Off Book Chats Up Raven, Northlight, Hell in a Handbag, Mortar and 2012 Jeff Award Predictions

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is a *SPECIAL DOUBLE* edition.  First, we review openings at theatres around the area: “Bang the Drum Slowly” at Raven Theatre“[title of show]” at Northlight Theatre“Sexy Baby” at Hell in a Handbag“Bombs, Babes and Bingo” at Mortar Theatre.  Then, our special guests predict the 2012 Non-Equity Jeff Awards.  Awards to be announced on June 4th at Park West.  And coming soon…

Chicago Theatre Off Book BOWLING PARTY 

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

16 Teams:  GoodmanOracleMortar, and reserve your team NOW!

$100 buys you a lane, drink specials and free pizza

*Everyone attending will be entered into a drawing to win spectacular prizes, like two tickets to “Crowns” at Goodman .

And the GRAND PRIZE winner gets 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!

This June 1, 2012 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by Anonymous Guy.  Shot word of the day:  “JEFF”

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Review Round-up:

“Bang the Drum Slowly” at Raven Theatre

“[title of show]” at Northlight Theatre

“Sexy Baby” at Hell in a Handbag

“Bombs, Babes and Bingo” at Mortar Theatre

Special Guests: 

Bob Bullen, Chicago Theatre Addict

Anderson Lawfer, Reviews You Can Iews

Eric Roach, Reviews You Can Iews

Oliver Sava, Timeout Chicago

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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