Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book has a special STRANGETREE episode. This past summer, Oliver Sava was the lucky winner of an Off Book show dedicated to the theatre company of his choice. He chose Strangetree Group. Oliver joins us in reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” by Bailiwick Chicago, “Pontypool” by Strawdog Theatre, “Kinky Boots” by Broadway in Chicago and “Trainspotting USA” at Theater Wit. And then we invite Strangetree Group into the studio to talk about “Funeral Wedding: The Alvin Play.” Plus, we have an excerpt from the show as our “Got A Minute”segment.
Shot word of the day: strangetree
Special Guest Host:
Oliver Sava, TimeOut Chicago
Strangetree Group from “Funeral Wedding: The Alvin Play”
Emily Schwartz, Playwright
Jess McLeod, Director
Michael Huey, original music and sound designer
Delia Baseman, actor and costume designer
Daniel Behrendt, actor
Zachary Sigelko, actor and mandolin player
Got A Minute?
Excerpt from “Funeral Wedding: The Alvin Play” written by Emily Schwartz
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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Tags: "Funeral Wedding: The Alvin Play", Bailiwick Chicago, Broadway In Chicago, Chicago Theatre Off Book, CHIRP, Daniel Behrendt, Delia Baseman, Emily Schwartz, Jess McLeod, Joshua J. Volkers, Katy Walsh, Michael Huey, Oliver Sava, Strangetree Group, Strawdog Theatre, TimeOut Chicago, Zachary Sigelko