WBEZ | Sweet Bird of Youth http://www.wbez.org/tags/sweet-bird-youth Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: At end of run, 'Sweet Bird' performance canceled due to Lane's laryngitis http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/daily-rehearsal-end-run-sweet-bird-performance-canceled-due-lanes <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/sweet%20bird%202.jpg" style="float: right; height: 214px; width: 300px; " title="Diane Lane and Finn Wittrock in 'Sweet Bird of Youth' (Photo by Liz Lauren)" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- People</strong></span></span> <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/too-much-light-dance-party-salon-series/Content?oid=7737866&amp;storyPage=1">are still loving </a><em><a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/too-much-light-dance-party-salon-series/Content?oid=7737866&amp;storyPage=1">Too Much Light</a>...&nbsp;</em>so a reminder: go see it!</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- David Mamet&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://thewoods.eventsbot.com/"><em>The Woods </em></a></strong></span></span>is being put up by Mechanical Advantage: &quot;At a New England lake house, Ruth and Nick spend their first weekend together as a couple. Isolated in the woods, these two lovers inhabit a world that feels like our own but is also magical and otherworldly.</p><p>During their time in the woods, away from the city, Ruth and Nick tell stories to one another about the animals who live in the lake, the history of their families, martians, and a mysterious brown bear who may be living under the house. However, the power of storytelling never solves the couple&rsquo;s fundamental problem: does their relationship represent true love?&quot;</p><p>If you bring a guest the creators don&#39;t know, they get in for free, which, if you don&#39;t know them, is a pretty good deal.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- The <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/stage/15938128-421/goodman-cancels-sweet-bird-performance-due-to-diane-lane-illness.html"><em>Sun-Times</em> reports </a></strong></span></span>that the Goodman has canceled tonight&#39;s performance of <em>Sweet Bird of Youth </em>because lead actor Diane Lane has come down with laryngitis. She should be back tomorrow; the production closes Sunday, which means some people will get a gift certificate to a future show, and others will be rescheduled for the rest of the week.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:05:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/daily-rehearsal-end-run-sweet-bird-performance-canceled-due-lanes Daily Rehearsal: Connections, connections http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-connections-connections-102659 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/david cromer.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Gorilla Tango Theatre</strong></span></span>&nbsp;wanted <em>me </em>to let <em>you </em>know that they are looking for people to audition<a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-07-06/daily-rehearsal-how-start-your-own-theater-company-88795"> for <em>A Nude Hope</em></a>, which I&#39;m sure you are aware is a burlesque show about <em>Star Wars</em>. But you gotta be 21. Auditions are this Saturday; if you&#39;d like to reserve one, email a headshot and resume to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:mariecurieosity@gmail.com" target="_blank">mariecurieosity@gmail.com</a>. Oh and a reminder: &quot;May the force be with you.&quot;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- In other weird productions</strong></span></span> to <a href="http://www.theatreinchicago.com/auditions/industrydetail.php?AuditionID=2262">audition for:&nbsp;<em>Fifty Shades of Plaid&nbsp;</em></a>&nbsp;is one option.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- This Sunday</strong></span></span>,&nbsp;Victory Gardens&nbsp;will be screening the documentary <em>Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry</em>; their play <em><a href="http://www.victorygardens.org/onstage/equivocation.php">Equivocation</a>,</em> is also running now. The connection?<em> &quot;</em>Ai Weiwei and Shakespeare&mdash;as depicted in Cain&rsquo;s play&mdash; are artists fighting to speak truth to power in difficult times and both refuse to allow their work to be used to prop up what they see as corrupt regimes,&quot; said&nbsp;Director of New Play Development Geoffrey Jackson Scott in a statement.</p><p>And guess who that production stars? Marc Grapey, who was spotted at Sunday night&#39;s <em>Sweet Bird of Youth</em> at the Goodman. You may know Grapey from his brief but memoral cameo role as J.J. Mitchell on <em>Sex and the City</em>. His attendance at <em>Sweet Bird</em> makes sense (not that anyone has to have a reason to go to the theater), given his connection to David Cromer, who directed the production&nbsp;(they won a Jeff award together in 2003 for&nbsp;<em>The Cider House Rules - Part I</em> at the Famous Door Theatre in Chicago, Illinois).</p><p>And speaking of Cromer; here&#39;s an <em>Interview Show</em> interview with him:</p><p style="text-align: center; "><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KRh6xo1ItdE" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-connections-connections-102659 Daily Rehearsal: 'Sweet Bird of Youth' extended before official opening http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-sweet-bird-youth-extended-official-opening-102550 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/sweet%20bird%20of%20youth.jpg" style="height: 375px; width: 300px; float: left; " title="" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Dave Thomas,who you know best from SCTV,</strong></span></span>&nbsp;is doing a &nbsp;two day-long workshop at Second City&#39;s Training Center October 24-25 called&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.secondcity.com/training/chicago/coursecatalog/383">How to Sell Your Comedy and Make Money</a>.</em> The cost is $175 for one day and $300 for two. On the 26th Thomas will host a Writer&#39;s Salon that will be $20 and sounds like an abridged version of the training.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>-&nbsp;Tony Award winner and director</strong></span></span> Mary Zimmerman <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2012-09-18/afternoon-shift-150-ranking-first-families-102499">came to <em>Afternoon Shift</em></a> and talked about her work on <em>Metamorphoses</em>.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- <em>Sweet Bird of Youth</em></strong></span></span> hasn&#39;t even officially opened yet and it has been extended through October 28, adding five performances.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 11:28:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-sweet-bird-youth-extended-official-opening-102550