Daily Rehearsal: 'The Sixth Bullet', an original live movie event
2. The Dueling Critics took on Peer Gynt on Eight Forty-Eight this morning, the very selfish, very unlikeable main character of the eponymous play from Polarity Ensemble Theatre. Kelly says she "didn't understand anything that was going on onstage." But Jonathan points out that playwright Ibsen probably meant for it to be read, not performed, so maybe we'll cut this staging a bit of a break. (Doubtful.)
3. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul may have written a Chicago-specific musical (A Christmas Story, The Musical!), but Kris Vire says that's probably just for now. The duo "no doubt will see their work on Broadway soon", Vire wrote in TimeOut, calling out their impressive list of recent accolades, which extends far past Chicago. They were invited to attend the Sundance Institute Playwrights’ Retreat, and have also won a ASCAP Songwriter’s Fellowship Award.
5. Robbie Q. Telfer, who is the program director for Young Chicago Authors, as well as the cofounder and cocurator for The Encyclopedia Show, is praising all that live literature, in the Reader's Culture Vultures series.
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