Daily Rehearsal: 'en route' extended, selling out along the way

August 12, 2011

1. Unfortunately, our deep look into the world of Britney Spears this week apparently wasn't. Deep, that is. According to Sam Worley of the Reader, "The first hour-plus of the event was characterized by a rambling reading of Spears’s bio, some technical difficulties, irritating interjections from the crowd...and at least one misplaced 'virgin/whore' reference."

2. There's a special performance of The Moth tonight at the Chicago History Museum. It's "a night of storytelling inspirited by the film The Help [that] features local high school students trained by The Moth's team."

3. en route extended its run and sold out tickets today in 45 minutes, though it had opened yesterday for those on the waitlist. That's speedy man. The show will be extended through September 17. Why the hustle? Remember, the show has a very small list of people who can see it at a time, because of its unusual format

4. Chicago Plays is having an open house today (right now?) at the League of Chicago Theatres. I really wish I had more information about this, but I don't. 

5. The beginning of September won't be too bad; the Chicago Fringe Festival has announced their line-up, with plays titled things like Mama Juggs, Miss Fortune, Nearly Naked and Seeing Red. Maybe they all are in this together with the names that sound like other things? The festival runs from September 1 to 11. And remember Tim MacMillan? He'll be there with his play.

Questions? Tips? Email kdries@wbez.org.