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It’s another round of Chicago Theatre Off Book! This week, we review local theatre offerings about songs becoming story, lesbians becoming parents, and coalminers becoming artists. Later, we’ll chat with Remy Bumppo and Steppenwolf about the excitement around their 2011/2012 Season. And of course, we’re featuring two local playwrights in our one-minute audio play segment, Got a Minute? Have a listen and let us know what you think!
Shot word of the show: “Billy Club.”
Chicago Theatre Off Book, September 29, 2011:
Review Round-up from The Fourth Walsh:
“Putting It Together” by Porchlight Musical Theatre at Theatre Wit
“That Kid Thing” by About Face Theatre and Chicago Dramatists
“Pitman Painters” at Timeline Theatre
Shawn Douglass and Jim Manganello, Remy Bumppo Theatre
Erica Daniels, Steppenwolf Theatre
Got A Minute?
“Saturday Morning” written by Chad Volkers
“Girl Meets Boy” written by Teeny Lamonthe
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.
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