WBEZ | Vittum Theater http://www.wbez.org/content/vittum-theater Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Encyclopedia Show: February 7th in History http://www.wbez.org/encyclopedia-show-february-7th-history-105289 <p><p>The Encyclopedia Show is a live variety extravaganza that commissions local and touring artists and experts from many disciplines to use their individual talents to present a verbal and musical encyclopedia entry each month. Though the show is accredited by the Institute of Human Knowledge and Hygiene, it is our ongoing mission to chafe against logic and proof, find meaning in obfuscation, and wrest truth from fact once and for all. &nbsp;This month, the topic of the show will be the day February 7th in history. With presentations on topics like the creation of Monopoly in 1935, the ruling on Prop 8 in 2012, and the Baltimore Fire in 1904, we&#39;re sure you&#39;ll learn more about this amazing one-of-a-kind day that only happens once every 365 days.</p><p>More information <a href="http://encyclopediashow.eventbrite.com/">here.</a></p></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:52:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/encyclopedia-show-february-7th-history-105289 The Encyclopedia Show: Fungus! http://www.wbez.org/encyclopedia-show-fungus-104606 <p><p>The Encyclopedia Show is a live variety extravaganza that commissions local and touring artists and experts from many disciplines to use their individual talents to present a verbal and musical encyclopedia entry each month. Though the show is accredited by the Institute of Human Knowledge and Hygiene, it is our ongoing mission to chafe against logic and proof, find meaning in obfuscation, and wrest truth from fact once and for all. This month, the topic of the show will be fungus in all it&#39;s wondrous forms and uses. With presentations on topics like beer made from yeast, the Mushroom Massacre of 1767, and Fungal Sinusitis, we&#39;re sure you&#39;ll take a lichen to our words and jokes, even if they are in spore taste. Performers and guests include&nbsp;<strong>Demetrius Amparan</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Stephanie Douglas</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Reggie Eldridge</strong>,<strong>&nbsp;Joe Meno</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Tim Baltz Schobert</strong>, and&nbsp;<strong>Lynda Barry</strong>.</p></p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 13:02:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/encyclopedia-show-fungus-104606 The Encyclopedia Show Presents Series 5, Vol. 3: Cults! http://www.wbez.org/encyclopedia-show-presents-series-5-vol-3-cults-103644 <p><p>The Encyclopedia Show is a live variety extravaganza that commissions local and touring artists and experts from many disciplines to use their individual talents to present a verbal and musical encyclopedia entry each month. Though the show is accredited by the Institute of Human Knowledge and Hygiene, it is our ongoing mission to chafe against logic and proof, find meaning in obfuscation, and wrest truth from fact once and for all.</p><p>This month we will be joined by <strong>Jamie DeWolf</strong>, a renowned slam poet who has been featured on HBO&rsquo;s Def Poetry, among other notable accomplishments, and many more fabulous contributors, including <strong>Rachel Claff</strong>, <strong>Robert Brown</strong>, <strong>Roy Ivy</strong>, <strong>Fatimah Ashgar</strong>, <strong>Jamie DeWolf</strong>, <strong>Tim Balz</strong>, and <strong>Berto Saldana</strong>.</p></p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:56:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/encyclopedia-show-presents-series-5-vol-3-cults-103644 The Encyclopedia Show presents Series 4, Volume 10: The Universe http://www.wbez.org/encyclopedia-show-presents-series-4-volume-10-universe-99495 <p><p>The Encyclopedia Show is a live variety extravaganza that commissions local and touring artists and experts from many disciplines to use their individual talents to present a different verbal encyclopedia entry each month. The Encyclopedia Show endeavors to build an age-integrated community cultivating accidental knowledge and irreverent lovingkindness. Though the show is accredited by the Institute of Human Knowledge and Hygiene, it is our ongoing mission to chafe against logic and proof, find meaning in obfuscation, and wrest truth from fact once and for all.</p></p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 19:30:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/encyclopedia-show-presents-series-4-volume-10-universe-99495 The Encyclopedia Show presents Series 4, Volume 9: Alan Turing http://www.wbez.org/encyclopedia-show-presents-series-4-volume-9-alan-turing-98559 <p><p>The Encyclopedia Show is a live variety extravaganza that commissions local and touring artists and experts from many disciplines to use their individual talents to present a different verbal encyclopedia entry each month. The Encyclopedia Show endeavors to build an age-integrated community cultivating accidental knowledge and irreverent lovingkindness. Though the show is accredited by the Institute of Human Knowledge and Hygiene, it is our ongoing mission to chafe against logic and proof, find meaning in obfuscation, and wrest truth from fact once and for all.