WBEZ | The Opponent http://www.wbez.org/tags/opponent Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: Mike Daisey brings 'American Utopias' to the MCA http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-11/daily-rehearsal-mike-daisey-brings-american-utopias-mca-103591 <p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/mdaisey/status/264072544963948546/photo/1"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/large_1.jpg" style="height: 225px; width: 300px; float: right; " title="The set of 'American Utopias' (Twitter @mdaisey)" /></a><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Could there ever be <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/theater/15824206/mike-daisey%E2%80%99s-american-utopias">another article</a> about Mike Daisey</strong></span></span> without mention of <em>This American Life </em>and Apple? At least for now, no. Daisey is currently in Chicago for his piece <a href="http://www.mcachicago.org/performances/now/all/2012/881"><em>American&nbsp;Utopias</em></a>, which opens at the MCA Thursday, co-presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival. He&#39;ll also <a href="http://thepapermacheteshow.com/2012/10/31/113-lineup/">read at <em>The Paper Machete</em></a> on Saturday.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Speaking of <em>The Paper Machete</em></strong></span></span>, the WBEZ-podcasted reading series is <a href="https://www.facebook.com/thepapermachete/posts/103360996494557">officially moving to the Green Mill</a>, after a few trial runs, in December.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-opponent-at-a-red-orchid-theatre/Content?oid=7820781">Tony Adler describes</a> the performances</strong></span></span> of Guy van Swearingen&nbsp;and Kamal Angelo Bolden in&nbsp;<em>The Opponent</em> at A Red Orchid Theatre as something &quot;fans will be wanting to say they witnessed years from now.&quot;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- There<a href="http://thenewcolony.org/view/down_and_derby"> is a production</a> about real, live roller derby</strong></span></span> at the Red Tape Theater by New Colony. Will it be as good as <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQGPdXnb2Gg"><em>Whip It</em></a>? Can anything really be?</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:53:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-11/daily-rehearsal-mike-daisey-brings-american-utopias-mca-103591