Off Book Chats Up Mary Arrchie, Sideshow, Lookingglass, Goodman, About Face, Strange Tree and More

Off Book Chats Up Mary Arrchie, Sideshow, Lookingglass, Goodman, About Face, Strange Tree and More

Chicago Theatre Off Book chats about three new theatre openings during the review round-up: “Immediate Family” at GoodmanTheatre and About Face Theatre, “Eastland:  A New Musical” at Lookingglass Theatre, and “Goodbye Cruel World” at Strange Tree Group Theatre.  And our special guests are Calamity West, Playwright “The Gacy Play” at Sideshow Theatre, Richard Cotovsky, Founding Member and Artistic Director at Mary Arrchie Theatre, and Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, Producing Director at Mary Arrchie Theatre And of course, we have two new “Got A Minute?” episodes. 

Plus, coming soon...
Chicago Theatre Off Book BOWLING PARTY  JULY 1st, 6pm-10pm at Timber Lanes

16 Teams:  Goodman, Oracle, Mortar, Writers, Strawdog, Rivendell, Stage Door Johnnies, Ball Scratchers, Daddy-o’s, The Iceman Bowleth, Team Oliver and reserve your team NOW! $100 buys you a lane, drink specials and free pizza, courtesy of the League of Chicago Theatres. 
*Everyone attending will be entered into a drawing to win a special episode of Off Book!  The winner picks the theatre company. And the theatre gets to choose everything else: the company members, interview questions, the one-minute plays... its your show, you get to have it your way!      
Someone will be winning the opportunity to have coffee with Writer’s Artistic Director Michael Halberstam.  We also have pairs of tickets to "Crowns" at Goodman, “A Steady Rain” at Chicago Dramatists and “Hamlet” at Writers. And 4-pack tickets to “Comedy Sportz”, Cirque Shanghai and a 2012/2013 Lifeline production.       

This June 29, 2012 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance.   Shot word of the day:  “micro-sleep”

Review Round-up:

“Immediate Family” at GoodmanTheatre and About Face Theatre

“Eastland:  A New Musical” at Lookingglass Theatre

“Goodbye Cruel World” at Strange Tree Group Theatre

Special Guests: 

Calamity West, Playwright “The Gacy Play” at Sideshow Theatre

Richard Cotovsky, Founding Member and Artistic Director at Mary Arrchie Theatre

Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, Producing Director at Mary Arrchie Theatre

Got A Minute?

 “Man’s Best Friend“ by Jeff Taylor

“The Statue” by Tom Lawler

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 Walsh, Off Book is where Chicago meets to discuss artistic innovation.  
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