2. The Great Follies smackdown has arrived, and “It’s a draw!” says Bob Bullen. “Both productions, as varied as they are, have their weaknesses and strengths, which, in the end, makes both productions equally well-worth seeing.” These productions are, of course, Follies in New York, and Follies right here at Chicago Shakes.
3. TEDx Midwest was this weekend, with TEDxYouth@Midwest bringing out some absolutely fabulous (theater) folk. Like Joan Cusack. Were you there? Are you young? How was it?4. A Chicago writer who sometimes tells stories for the theater who you might remember from a recent Machete performance about Rookie magazine, Megan Stielstra, has a great piece on Claire Zulkey’s blog today about turning 30.
5. The Congo Square Theatre moves to Stage 773, away from their longtime how at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts. The newly revamped space has gotten a lot of attention lately; the grand opening of their new space was yesterday. You’ll note that just a year ago, Jonathan Abarbanel put Congo Square on an endangered species list of Chicago-area theaters.
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