Off Book Chats Up Red Tape, Rivendell, Timeline, Redtwist, New Leaf and more!

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Elephant Graveyard” at RedTape Theatre, “The Cripple of Inishmaan” atRedtwist Theatre, “My Kind of Town” at TimeLine Theatre, and “Arcadia”at New Leaf Theatre. And we chat with special guests, James Palmer, Artistic Director at RedTape Theatre, Carrie Drapac, Ensemble Member at RedTape TheatreTara Mallen, Founder and Artistic Director of Rivendell Theatre. And of course, we have 2 new “Got A Minute?” segments from local playwrights.

This May 25th, 2012 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by Anonymous Guy.

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Review Round-up:

Elephant Graveyard” at RedTape Theatre

“The Cripple of Inishmaan” at Redtwist Theatre

“My Kind of Town” at TimeLine Theatre

“Arcadia”at New Leaf Theatre

Special Guests: 

James Palmer, Artistic Director at RedTape Theatre

Carrie Drapac, Ensemble Member at RedTape Theatre

Tara Mallen, Founder and Artistic Director of Rivendell Theatre

Got A Minute?

“Conga Done Wrong by Dr. Conga” written by Bob Bullen

“HeLikesMeHeLikesMeNot.com” written by Rae and Zach Gray

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 Bookis where Chicago meets to discuss artistic innovation.   

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