- Strawdog is having a benefit on November 19 called The Phone Book, which will feature performances by people you know like SNL's Nora Dunn, Jonathon Berry, Sean Graney, and members of iO's Improvised Shakespeare, among others. The show is directed by Strawdog's Brandon Bruce and hosted by Anderson Lawfer. Tickets are $100, which includes hors d'oeuvres and drinks at a "full bar."
- MPAACT theater's latest Solo Jams series looks promising; check out the Reader's rundown of who is performing when and what.
- Chicagoist recommends Sister Act, Hellcab and Deep Into the Darkness Peering... if you're looking for stuff to see this weekend. The last one is "A one-night-only event hosted by the Chicago Opera Theater and the LifeLine Theater" featuring "selections from the upcoming The Fall of the House of Usher and various readings from Edgar Allan Poe classics."
- Comedian Robert Klein joined The Morning AMp today; he's in town to perform at UP this weekend, and here is a nice profile of him in the Sun-Times. On the show, he said that with time, “You don’t necessarily get wiser. You certainly get achier….”
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