WBEZ | Measure for Measure http://www.wbez.org/tags/measure-measure Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Artist Encounter: Robert Falls http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/artist-encounter-robert-falls-106793 <p><p>Goodman Theatre Artist Encounters bring together audiences and the artists who create the work on our stages in an intimate environment, for a behind-the-scenes look at the plays and the playmaking process. This month, listen to an in-depth conversation between&nbsp;<em>Measure for Measure</em> Director <strong>Robert Falls </strong>and<strong>&nbsp;</strong>the<em>&nbsp;Chicago Sun-Times&#39;&nbsp;</em><strong>Neil Steinberg.</strong></p><div>Robert Falls&rsquo; daring new production of <em>Measure for Measure</em> takes us into the heart of Shakespeare&rsquo;s dark comedy, in which virtue and vice collide&mdash;and lust and the law are inextricably entwined. His city caught in a moral free-fall, the Duke of Vienna hands over power to Lord Angelo, who enforces long-dormant codes of chastity with zealous fervor. When a pious young nun pleads for the life of her condemned brother, Angelo&rsquo;s response is surprisingly sensual&mdash;revealing a web of desire, deception and hypocrisy that infects every corner of society. (Intended for mature audiences.)</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/GT-webstory_2.jpg" title="" /></div><p>Recorded live Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the Goodman Theatre.&nbsp;</p></p> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 09:45:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/artist-encounter-robert-falls-106793 Daily Rehearsal: Diane Lane to shine her star on Chicago http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-07/daily-rehearsal-diane-lane-shine-her-star-chicago-100930 <p><p><span style="font-size: 14px; "><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- &quot;Relationships should be perfect</strong></span></span>. But the truth is even the good ones leave scars. Come experience a profoundly visceral night of theatre that explores a&nbsp; perfect relationship like one would look at the inverted, bloody sinews of a skinned animal,&quot; proclaims Cor Theatre&#39;s press release for <em>Skin Tight</em>. It&#39;s described as a &quot;high physical&quot; love story that includes &quot;erotic abandon.&quot; So, bring the kids! It opens August 28 in previews.</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/211179532_e7c48599d5_z.jpg" style="height: 432px; width: 300px; float: left; " title="Is this photo of Diane Lane with Robert Duvall in 1989 not amazing? (Flickr/Alan Light) " /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- My <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-06-27/daily-rehearsal-5-lesbians-eating-quiche-88391">weird obsession with <em>5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche</em></a></strong></span></span> can let its freak flag fly again, as the production returns for a brief run at the Center on Halsted before it goes to the New York International Fringe Festival. It&#39;s August 2-5. Only some of the original cast returns, which means some of the roles have been switched around and Mary Hollis Inboden is no more. She does have <em>Boss </em>and all.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- I had heard that TJ and Dave at Theater on the Lake</strong></span></span> were not throwing up their best performances, but it seems at least one member of the reviewing community disagrees. Writing for <em>Chicago Now</em>,<a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/the-fourth-walsh/2012/07/%E2%80%9Ctj-dave%E2%80%9D-theater-on-the-lake-taking-the-long-way-to-a-good-thing/">&nbsp;Jasleen Jaswal Vines loved it</a>, though cautioned that &quot;unless you like driving in circles around Lincoln Park looking for a free spot and then grudgingly ponying up to park at the zoo, I highly recommend biking down along the lakefront or taking public transit.&quot;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>-&nbsp;Writers&rsquo; Theatre and the Village of Glencoe</strong></span></span> received a $100,000 Our Town grant from the NEA which will go to creating a new theater in the town. The center is being designed by architecture star Jeanne Gang and they plan for it to be LEED certified.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- <em>Measure for Measure </em></strong></span></span>has been added to the Goodman&#39;s season as has star of stage and screen Diane Lane, who will star in <em>Sweet Bird of Youth.</em></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>-&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001-EUtlzQoRq6d5D8iz3HVkMs5epVx30qTV2G_axxMxsZQIqL5Rre9-cAhKoMPM1Yyt8Xa5xsb4e477VI8Yg5zJZ6sPe6CvK2XKMaD1bixlLhU0uJiw2ZqL1nZZGOL9egEwef1ENgPL6mrM-Dy7Ntz1Yt86iAQ_-9Uaq_-nan4cYvbmhlF1G4uCuZ37XCkBUNUUadWo8WgmK9uKKi8hZLq42GoLFamQh3o" linktype="1" shape="rect" target="_blank" track="on">The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP)</a></strong></span></span>&nbsp;is opening an American Rhythm Center where the who&#39;s-who of Chicago dance companies will work.&nbsp;</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email<a href="http://kdries@wbez.org"> kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 10:02:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-07/daily-rehearsal-diane-lane-shine-her-star-chicago-100930