WBEZ | You Me Them Everybody http://www.wbez.org/tags/you-me-them-everybody Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: Holiday planning http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-11-14/daily-rehearsal-holiday-planning-94020 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-November/2011-11-14/11-21-11Ned.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>1. This super late, but if you missed the Sex issue of <em>TimeOut</em></strong></span></span>, (a clear yearly highlight in Chicago media) there's a article <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/theater/14986907/chicago-theater-artists%E2%80%99-stories-of-sex-and-nudity-onstage">full of fun stories</a> where performers talk about the most awkward time they had to simulate sex onstage. Eric Roach, a Factory Theater ensemble member, said his was a time when he&nbsp;"had to make out with and grope my director’s wife every night for a few months [in&nbsp;<em>Dead Wrong</em>, 2009]. Oh, and my wife was the assistant director. We called it the 'Summer of Divorce.'" Reviewer Kerry Reid talks about being asked about when she lost her virginity during a Neo-Futurist performance, when performer Greg Allen didn't realize until it was too late that she was a reviewer. Also if I wrote about this issue, call me out on it, because it feels super familiar, but search indicates that I'm good.</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>2. Speaking of naked/exciting times</strong></span></span>, does Joan Curto not look naked in <a href="http://chitheatreaddict.com/2011/11/13/joan-curto-offers-something-new-at-davenports/">this photo</a>? More importantly than objectifying her, she blew some people out of the water during <a href="http://www.joancurto.com/calendar.html">her cabaret show</a> over the weekend.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-14/11-21-11Ned.jpg" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left; width: 300px; height: 300px;" title=""><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>3. Get a jump on what you're supposed to take the in-laws to</strong></span></span> this holiday season with <a href="http://www.theatreinchicago.com/news.php?articleID=664">this roundup of the best shows</a>. And here's <a href="http://www.theatreinchicago.com/holidayplays.php">a fuller list </a>of every holiday show, for those who don't like their decisions made for them. There are A LOT of them.</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>4. And more on holiday-related affairs</strong></span></span>, <em>You, Me, Them, Everybody</em> will host <a href="http://www.youmethemeverybody.com/events/">a&nbsp;free holiday show</a>&nbsp;on November 21 at the&nbsp;Hungry Brain. There will be many holiday songs, and comedy.</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>5. Kelly Kleiman told me she and Don Hall</strong></span></span> got into a heated discussion about <em>Clybourne Park</em> last week. <a href="http://donhall.blogspot.com/2011/11/thoughts-on-clybourne-park.html">Here are his thoughts</a>: Hall says when watching it, he was reminded of a Second City sketch he saw a few years back that touched accurately on race relations in Chicago. Hall had hoped <em>Clybourne Park</em> would have "the same hot sauce in it to offend me, make me laugh, teach me something, make me argue, make me think for another twenty years. But it didn't."</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:06:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-11-14/daily-rehearsal-holiday-planning-94020 List: Three ways to see me live (and support Chicago's fantastic literary/performance art scene) http://www.wbez.org/blog/claire-zulkey/2011-09-27/list-three-ways-see-me-live-and-support-chicagos-fantastic-literaryper <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-September/2011-09-27/8x8-Sept-27.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><em>Before I promote my stuff, let me promote some more of my stuff: If you enjoyed the show </em>The Big C<em>, you can read my writeup of the finale <a href="http://www.avclub.com/articles/crossing-the-line,62290/">here</a> at the AV Club.</em></p><p>1.)&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-September/2011-09-27/8x8-Sept-27.jpg" style="width: 364px; height: 600px; " title=""></p><p>2.) <a href="http://www.bookcellarinc.com/event/witty-women-0">Witty Women at the Book Cellar on October 6 at 7 PM</a>: &nbsp;Featuring: <a href="http://www.jennsylvania.com/">Jen Lancaster</a>, <a href="http://www.staceyballis.com/">Stacey Ballis</a>, <a href="blogs/claire-zulkey">Claire Zulkey</a> (me!), <a href="http://www.guthagogo.com/">Amy Guth</a>, and <a href="http://www.wendymcclure.net/">Wendy McClure</a>. Eat, drink, and laugh with some of the best writers and humorists Chicago has to offer. Seating is limited so come early!</p><p>3.)&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-September/2011-09-27/FunnyHaHaHosts-lrg.jpg" style="width: 388px; height: 600px; " title=""></p></p> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 14:07:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/claire-zulkey/2011-09-27/list-three-ways-see-me-live-and-support-chicagos-fantastic-literaryper