Daily Rehearsal: Diane Lane to shine her star on Chicago

July 16, 2012

- "Relationships should be perfect. But the truth is even the good ones leave scars. Come experience a profoundly visceral night of theatre that explores a  perfect relationship like one would look at the inverted, bloody sinews of a skinned animal," proclaims Cor Theatre's press release for Skin Tight. It's described as a "high physical" love story that includes "erotic abandon." So, bring the kids! It opens August 28 in previews.

- My weird obsession with 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche can let its freak flag fly again, as the production returns for a brief run at the Center on Halsted before it goes to the New York International Fringe Festival. It's August 2-5. Only some of the original cast returns, which means some of the roles have been switched around and Mary Hollis Inboden is no more. She does have Boss and all.

- I had heard that TJ and Dave at Theater on the Lake were not throwing up their best performances, but it seems at least one member of the reviewing community disagrees. Writing for Chicago Now, Jasleen Jaswal Vines loved it, though cautioned that "unless you like driving in circles around Lincoln Park looking for a free spot and then grudgingly ponying up to park at the zoo, I highly recommend biking down along the lakefront or taking public transit."

- Writers’ Theatre and the Village of Glencoe received a $100,000 Our Town grant from the NEA which will go to creating a new theater in the town. The center is being designed by architecture star Jeanne Gang and they plan for it to be LEED certified.

- Measure for Measure has been added to the Goodman's season as has star of stage and screen Diane Lane, who will star in Sweet Bird of Youth.

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) is opening an American Rhythm Center where the who's-who of Chicago dance companies will work. 

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