1. It's Bastille Day and Steppenwolf wants to know what your favorite French play is. Oh, and they send out congrats to Martha Plimpton, a Steppenwolf ensemble member who's been nominated for her role in the television show Raising Hope. Her last production with the company was 2001's Absolution.
2. First Folio is in its second week of performances for Romeo and Juliet. Will it be as good as Shakespeare in the Park's 2007 version, featuring Six Feet Under's Lauren Ambrose? The performances are held outside, so perhaps it will at least be as scenic?