review

Amazing Grace
Midtown W
Chicago Critic

for a previous production "The show ends with a stirring rendition of the song “Amazing Grace” that seemed to be an after thought. Of course, that was the only memorable song in the show...'Amazing Grace' needs to be re-thought. The Treasure Island style adventure needs to be squelched. As it now plays, there are some impressive moments and wonderful staging with terrific performances but we need to see more of how and why Newton’s epiphany occurred to believe it." Full Review

Chicago Critic

for a previous production "McLean has a knack for explaining complex theology and philosophy with subtly and self-depreciating humor. He easily takes us into Lewis’ world as he stimulates us into processing tough concepts. Talent, pace and acting skill keep us involved…This show is for fans of C. S. Lewis, for those who enjoy a ‘thinking-person’s’ play, and for anyone who enjoys a tour-de-force performance. Actors need to see Max McLean to learn how to make subtle and complex material sizzle on stage." Full Review

Chicago Critic

for a previous production "Rapp is one of the contemporary masters of establishing atmosphere...If listening to a teenager’s darkly humorous meditation on the all-consuming ravages of time on people’s bodies doesn’t sound like your thing, be assured that Rapp is perceptive enough to knock Bernadette out of her reverie, twice...As a writer, Bernadette is aware that she is crafting her self-presentation, even though she’s currently just performing for herself. But she’s a very skilled storyteller." Full Review

Churchill
Midtown W
Chicago Critic

for a previous production "He seemed to be channeling Churchill on stage! This is a “must see,” tour de force performance magnificently performed by one of the finest, under appreciated actors working in Chicago. Keaton captures the eloquence, the passion and the determination that fueled this complex man...I think Churchill would pour a whiskey and light a cigar in homage to Keaton’s portrayal." Full Review