WBEZ | Mayne Stage http://www.wbez.org/tags/mayne-stage Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Marc Maron comes to Chicago and meets Satan http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-08/marc-maron-comes-chicago-and-meets-satan-101563 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/4964516521_a3f5783292_z.jpg" style="height: 201px; width: 300px; float: left; " title="Marc Maron at a live taping of his podcast 'WTF' with, from right, Donald Glover and Patton Oswald. (Flickr/Shawn Robbins)" />Things are about to get really meta. Last weekend Marc Maron&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;comedian and host of the podcast <em>WTF</em>&nbsp;&mdash; was in Chicago for a series of shows at the Mayne Stage in Rogers Park. Maron&#39;s known for his distinctive free-form style; during his sets he often launches into long, stream-of-consciousness storytelling.</p><p>While in Chicago, Maron was also booked at a special edition of <em>The Paper Machete</em> at the Green Mill in Uptown, an experience that he relayed in his stand-up set at the Mayne Stage on Sunday, and then again in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_303_-_brett_gelman">this week&#39;s edition of his podcas</a>t and in <a href="http://www.wtfpod.com/dispatches/entries/are_you_satan">a blog post on his web site</a>.</p><p><br />Maron said his overall experience in Chicago was very positive.&nbsp;&quot;I&#39;ve grown to really like Chicago because it&#39;s a real-deal place with its own integrity, its own history. There&#39;s beautiful neighborhoods, there&#39;s beautiful architecture,&quot; Maron said on his podcast. &quot;Chicago&#39;s got everything: good people. . . And quite honestly, all the people that came out to the Mayne Stage in Chicago &mdash; I want to thank that venue, I want to thank you. I honestly believe those are some of the best show&#39;s I&#39;ve ever done in my life. Something magic happened in this place over last weekend. I mean, I can&#39;t explain it to you. It&#39;s a great venue, the Mayne Stage. And it&#39;s really one of the best venues I&#39;ve ever played. I wish I could move the Mayne Stage theater from Chicago around on a trailer and travel with it. . . .I was at a comfort level and an open-heartedness that I&#39;ve never experienced before. I just want to say that those of you who saw some of those shows at the Mayne Stage saw something that was completely new to me and I was thrilled that you saw it.&quot;</p><p>But Saturday, things took an ominous turn. First, Maron showed up to the Green Mill, which he described as &quot;not a friendly venue to comedians&quot; due to <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/john-r-schmidt/2011-11-09/november-9-1927-violent-attack-smiling-joe-lewis-93738">its dark history associated with Al Capone</a>.&nbsp;&quot;There&#39;s definitely ghosts in the room,&quot; he said on <em>WTF</em>.</p><p>The crowd was well and good, at least at first; Maron described it as&nbsp;&quot;kind of an NPR-slash-hipster group, but giant nerd cluster I&#39;ll call it, in a loving way.&quot;</p><p>However, &quot;There&#39;s no nerd cluster big enough that&#39;s going to battle the spirits of that place,&quot; he said. &quot;So I walked in there in full-mystical warfare mode, which I don&#39;t get into much. . . there was that part of me that was like, dude, you&#39;ve been having great shows, you&#39;re going to have to take a hit. That was the guy inside of me that regulates my humility.&quot;</p><p>And lo and behold, something did happen: Maron had a run in with a woman he describes as, most likely, a <em>Machete</em> regular that did not end well: Maron eventually asked her, &ldquo;Are you f***ing Satan?&rdquo; after an altercation they had over where he was sitting.</p><p>&quot;If there&#39;s a moral to this thing, or any word of advice, is be careful: If you&#39;re walking around too open, you might become a payback portal for what broke a person,&quot; he concluded.&nbsp;</p><p>You can listen to Maron describe his experience at <em>The Paper Machete</em>&nbsp;on <em>WTF </em>or read his abridged retelling of the story on his web site. The audio above is from his actual set at the Green Mill, moments after he told the woman to &quot;get the f*** away from me.&quot; See if he really &quot;killed it,&quot; like he thinks he did.