As for Ms. Rook, a wide-eyed Chicago beauty who was extraordinarily fine in Writers’ Theatre’s 2013 production of David Ives’s “The Liar,” she’s even finer here, giving a taut performance so full of passion that you’ll sigh deeply when she departs at last for the provinces, there to face her bleak fate.This is the best “Seagull” I’ve ever seen.
The Seagull, American Players Theater, Director: John Langs Photo Carissa Dixon
And just what is it that seals the deal so effectively from the very opening moments of “Skylight”? It is the entrance of Kyra Hollis (Laura Rook, a young actress, wholly new to me, whose natural beauty and extraordinary talent are sure to send her career skyrocketing after this role).
... So much of what Rook does here is involving and powerful...
Skylight, Court Theater, Director: William Brown Photo: Michael Brosilow
Rook Practically Vibrates...
Romeo and Juliet Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Director: Rachel Rockwell
... the French princess, Katherine (Laura Rook, an actress of unusual charm and intelligence)...
The two women in the cast, Rook and Sally Wingert deliver lovely, clear performances – quite a feat considering their wordplay-heavy scene is almost entirely in French. Rook’s Katherine displays a quiet confidence and resolve that only grows stronger as the play progresses, even when she finally succumbs to Henry’s charms
Henry V Chicago Shakespeare Theater , Director: Chirstopher Luscombe Photo: Michael Brosilow
The cast glitters, with Nate Burger and Laura Rook giving particular pleasure as Dorante, the title character, and Clarice, the sexy jolie laide for whom he falls hard.
The Liar Writers Theatre dir. Bill Brown Photo: Michael Brosilow