Chicago Treasures: Mary Zimmerman & Bernie Sahlins

October 26, 2006

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The theme of place and identity is powerfully revealed through first hand accounts from the people and personalities who have transformed the city through their vision and ingenuity. The Chicago Treasures series focuses on Chicagoans who have imagined what Chicago could be - people whose work has defined the city, while the city has defined their work.  From architects who have built the City's skyline to journalists and authors who give voice to people and places to entrepreneurs who give strength to the City of Big Shoulders and to artists who draw from and interpret the City's inner spirit, this series will frame the question: Why Chicago?

The Guardian (UK) recently called Chicago the "greatest theater city in America," thanks in no small measure to the innovative talents of people like Second City co-founder Bernie Sahlins and Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman.  Listen in for a lively conversation about their careers and how Chicago has altered the face of American theater. 
 
Recorded Thursday, October 26, 2006 at Chicago History Museum.