WBEZ | Chicago is Burning http://www.wbez.org/tags/chicago-burning Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: Victory Gardens replaces 'Chicago is Burning' with 'Mojada', set in Pilsen http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-11/daily-rehearsal-victory-gardens-replaces-chicago-burning-mojada-set <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/pp-mojada.png" style="height: 375px; width: 300px; float: left; " title="'Mojada'" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>-&nbsp;Victory Gardens Theater&nbsp;is replacing <em>Chicago is Burning</em></strong></span></span>, the last production <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-03-21/daily-rehearsal-el-doctorow-discuss-march-97512">of their 2012-13 season</a>, with a new play by Associate Artist Luis Alfaro, entitled <em>Mojada</em>. According to the theater, it sounds as though Marcus Gardley&#39;s <em>Chicago is Burning</em> just wasn&#39;t quite done gestating: &quot;Victory Gardens intends to find the appropriate time to present&nbsp;Gardley&rsquo;s play&nbsp;when it&nbsp;is ready for production.&quot; <em>Mojada </em>is described as &quot;a breathtaking reimagining of&nbsp;Euripides&#39;&nbsp;<em>Medea&nbsp;</em>transported to&nbsp;Chicago&#39;s Pilsen neighborhood.&quot; As of now, <a href="http://victorygardens.org/enhance/calendar_Jul13.php">their schedule</a> has not been updated, but at left is the new production&#39;s artwork.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Never fear: <a href="https://www.theaterwit.org/tickets/productions/99/performances#top">Theater Wit</a> </strong></span></span>is of course bringing back <em>The Santaland Diaries</em> for the ninth year in a row.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>-&nbsp;Lookingglass has extended&nbsp;<em>Metamorphoses </em></strong></span></span>for <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/daily-rehearsal-its-getting-be-spooky-season-103077">a second time</a>, through the holidays.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- &quot;Not-for-profit theaters </strong></span></span>contributed nearly $1.94 billion to the US economy and attracted 34 million attendees, <a href="http://www.lastagetimes.com/2012/10/tcg-report-nonprofit-theatres-on-the-rebound/">according to&nbsp;<em>Theatre Facts 2011</em></a>.&quot; Additionally, the report indicates that theaters gained an audience of 3 million between 2010 and 2011, and income increased over 15 percent. Read more at the link.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 12:13:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-11/daily-rehearsal-victory-gardens-replaces-chicago-burning-mojada-set