WBEZ | Playwright Units http://www.wbez.org/tags/playwright-units Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: Playwright Unit participants announced http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-12/daily-rehearsal-playwright-unit-participants-announced-93089 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//blog/photo/2011-October/2011-10-12/dawkins2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-12/dawkins2.jpg" style="margin-left: 10px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: right; width: 150px; height: 212px; " title="Philip Dawkins (Photo by Nicole Radja)"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>1. Look into <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/theaterloop/ct-ent-1012-fear-city-review-20111011,0,3061353.column">Fear City with Chris Jones</a></strong></span></span>; "Halloween will be the last day for a remarkable new walk-though attraction that goes far, far beyond the typical theme-park, chain-saw grottoes or the suburban warehouses full of fake fog and cliched gore." My interest is piqued! "You may have seen scarier haunted houses than Fear City — although, on several occasions, I jumped halfway to the ceiling — but I very much doubt you seen a more artful or fully realized Halloween milieu." Open at 7 (at night of course).&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>2. The Goodman has announced their second annual</strong></span></span>, season-long Playwrights' Unit participants; they include Philip Dawkins, Nambi E. Kelley, Elaine Romero and Martin Zimmerman. At least one name shouldn't sound too unfamiliar; Dawkins you'll know from his show <em>The Homosexuals</em>. The point of the residency is to develop new plays, which they'll read in the spring. Get writing, y'all.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>3. <a href="http://www.lifelinetheatre.com/performances/11-12/13clocks/index.shtml"><em>The 13 Clocks</em></a> opens at Lifeline Theatre</strong></span></span> this weekend. It's a fairytale, but not one I've heard before: "Once upon a time, in a gloomy castle on a lonely hill, where there were thirteen clocks that wouldn’t go, there lived a cold, aggressive Duke, and his niece, the Princess Saralinda...." "Agressive"?</p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-12/Cinematic Titanic photo_1_full.jpg" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left; width: 300px; height: 240px; " title="Cinematic Titanic"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>4.&nbsp;Steppenwolf’s <em>Clybourne Park</em></strong></span></span> is&nbsp;now playing through November 13. New tickets for November 8 through the new, real end, go on sale this Friday at 11 am.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>5.&nbsp;Elgin Community College Arts Center is putting on "Cinematic Titanic"</strong></span></span>, a "feature-length LIVE movie" from those that brought you <em>Mystery Science Theater 3000</em>.&nbsp;<em>Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks</em> is at 7:30 pm, and <em>Blood of the Vampires</em> at 10 pm. I don't know which is better, so use your best judgment, or read the following blurbs. The former is "chock-full of angry villagers, grave robbers and (obviously) skinny dippers", and the latter has "blood-soaked action for the guys, tender romance for the ladies and unleashed demonic rage for the frightened child within us all." Wear your costume, they'll have the popcorn.&nbsp;</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 16:03:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-12/daily-rehearsal-playwright-unit-participants-announced-93089