Off Book Chats Up Theatre 7, Theatre on the Lake, Walkabout, Right Brain Project, and More

Off Book Chats Up Theatre 7, Theatre on the Lake, Walkabout, Right Brain Project, and More

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:  “Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon,” “Crow,”and “Marat/Sade.”  And our special guests are Brian Golden, Managing Artistic Director at Theatre Seven of Chicago, Meghan Beals McCarthy, Associate Artistic Director at Chicago Dramatist and co-Curator at Theatre on the Lake and Samantha Chavis, Managing Director at Theatre on the Lake.   And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights.

This June 15, 2012 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance.

Shot word of the day:  clicker

Chicago Theatre Off Book BOWLING PARTY 

JULY 1st, 6pm-10pm at Timber Lanes

ONLY 16 Teams:  GoodmanOracleMortarWriters Theatre, Stage Door Johnnies, Ball Scratchers and reserve your team NOW! $100 buys you a lane, drink specials and free pizza. Pizza courtesy of League of Chicago Theatres

*Everyone attending will be entered into a drawing to win spectacular prizes, like two tickets to "Crowns" at Goodman  or “Hamlet” at Writers Theatre.  And the GRAND PRIZE winner gets a special episode of Off Book!  The winner can pick the theatre company of his/her choice for an Off Book show.  The show will be completely dedicated to the theatre company.  We will interview whomever they want.  They can sing, perform scenes or tell jokes.  It's their show.

And we are auctioning off Coffee with Michael Halberstam, Artistic Director at Writer’s Theatre.    Come out and get bowled over with the theatre community!

Review Round-up:

“Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon” at Navy Pier

“Crow” by Walkabout Theatre at Victory Gardens

Marat/Sade” by The Right Brain Project

Special Guests:

Brian Golden, Managing Artistic Director at Theatre Seven of Chicago

Meghan Beals McCarthy, Associate Artistic Director at Chicago Dramatist  and co-Curator at Theatre on the Lake

Samantha Chavis, Managing Director at Theatre on the Lake

Got A Minute?

“Parting Gifts” written by Tom Lawler

“Cheathearts” written by Eleanor Cavanaugh 

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