Steppenwolf's Garage Rep 2012: Oohrah! from LiveWire Chicago
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Motown: The Musical thrilled Broadway and now it's launching its national tour at the Oriental Theatre. Featuring classic songs from the heyday of the Motown sound, the musical tells the story of Berry Gordy's journey from heavyweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson and more. The timeless Motown sound broke down barriers and got everyone moving to the same beat. Experience the story behind the music in this record-breaking smash hit featuring favorite songs like "My Girl," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Stop! In the Name of Love," "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" and many more. Learn More
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The acting skills were sharp! The script made a lot of unsubstantiated leaps straight into intense emotion; could have built up to it a little more.
Characters didn't seem real in many instances. A captain in the US army would never refer to a rifle as a "gun."
Ms. Long was fantastic.
LiveWire Chicago presents __Oohrah! __
By Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Brad Akin
Featuring Peter Esposito, Joel Ewing*, Madeline Long*, Melissa Engle, Josh Odor, Calliope Porter and Ian R. Tranberg
Surprised by her husband’s early return from a tour in Iraq, Sara is unprepared for the complications of his re-entry into civilian life. Tension simmers around their gun-obsessed teenage daughter, Sara’s oddball live-in sister Abby, and Abby’s newest infatuation – a sexy, young Marine who’s keeping a secret. Oohrah! turns a comic eye to a homecoming gone awry. **
Bekah Brunstetter’s plays include __A Long and Happy Life __(Naked Angels), __Be a Good Little Widow __(ARS NOVA, Collaboraction), House of Home (Williamstown Theater Festival), Oohrah! (Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater) and __Miss Lilly Gets Boned __(Finborough Theater). She is a member of The Primary Stages Writer’s Group, a New Voices/New York Fellow with The Lark Play Development Center and the 2011 Playwright in Residence at the Finborough Theater, London. *
Brad Akin is a company member at Steep Theatre where he has directed productions including Greensboro: A Requiem, Insignificance, Book of Days, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and __Under the Blue Sky. __He also directed Where We Were Born__ __as part of Steppenwolf’s 2011 NEXT UP Rep. Akin holds an MFA in Directing from Northwestern University.
**LiveWire Chicago is a collective of artists who create theatre that reflects the current cultural landscape of our community through productions of original and contemporary works.
*Denotes LiveWire Collective members