</p><p><a href="http://thepapermacheteshow.com/" target="_blank">The Paper Machete</a><em>&nbsp;is a weekly live magazine at the Horseshoe in North Center. It&#39;s always at 3 p.m., it&#39;s always on Saturday, and it&#39;s always free. Get all your&nbsp;</em>The Paper Machete Radio Magazine&nbsp;<em>needs filled&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/tags/paper-machete" target="_blank">here</a>, or download the podcast from iTunes&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-paper-machete-radio-magazine/id450280345" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></p></p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-08/marc-maron-comes-chicago-and-meets-satan-101563 Mayne Stage builds a musical dream team http://www.wbez.org/blogs/jim-derogatis/2012-05/mayne-stage-builds-musical-dream-team-99143 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="(Mayne Stage)" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/IMG_1172.jpg" style="height: 333px; width: 500px;" title="(Courtesy of the venue)"></p></div><p>As dream teams go, the crew of Chicago club and concert veterans recently assembled to run the newish Rogers Park venue <a href="http://www.maynestage.com/">Mayne Stage</a> can rival Marvel Comics’ legendary Avengers.</p><p>Located at the former site of the Morse Theatre, Mayne Stage was completely remade in 2009 in a spare-no-expense, $6 million renovation by Col. Jim Pritzker, perhaps the quietest and most grassroots community-oriented member of that vaunted family. Located on Morse Avenue between Clark and Sheridan, the venue has made some fans—<em>Chicago Tribune</em> jazz critic Howard Reich called it “one of the most acoustically and visually inviting small spaces in Chicago”—but it’s been slow to make its mark on the city’s broader musical scene, initially concentrating on comedy and cabaret.</p><p>That is poised to change. Six months ago, Mayne Stage—which has a capacity of 220 when the space is filled with tables and 400 when it’s a mix of standing room and the fixed seating ringing the floor and balcony—brought on one of the most famous names in the local rock world as its new general manager: Joe Prino, who co-owned and helped run Wrigleyville’s Metro with his better-known partner Joe Shanahan for 18 years, from 1982 until 2000.</p><p>Since his arrival, Prino, who also has had a hand in Double Door and at restaurants such as the Daily Bar &amp; Grill and Silver Cloud, in turn recruited some names with reputations and resumes that are just as impressive. Scott Gelman, a veteran of Jam Productions and Live Nation, Sean Duffy, whose Last Rites booked the Abbey Pub for 11 years, and David Chavez, a longtime fixture at the Hothouse, now handle the musical bookings.</p><p>Robert “Leroy” Fields, a veteran video programmer whose face is familiar to any seasoned Chicago club-goer, also has brought his expertise to Rogers Park, while another Live Nation survivor, Kate Darling, has been tapped as a marketing consultant. (Disclosure: While this blogger frequently sparred with Darling when reporting the many misdeeds of her former bosses, we nevertheless have been friends for two decades, and she did some consulting work for <em>Sound Opinions </em>when she left the Evil Empire.)</p><p>“Before I got here, the job was done by Chris Ritter, who had run the Lakeshore Theater, and he did a lot of comedy,” Prino says. “That’s what he knew, and he stumbled with rock ’n’ roll. It’s tough, because there’s never been more competition, and if you don’t know the agents, they won’t take your phone calls.</p><p>“I brought Scotty [Gelman] on first, because we had no booking policy at all. If I want to start a fire, I want a guy who has a big torch, and he has a big torch.”</p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><img alt="(Gene Ambo) Joe Prino, left, with Scott Gelman." class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Prino%20Gelman.jpg" style="height: 338px; width: 450px;" title="(Gene Ambo) Joe Prino, left, with Scott Gelman."></div><p>Since parting ways with Live Nation, Gelman mainly has been booking big-name heritage acts at private parties. His company, One Eleven Productions, has been eager to work with a permanent venue, however, and he recently partnered with Duffy, whose break from the Abbey last year followed that club’s sorry conversion from an underground rock venue to yet another sports bar, as painfully chronicled on reality TV.</p><p>For his part, Chavez long has excelled at showcasing rising world music and avant-jazz talents through his company, Sound Culture.</p><p>To varying degrees, most of these pros either have been screwed over by or grown tired of the increasing corporatization and intensifying competition plaguing the live-music world. Prino burned out on the grind early in the new millennium and left Metro for the world of real estate in Union Pier, Michigan, where his wife opened a small gift shop. But his return to the music world wasn’t only prompted by the real estate crash.</p><p>“To some extent, it’s like <em>The Godfather: </em>‘Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in!’” Prino says, laughing. “But look around you: I wouldn’t have come back if this wasn’t such an amazing room and such a great opportunity. [Pritzker] doesn’t know anything about the business, but he likes it and wants this space to really become something. He’s given me the freedom to explore, and I love the vision. We’re going to continue to be eclectic—we really want to try to do it all.”