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Review from cclancey

Excellent acting and cool venue!!!

reviewed Feb 19 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

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...continued

reviewed Feb 25 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Megan Wildebour

LiveWire is awesome!

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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

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