Daily Rehearsal: Help out a friend, like Judy Fabjance, at Second City
2. Love, Loss, and What I Wore wasn't judged so highly by the Sun-Times - their headline labels it a "Great premise squandered." Citing little "cohesion and excitment," Hedy Weiss writes that "the Chicago edition of this show (essentially a 90-minute staged concert reading by five actresses), frequently feels under-rehearsed, with Nora Dunn, that veteran of stage and screen, the weakest link." She adds that "the price of a ticket would be better spent ordering Beckerman’s book and heading to your favorite shoe emporium for a new pair of heels." Ouch. (This is all part of Weiss' extensive coverage of this show, that I feel may have come to a close, but hopefully not.)
3. Redtwist brings us Elling this weekend, and there's such a history to it that they've outlined it in bullet points. I don't even have to do any reseach!:
- Blood Brothers, a novel written by Ingvar Ambjornsen (1996)
- Elling, a film adapted from the novel into a screenplay by Axel Hellstenius & Petter Naess (2001)
- Elling, a stage play adapted into English by Simon Bent (2007), premiered at Bush Theatre, then West End
5. Today at 2 pm, former Saturday Night Live castmember Nora Dunn will be at Second City (Again with the SC, I know, I know), I assume talking to the youth about her wise, wise words.
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