</p><p>“We have the opportunity here to be a great local gem in the neighborhood and to help serve Chicago’s music audiences on a larger scale as well,” Darling adds. “Live music consumers are tired of being treated like crap. This is an intimate room—the performers really are in the audience’s laps—and the sound is state of the art. There isn’t a bad sight line in the house. You can come here and valet park for $5, have a great dinner in a restaurant that’s starting to be noticed by the foodies, enjoy a craft beer or a really good cocktail and have a world-class musical experience. It’s a different paradigm: For once, you are not going to be treated like sh*t.”</p><p>“It’s about win, win, win,” Prino concludes. “The bands have a good time, the fans have a good time and we have a good time.”</p><p>The idea of “rock clubs for grown-ups tired of being treated like sh*t” isn’t a new one in Chicago. Over the last few years, the city has gained several comfortable, great-sounding rooms with top-shelf bars and good to great restaurants, including Lincoln Hall (500 capacity), the Bottom Lounge (700 capacity) and the new City Winery (300 capacity).</p><p>Already intense because of the number of venues and the challenge of competing with festival glut from spring through fall, the dinner-and-a-gig niche of Chicago's club scene seems to be growing particularly competitive. Mayne Stage’s rock bookings to date have been good but not great: Recent performers include Leon Russell and Queensryche singer Geoff Tate, while upcoming acts include Jon Anderson of Yes, the reunited Zombies, Howard Jones, Octopus Nebula and Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars.</p><p>“It’s not burning down the house just yet, but this is a slow, steady build where we’re exploring and refining and looking at what works in the room,” Darling says. And with a room as great as this one and a back office filled with so much talent and experience, it’s impossible not to share her enthusiasm.</p><p>“A lot of interesting things are happening here, and what’s most interesting is that there’s a gathering of energy,” Darling says. “It’s going to grow a little bit at a time, and as the crew becomes more comfortable and things get more streamlined, I think it’s going to take off like a rocket.”</p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><img alt="(Mayne Stage)" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/russell_crowd.jpeg" style="height: 331px; width: 500px;" title="(Courtesy of the venue)"></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 15 May 2012 08:43:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/jim-derogatis/2012-05/mayne-stage-builds-musical-dream-team-99143 Daily Rehearsal: Dionne Warwick, interior designer? http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-07/daily-rehearsal-dionne-warwick-interior-designer-92929 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-October/2011-10-07/dionnewarwick_flickr_istolethetv.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>1. Dionne Warwick, interior designer?</strong></span></span> The singer you know best from your easy-listening radio days in the 60s, 70s and 80s (and today!) has <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/8072248-421/dionne-warwick-to-design-black-ensemble-theater-interior.html">taken on the job of redoing the&nbsp;Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center</a>. "The color scheme will be in hues of reds, oranges, beiges, browns and grays," said Warwick. "It will be a vibrant, classy, comfortable space, with a modern chandelier and memorabilia of the theater’s decades of past productions exhibited on the lobby walls."&nbsp;I hope hope hope the theater isn't singing this tune:</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nFvLcCDvdEA" width="480"></iframe></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>2. The Pavement Group has announced their 2012 season</strong></span></span> with two world premieres; "Girl You Know It's True" and "Breaks and Bikes." None of this will open until the spring, but Pavement's Amuse Bouche will be at Collaboraction in December. That piece is a 24-hour play style situation, except there are 72-hours and six plays. Look for that December 9.</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>3. The <a href="http://imeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/comedy/14973981/live-review-doug-stanhope-at-mayne-">reviews </a>are in for Doug Stanhope</strong></span></span>'s <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-04/daily-rehearsal-yellowman-extended-92801">performances this week</a> at Mayne Stage. Also performing at the show was one Junior Stopka, who <em>TimeOut Chicago </em>calls out as potentially "the biggest breakthrough right now in Chicago comedy." And though the end of the show got a little rowdy, Jason Heidemann writes&nbsp;"I liked Stanhope so much that I wanted to knock on Stanhope's door in Bisbee, Arizona holding a bottle of whiskey. I don't think Stanhope would appreciate that, but I do think he'd let me in."