Brian Chamberlain

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Review: Surviving the vivid depravity of Killer Joe

Owing money to the wrong dudes, young Texas fuck-up and minor drug dealer Chris Smith (Christopher Reiling) hatches a fundraising plan: Hire a hit-man to take out the estranged Smith matriarch — that is, his mom — then collect on her insurance to save
Brutal honesty
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 01, 2011

Lovely luxury

"In matters of great importance," observes young Gwendolyn, "style, not sincerity, is the vital thing."
Good Theater's rich, colorful Earnest
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 19, 2010

Big starts

I kick off my highlights of 2009 with praise for a theater company that has just finished its inaugural season: The Legacy Theater Company, founded by former City Theater artistic director Steve Burnette.
2009 was full of newness + energy
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 25, 2009
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A smooth course

A Midsummer Night's Dream is arguably the Bard's sultriest, silliest, and most gossamer comedy. As such, of course, it is also among the most oft-produced al fresco summer offerings in the whole canon.
Fenix's breathtaking Dream
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 14, 2009

New and old

First, a tribute to a few of the year's newer theater ventures.
The best of 2008's theater productions
By BY MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 23, 2008

Two in the hand

The excellent Brian Chamberlain and Christopher Reiling slip in and out of leads and extras alike in the Good Theater’s superb, must-see Stones in his Pockets .
Good Theater’s duo throw a few Stones
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 05, 2008


Trading places

By the cumulative serendipities of sleeplessness, spaetzle, and Molson, young Peter and Rita  find love in New York City. Immediately.
The aftermath of the Prelude
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 20, 2008


This world luxuriates in cool, expensive black-and-white.
Good Theater takes Hollywood to the Hill
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 07, 2007

Find your Bliss

In this lovely house in Cookham, England, life is only about bliss. About the Family Bliss, that is.
Sneezing with laughter at Hay Fever
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 24, 2007