Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ides of March

On this day a long ass time ago, a guy wrapped in a sheet was stabbed over and over again by a bunch of other guys wearing sheets until he was dead.

Why was he stabbed?  Was it because he was the first of many many people to make France look like a bunch of snail-eating pansies?  Was it because he nailed Cleopatra?  Was it because everyone had to do what he said?

I don't know; I never made it all the way through that play.  I mean, Shakespeare, right?  Talk talk talk talk talk.

But I do know once thing, and it's this: The Ides of March presents Vehicle.

Nothing like a song about a stranger luring people into his car with candy to get you ready for the day.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Last Minute Plug: SHOW TOMORROW

Hi everyone!

RvD is part of 'The Alternative History of Chicago Theatre' tomorrow at Chopin theatre in Chicago.  WBEZ is putting this on.

Here are the deets!

WBEZ Dueling Critics Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Arbarbanel will take the audience through memorable moments in Chicago’s rich theater history along with a panel of experts. Stitching the evening together, five local theater companies will perform a few of these moments with tongues firmly in cheeks.

To attend you must purchase tickets at wbez.org/events.

On stage:

...- Kelly Kleiman is a freelance writer on the arts, feminism, travel and social justice.
- Jonathan Abarbanel is theater critic for WBEZ and the weekly Windy City Times newspaper.


Critic Albert Williams, Broadway actor Kate Buddeke, and Victory Gardens' founder Dennis Zacek


Sketch comedy group Robot vs. Dinosaur, spoken word troupe BoyGirlBoyGirl, fringe theater companies The Plagiarists and RoShamBo Theater, and southside educational theater company Tofu Chitlin' Circuit


$15/general admission
$12/WBEZ members
$10/students (with valid ID)

More information: http://chicagopublicradio.org/Event_Detail.aspx?eventID=2099