WBEZ | Shakespearience http://www.wbez.org/tags/shakespearience Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: Just for Laughs updates http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-05/daily-rehearsal-just-laughs-updates-99013 <p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>1.&nbsp;<a href="http://americanplayers.org/">American Players Theatre</a> 2012 season</strong></span></span> includes a new "<em>Shakespearience</em>"&nbsp;festival in August; it will include&nbsp;Vern Thiessen’s <em>Shakespeare’s Will</em>, <em>Troilus and Cressida</em>, <em>In Acting Shakespeare</em>, <em>Twelfth Night</em>. The rest of the season is <em>Heroes</em>, <em>The Royal Family</em>, <em>Richard III</em>, <em>Skylight</em>,&nbsp;<em>The Admirable Crichton.&nbsp;</em></p><p>2.&nbsp;<strong>Luna Negra Dance Theater</strong> and the&nbsp;MCA are teaming up for <a href="http://www.mcachicago.org/performances/now/all/2012/752"><em>Luna Nueva</em></a>, which is four performances June 7 through June 10&nbsp;with multiple pieces from Argentinean guest choreographer&nbsp;Diana Szeinblum;&nbsp;<em>Requiem</em>&nbsp;by company dancer and rehearsal director Mónica Cervantes; and <em>En Busca de</em> (<em>In Search of</em>) from Artistic Director Gustavo Ramírez Sansano.</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/nick%20offerman%20just%20for%20laughs.jpg" style="float: left; width: 300px; height: 156px; " title=""><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>3.<a href="http://www.justforlaughschicago.com/"> Just for Laughs</a> updates</strong></span></span> include Nick Offerman, a second show for Patton Oswald, TJ Miller, Brian Posehn and Kelly Carlin.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>4. More universally themed</strong></span></span>: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/13/theater/theaterspecial/once-and-other-shows-that-moved-to-broadway.html?_r=1&amp;ref=theater">revisiting a production</a>&nbsp;more than once a season, from Ben Brantley.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>5. The Goodman Theatre</strong></span></span> responded to <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-05/praise-theater-and-about-women-98981">Kelly Kleiman's piece</a> criticizing lack of female voices in their productions, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/GoodmanTheatre/status/200643921515266049">pointing out via Twitter</a> they've got three "fantastic" female playwrights for their 2012-13 season.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Thu, 10 May 2012 11:48:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-05/daily-rehearsal-just-laughs-updates-99013