This week marks the 20th anniversary of the 1995 Chicago heat wave that killed 739 people. We check in with Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones about artistic responses to the disaster and to other disasters both natural and manmade, including a recent play that dramatized the story of the Chicago heat wave.
One of the most popular parenting mantras is “we want what’s best for our child.” But what happens when our fears, prejudices and agenda take precedence? And what are the consequences when child rearing philosophies between parents diverge? These are questions raised in the latest production from Chicago’s About Face Theatre. A Kid Like Jake playwright Daniel Pearle and About Face Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff stop by to talk about the production. Also, we discuss the sustainability of Great Lakes fish.
We talk about the brewing battle centering on property seizures and the expansion of NEIU's campus. And, we look the community efforts Englewood residents are taking to combat violence. Later, we hear the country tunes of musicians Sally Timms, Jon Langford, and Robbie Fulks.
Cinco de Mayo is here at last! Entice your senses with Lucha VaVoom’s Cinco de Mayo Spectacular. This Saturday, Lucha VaVoom puts on a comedy-burlesque-wrestling show at the Park West Theatre, 332 W. Armitage Avenue. The show is for adults over 18 only. It begins at 9:30pm.
It will be a smooth transition for the Chicago office of Actors Equity Association, with long-time high-level staffer Christine Provost named to succeed Kathryn V. Lamkey as Central Regional Director/Assistant Executive Director, effective January 1.
So here’s good news, and a second thought. Chicago Community Trust has just awarded $50,000 to the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University to bring in eta Creative Arts, MPAACT and Silk Road Theatre Project. The program is called “One More Night” and