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: TheatreZone makes all the right moves in stunning “Chess” game
Published 03/07/2014 at 11 a.m.
Mark Danni must be a chess player. He makes all the right moves in completely sold-out Cold War musical “Chess,” guiding pawns past queens with clinical precision. When played well, chess is elegant in its perfection. This game of “Chess” ...
Review: Naples Players wake up to applause with "Drowsy Chaperone"
Published 03/06/2014 at 1:22 p.m.
Come for “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Stay for the overexcited fiancé. James Flannery, who spent nine years in New York, explodes off the stage as tap-dancing, roller-skating and entirely love-struck boyfriend Robert Martin in the latest Naples Players musical. He even ...
Interfaith love story blooms amidst Holocaust horror
Published 03/06/2014 at 10:11 a.m.
The story of the Warsaw ghetto uprising is more than a rebellion from a single religious group. It's a story of a war for justice -- and love.
Where to find the finest flapjacks around — plain or in devilishly delicious permutations
Published 03/04/2014 at 4:29 p.m.
Hot, dotted with butter, swimming in a sweet lake of maples syrup: Pancakes are the traditional food to herald Lent, but they're just as good during the season.
When did we start going to the theater again?
Published 03/01/2014 at 5 p.m.
People are filling houses more and more in Southwest Florida, and that doesn't mean homes. When did Southwest Florida start going to the theater again?
'Defamation' calls audience perceptions into question
Published 02/26/2014 at 3:17 p.m.
Who's right? And who blieves it? "Defamation," now playing on Sanibel, asks some uncomfortable questions of all of us.
'Game's Afoot' so funny, it's criminal
Published 02/24/2014 at 1:29 p.m.
Sometimes, the critic's job is easy.
Review: Gulfshore Playhouse solves "Case of the Critic Who Knew Too Much"
Published 02/23/2014 at 8 p.m.
Sometimes, the critic's job is easy. Take Friday. The gentleman behind me served up a running commentary during opening night of Gulfshore Playhouse's "The Game's Afoot." Director Michael Marotta and his cast will be happy to know that they're "**** ...
Review: Broadway Palm conquers the City of Light in "Les Miserables"
Published 02/23/2014 at 6:16 p.m.
Saturday night's alright for fighting. That's right! Come to Broadway Palm, to Paris, to the barricade, to "Les Miserables." Even if you've seen it eleventy-billion times before. This one, like all live theatre, is different. And better.
Deaf actor shines in FGCU "Laramie Project" play
Published 02/22/2014 at 5:30 a.m.
When FGCU's drama department decided to tackle a volatile play, it also decided to break a barrier: One of the cast is deaf.
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