Off Book Chats Up Raven, TimeLine, Writers, Signal ATC, AFT, Children's & More

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: "Treasured Stories by Eric Carle" by Chicago Children's Theater at Victory Gardens, "Hostage Song" at Signal Ensemble Theatre, "Rent" at American Theater Company with About Face Theatre, and "A Little Night Music" at Writers Theatre.  Our special guests are Michael Menendian from Raven Theatre and PJ Powers from Timeline Theatre. And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights.

This May 18, 2012 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by Anonymous Guy.

Shot word of the day:  “Bang"

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Review Round-up:

"Treasured Stories by Eric Carle" by Chicago Children's Theater at Victory Gardens

"Hostage Song" at Signal Ensemble Theatre

"Rent" at American Theater Company with About Face Theatre

"A Little Night Music" at Writers Theatre

Special Guests:

Michael Menendian, Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director at Raven Theatre

PJ Powers, Co-Founder and Artistic Director at Timeline Theatre

Got A Minute?

"Customer Service" written by Tom Lawler

"Electric Scooter Drag Race" written by Oliver Sava 

Chicago Theatre Off Book is the new voice of community collaboration on CHIRP.  Every week, Off Book will feature Chicago leaders in performing arts entertainment.  From small storefront to the big warhorses, Off Book will focus on what’s happening on the Chicagoland theatrical landscape.  With reviews, interviews and one-minute audio-plays, Off Book will showcase the local talents driving Chicago’s dynamic theatre force.  Hosted by Actor Joshua J. Volkers and Reviewer Katy Walsh from The Fourth WalshOff Book is where Chicago meets to discuss artistic innovation.   

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