</p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-07/welts.jpg" style="margin: 10px; float: left; width: 225px; height: 300px;" title="Um, ew."><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>4. Remember when Chris Jones <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-09-13/daily-rehearsal-joe-frank-returns-steppenwolf-91914">went to New York</a> to see <em>Follies</em>?</strong></span></span> You know, because <em>Follies </em>was coming to Chicago and it's important to do comparisons? He wasn't overwhelmingly excited about the New York production, but he's taken a look inside the future Chicago Shakes production helmed by Gary Griffin, and things are looking up. Though the subject matter seems to be repeatedly hitting close to home; "At the end of the night," <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/ct-ott-1007-jones-loop-20111005,0,5749907.story">writes Jones</a>, "you can stage it one way or another, play it on a dozen instruments or power up twice that number. <em>Follies </em>is about our inability to stop the debilitating passage of time."</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>5. Tonight it's <a href="http://www.annoyanceproductions.com/welts/index.shtml"><em>Welts </em></a>at the Annoyance</strong></span></span>, which sounds actually painful, if not metaphorically so. "Armed with a different type of weapon each week, the Welts Players inflict excruciating physical pain on one another while improvising a montage of freely associated scenes, based on a suggestion from the audience. Only two rules apply. Rule one: do not acknowledge the weapons. Rule two: use your weapon whenever you want." I hope for everyone's sake this is stage acting at its finest.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 15:09:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-07/daily-rehearsal-dionne-warwick-interior-designer-92929 Daily Rehearsal: Chris Tucker stops by Chicago http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-09-16/daily-rehearsal-chris-tucker-stops-chicago-92070 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-September/2011-09-16/chris tucker_flickr_jennifer davenport.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>1. I'm just going to throw this out here</strong></span></span>: "Have you ever had to pee so badly you could nearly taste it?" Um...<a href="http://chitheatreaddict.com/2011/09/15/get-the-scotchgard-circle-theatres-side-splitting-urinetown-may-challenge-your-bladder-muscles/">I don't know, Bob</a>. But go see <em>Urinetown </em>at Mayne Stage, I guess?</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>2. <em>BEER - The Puppet Musical</em> is up</strong></span></span> at the <a href="http://drinkingandwriting.com/">Drinking and Writing Theatre</a>, and they also have <em>The City That Drinks</em> going on as well. Neither are particularly family-friendly, but one is at 4 and the other is at 7 at Haymarket Pub and Brewery on Saturday, so take your pick.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-September/2011-09-16/chris tucker_flickr_jennifer davenport.jpg" style="margin: 10px; float: right; width: 201px; height: 350px;" title="Chris Tucker, back in the day (Flickr/Jennifer Davenport)"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>3. The Goodman has gotten a nice <a href="http://www.chicagobusiness.com/section/blogs?blogID=shia-kapos&amp;plckController=Blog&amp;plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&amp;uid=32246edb-06fb-4784-9008-b3233e7480b9&amp;plckPostId=Blog:32246edb-06fb-4784-9008-b3233e7480b9Post:a239b066-0fe9-4623-8766-adfdc28634e7&amp;plckScript=blogScript&amp;plckElementId=blogDest">chunk of change</a></strong></span></span>; a cool $10 million to add to their endowment. Of course, they're still $5 million away from the job, which prompted Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to say, "This is a no-brainer. Finish it." The money that's been raised so far includes cash from Shawn Donnelley, James Annable and his wife Susan, and Merle Reskin, all of whom donated $1 million.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>4. Chris Tucker will be at the <a href="http://www.thechicagotheatre.com/events/chris-tucker-chi092011.html">Chicago Theatre tonight</a></strong></span></span>&nbsp;at 7:30 (tickets are $55 to $75). He's currently on a <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.com/Chris-Tucker-tickets/artist/985154">stand-up tour</a> around the nation, and <a href="http://www.avclub.com/articles/chris-tucker-making-a-pretty-welltimed-comeback,61378/">it's all part of his master plan to take over the universe</a>.