About CHRIS SILK
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Chris Silk joined the Daily News in January 1999. He graduated summa cum laude from the honors program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a degree in Journalism and minors in Spanish and History. While at ULM, he spent four semesters as editor of his college newspaper, The Pow Wow, which was honored with a public service journalism award from the Southeastern Journalism Conference and a "Best in Louisiana" award from the Louisiana Press Association. Chris interned at the Daily News through the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Online Editing program in the summer of 1998 before returning to Naples full-time to work on the Web desk. He remembers when there were only two lanes headed over the Gordon River on U.S. 41 and you could see cows along Interstate 75 in Bonita Springs. Chris began reviewing local theater performances for the Daily News during the fall of 2007. His first review was of Queen Latifah's slamming performance at the Philharmonic, while his favorite so far has been "Eagle Fruit," British playwright Terry Johnson's scream-and-leap blast of performance art for the spiritually deprived from the Laboratory Theater of Florida in December 2009. Why are you STILL READING THIS? Then you must really, really, really love me. Fine. Go read my Starbucks Drama blog. I tell it like it really is!
Review: Lab Theater explores Bible Belt lives with poetic "Rimers"
Published 05/17/2013 at 11:01 a.m.
The Laboratory Theater of Florida closes their season with an evocative, at times thrilling production of Lanford Wilson play "The Rimers of Eldritch." Director Louise Wigglesworth delivers strong work in teasing out the play's poetry. I wish the creative work ...
Cape Coral deaf, hearing community join forces for a signed production of 'Wizard of Oz'
Updated 05/17/2013 at 10:19 a.m.
"The Wizard of Oz " is already a very visual musical. So what happens when you include the poetic movement of sign language into it? A Cape Coral group is finding out firsthand.
Preview: Green Day musical "American Idiot" rocks Fort Myers May 16
Published 05/03/2013 at 12:38 p.m. 2 Comments
Alison Morooney never thought she was a rocker. She wasn't even a huge Green Day fan before she auditioned for musical "American Idiot." More than 175 shows later, her tune has changed. Green Day's anthem to suburban ennui, finding yourself ...
Review: TheatreZone closes solid season with passionate "110 in the Shade"
Published 05/03/2013 at 5:05 a.m.
Kudos to Mark Danni. He makes it rain for the third time out of four this year, ushering "110 in the Shade" to a successful - if a tad stormy - landing. Daytime stars Jim and Kassie DaPaiva offer sterling ...
Preview: "50 Shades" parody is "a little sexy, a little raunchy"
Published 04/29/2013 at 12:20 a.m. 1 Comment
Spencer Rose promises one thing to audiences flocking to see "50 Shades! The Musical" on tour through the United States. "You're going to laugh your face off," the actress crowed from a hotel room in Atlanta late on a Friday ...
Review: Ghostbird, Brady push boundaries with Beckett masterpiece "Endgame"
Published 04/25/2013 at 6:05 p.m.
Here, at the end of all things, in a desolate wasteland where mankind does little but sit and wait to die, we watch Samuel Beckett. This is "Endgame," the writer's meditative theater of the absurd about religion, death, family, loyalty, ...
Art news: Plays, plays, plays coming up
Updated 04/25/2013 at 2:52 p.m.
There are plenty of plays still opening and an artful weekend to be had.
Review: Florida Rep goes back to school with "Educating Rita"
Published 04/22/2013 at 12:31 a.m.
Florida Repertory Theatre closed their 2012-13 season Friday with a respectable, if unremarkable, production of "Educating Rita." Willy Russell's two-hander imagines a British college professor tutoring a lower-class student because she wants to know "everything." Both learn a lot!
Chris Silk: Three reasons Kathleen van Bergen is right about Artis-Naples
Published 04/22/2013 at 12:01 a.m. 8 Comments
Like the rest of the known universe, I was shocked when I found out that the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts was renaming itself as Artis-Naples. What. The. Expletive. Admit it. Some variation of that was on everyone's lips. ...
Review: Island Theater Company finds out just why "Mama Won't Fly"
Published 04/19/2013 at 3:44 p.m.
Savannah Honeycutt, Norleen Sprunt and Hayley Quinn (it's the South) are in Birmingham, Ala. Hayley's gettin' hitched in California. There's just one eensy, weeny, teeny, tiny 'lil 'ol problem. Mama won't fly. So, let's drive to the West Coast! In ...
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