WBEZ | Mechanical Advantage http://www.wbez.org/tags/mechanical-advantage 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