Off Book Chats Up The Factory, Lifeline, Chicago Shakes, Theater Wit, Goodman and More!

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “The Iceman Cometh” at Goodman Theatre,“Pride and Prejudice” at Lifeline Theatre“Tigers Sit Still” at Theatre Wit, and “Timon of Athens” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.  Then, we chat with Scott Oken, Artistic Director at The Factory, director of “White Trash Wedding and a Funeral”, Mike Beyer, Ensemble member at The Factory, writer of “White Trash Wedding and a Funeral”, and Debra Ehrhardt, “Jamaica, Farewell” one woman show at Chopin Theatre.  And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights.

This May 11, 2012 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by Anonymous Guy.

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Review Round-up:

“The Iceman Cometh” at Goodman Theatre

“Pride and Prejudice” at Lifeline Theatre

“Tigers Sit Still” at Theatre Wit

“Timon of Athens” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Special Guests:

Scott Oken, Artistic Director at The Factory, director of “White Trash Wedding and a Funeral”

Mike Beyer, Ensemble member at The Factory, writer of “White Trash Wedding and a Funeral”

Debra Ehrhardt, “Jamaica, Farewell” one woman show at Chopin Theatre

Got A Minute?

“You are what you eat” by Arlene Malinowski

“The Regular American Conversations in Recent American History Minute” Episode #6 by Brett Neveu           

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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