WBEZ | #Frontpage http://www.wbez.org/tags/frontpage Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Flu bug forces Writers' Theater to postpone 'Aunt' http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/flu-bug-forces-writers-theater-postpone-aunt <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/travels with my aunt.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img height="443" width="300" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2010-November/2010-11-16/travels with my aunt.jpg" alt="" /></p><p style="text-align: left;">It's the time of year when &quot;the bug&quot; seems to be making the rounds of every workplace including theater rehearsal halls. Writers' Theatre of Glencoe has postponed the opening of &quot;Travels With My Aunt&quot; by nearly two weeks due to the triumphal march of flu and sniffles through the four-person cast and the company manager.</p><p>Director Stuart Carden estimates they lost a week of rehearsals and previews as they worked towards a press opening tomorrow night (Nov. 17). A weeks' postponement would run smack into Thanksgiving, so the decision was made to delay the official opening night until Nov. 30.</p><p>We also hear the production was going to utilize sound effects created live by a Foley artist, and<span style="">&nbsp; </span>then it wasn't, and now it is again. Perhaps the technical back-and-forth also is a reason for delay. Fortunately, this adaptation of the popular Graham Greene novel is set to run through March 27, so the two-week delay won't appreciably cut the run.</p><!--[if gte mso 9]--><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 16 Nov 2010 15:15:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/flu-bug-forces-writers-theater-postpone-aunt