Daily Rehearsal: Joffrey welcomes NATO guests

May 21, 2012

- Of Arcadia, Ada Grey writes, "People should go see this show because it is fun, makes you want to learn more things, and is bittersweet." In more ways than one; fairwell New Leaf.

- Strawdog returns to Prairie Avenue with their yearly fundraiser. Everyone who buys a $50 ticket has the chance to win an iPad except company members, for obvious reasons. If you miss your iPad opportunity, ply yourself with cocktails and appetizers, and of course, comfort yourself with this "rare opportunity to step inside one of Chicago’s most beautiful private homes, the historic William H. Reid House."

- Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 pm, the Reader-recommended Good Enough, produced by Erasing the Distance, goes up at the Center on Halstead. "This world premiere production features the stories of five remarkable women living with depression or bipolar disorder. Through waves of humor, anger, hope and pain, each woman navigates her own unique path toward discovering just what it means to be 'good enough.'" "Each story ends with a triumphant victory over affliction (it's do-gooder art, after all), but the performers' understated candor makes every moment ring true," writes Justin Hayford.

- The Mammals have extended their All-Girl Moby Dick through June 9; the production is basically what you think it is from the title.

- Chicago Mayer Rahm Emanuel and his wife joined NATO spouses at the Joffrey on Sunday, where they watched a "short performance", which means that not even the arts could avoid this weekend's excitement. Guests received "a limited edition, Picasso-inspired silk scarf based on designs developed for the ballet Parade."  Relatedly (to dance), here's a very thorough look at Hubbard Street Dance's 34th season wrap-up by Vicki Crain.

Questions? Tips? Email kdries@wbez.org.