</p></p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:17:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/encyclopedia-show-presents-series-4-volume-9-alan-turing-98559 The Encyclopedia Show presents Series 4, Volume 8: Puberty http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-04-04/encyclopedia-show-presents-series-4-volume-8-puberty <p><p>The Encyclopedia Show is a live variety extravaganza that commissions local and touring artists and experts from many disciplines to use their individual talents to present a different verbal encyclopedia entry each month. The Encyclopedia Show endeavors to build an age-integrated community cultivating accidental knowledge and irreverent lovingkindness. Though the show is accredited by the Institute of Human Knowledge and Hygiene, it is our ongoing mission to chafe against logic and proof, find meaning in obfuscation, and wrest truth from fact once and for all.</p></p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 20:05:29 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-04-04/encyclopedia-show-presents-series-4-volume-8-puberty The Encyclopedia Show presents Series 4, Volume 7: Supreme Court http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-03-08/encyclopedia-show-presents-series-4-volume-7-supreme-court <p><p>The Encyclopedia Show is a live variety extravaganza that commissions local and touring artists and experts from many disciplines to use their individual talents to present a different verbal encyclopedia entry each month. The Encyclopedia Show endeavors to build an age-integrated community cultivating accidental knowledge and irreverent lovingkindness. Though the show is accredited by the Institute of Human Knowledge and Hygiene, it is our ongoing mission to chafe against logic and proof, find meaning in obfuscation, and wrest truth from fact once and for all.</p></p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:54:27 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-03-08/encyclopedia-show-presents-series-4-volume-7-supreme-court The Encyclopedia Show presents Series 4, Volume 6: Candy http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-02-01/encyclopedia-show-presents-series-4-volume-6-candy <p><p>The Encyclopedia Show is a live variety extravaganza that commissions local and touring artists and experts from many disciplines to use their individual talents to present a different verbal encyclopedia entry each month. The Encyclopedia Show endeavors to build an age-integrated community cultivating accidental knowledge and irreverent lovingkindness. Though the show is accredited by the Institute of Human Knowledge and Hygiene, it is our ongoing mission to chafe against logic and proof, find meaning in obfuscation, and wrest truth from fact once and for all.</p></p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:21:44 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-02-01/encyclopedia-show-presents-series-4-volume-6-candy The Encyclopedia Show presents Series 4, Volume 5: Mesopotamia http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-01-04/encyclopedia-show-presents-series-4-volume-5-mesopotamia <p><p>The Encyclopedia Show is a live variety extravaganza that commissions local and touring artists and experts from many disciplines to use their individual talents to present a different verbal encyclopedia entry each month. The Encyclopedia Show endeavors to build an age-integrated community cultivating accidental knowledge and irreverent lovingkindness. Though the show is accredited by the Institute of Human Knowledge and Hygiene, it is our ongoing mission to chafe against logic and proof, find meaning in obfuscation, and wrest truth from fact once and for all.</p><p>Tickets are available for online purchase prior to each show via this link: <a href="http://www.encyclopediashow.com/EncyclopediaShow/This_Season.html">http://www.encyclopediashow.com/EncyclopediaShow/This_Season.html</a></p></p> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 11:17:16 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-01-04/encyclopedia-show-presents-series-4-volume-5-mesopotamia The Encyclopedia Show presents Series 4, Volume 4: Extreme Sports http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-12-08/encyclopedia-show-presents-series-4-volume-4-extreme-sports <p><p>The Encyclopedia Show is a live variety extravaganza that commissions local and touring artists and experts from many disciplines to use their individual talents to present a different verbal encyclopedia entry each month. The Encyclopedia Show endeavors to build an age-integrated community cultivating accidental knowledge and irreverent lovingkindness. Though the show is accredited by the Institute of Human Knowledge and Hygiene, it is our ongoing mission to chafe against logic and proof, find meaning in obfuscation, and wrest truth from fact once and for all.</p></p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:02:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-12-08/encyclopedia-show-presents-series-4-volume-4-extreme-sports