</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>5. Chicago comedy veteran Jimmy Carrane</strong></span></span> brings you&nbsp;<em>Improv Nerd</em>&nbsp;at Stage 773 <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-15/funny-man-jimmy-carrane-releases-his-inner-%E2%80%98improv-nerd%E2%80%99-92030">starting this Sunday night</a>. Carrane will interview comedy locals, and then do something interesting -- he'll engage in 20-minute improv scenes with said individual. Afterwards, they'll discuss how they thought the scene went and what their techniques were. It'll end with a Q&amp;A from the audience, but if you miss it all, you're in luck, because he's podcasting it. Carrane doesn't seem to mind <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/comedy/14940631/improv-nerd">comparisons to Mark Maron's <em>WTF</em></a>,&nbsp;and he's also probably well-suited to break down the improv, given that he's been <a href="http://www.jimmycarrane.com/">teaching it for some time now</a>. And, he used to have a show before on WBEZ -- <a href="http://www.prx.org/series/31304-studio-312"><em>Studio 312</em></a>. &nbsp;Former producer Justin Kaufmann says, "The challenge of this show will be how much Jimmy lets his guests talk. I kid, because I can."</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 14:16:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-09-16/daily-rehearsal-chris-tucker-stops-chicago-92070 Daily Rehearsal: Marc Maron takes over Chicago (and The Interview Show) http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-08-05/daily-rehearsal-marc-maron-takes-over-chicago-and-interview-show-90 <p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-May/2011-05-31/mzi.cedtdihh_medium.png" style="width: 300px; height: 300px; margin: 10px; float: right;" title=""><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>1. <a href="http://www.wtfpod.com/">Comedian Marc Maron</a> was <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-05/wtf-comedian-marc-maron-90172">on <em>Eight-Forty-Eight</em></a></strong></span></span> this morning talking about his new album and the podcast that's burning up everyones feeds, <em>WTF with Marc Maron</em>. He'll be at <a href="http://www.maynestage.com/Marc-Maron.aspx">the Mayne Stage</a> tonight and Saturday night this weekend.</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>2. Marc Maron is also at Mark Bazer's The Interview Show</strong></span></span> tonight at <a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/event/53079/">The Hideout</a>, with several other esteemed guests. Watch Bazer interview people, like he does. That is all.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>3. And speaking of The Interview Show and Mark Bazer</strong></span></span>, Bazer&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2011-08-05/i-hate-la-or-three-chicago-comics-leave-town-90168">celebrates three Chicago comics</a> who are have left/will leave for Los Angeles to make it big and never again grace us with their presence. "It's inevitable. Comics come here (or are from here), hone their skills and then head west in hopes of landing a part on the next&nbsp;<em>According to Jim</em>," says Bazer. He's speaking of&nbsp;Prescott Tolk, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-07-15/paper-machete-saying-goodbye-ken-barnard-89210">Ken Barnard</a> and Beth Stelling. Say your goodbyes, ladies and gentlemen.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>4.&nbsp;Chicago actress Jessie Mueller <a href="http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/04/for-chicago-actress-a-broadway-debut-opposite-connick-in-on-a-clear-day/">has also made it to the big leagues</a></strong></span></span>, never to return again. You've seen her <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-07-08/dueling-critics-shout-about-marriott-theatres-new-production-88875">recently in <em>Shout!</em></a>, <em>Merrily We Roll Along</em> and <em>Guys and Dolls</em>. and she will now be the lead in <em>On a Clear Day You Can See Forever </em>with Harry Connick Jr. on Broadway. Of her role in Shout!, Kelly Kleiman said, "And Jessie Mueller extends her streak...of outstanding work, continuing to show herself as&nbsp;<u>the</u>&nbsp;up-and-coming musical comedy star in these parts." Guess she was right!&nbsp;<em>On a Clear Day</em> opens in December.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-August/2011-08-05/radio goggles.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 139px; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>5. <em>Radio Goggles</em> is closing this weekend at Oracle Theatre</strong></span></span>. In my best cut and paste job: "Come to Oracle and gather around the old RCA tube set for an evening of entertainment unlike any other one-act play cycle going on in Chicago. Strap on a pair of genuine RADIO GOGGLES, and watch 3 vintage radio shows come to life. In Oracle’s performance style, the actual recordings are played over the sound system while the actors lip-sync, pantomime, and shadow-play to the recording. It’s a fun, irreverent style that builds on the expertise of those old time voice actors."</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Fri, 05 Aug 2011 18:22:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-08-05/daily-rehearsal-marc-maron-takes-over-chicago-and-interview-show-90