Sharon McGhee to perform at Steppenwolf Theatre

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Steppenwolf’s 2008 Traffic Series Continues With

The PocketBook Monologues

Continuing in their Traffic Series, whose goal is to illuminate the art of storytelling, Steppenwolf will present the multi-talented Sharon McGhee (picture above) in her show “The Pocketbook Monologues“.

As described by Steppenwolf:

The PocketBook Monologues is an engaging collection of stories from women of color that reveals their heartfelt emotions about intimacy, performed in the style of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, but from the Black female perspective.  The women’s brutally honest, funny and poignant recollections engage the audience in never-told stories about women’s connections to their “pocketbooks.”  “We talk about everything and have a lot of fun, but the underlying message is about the health of women and girls with an emphasis on HIV and AIDS awareness,” says WVON Radio personality Sharon K. McGhee, author and star of The PocketBook Monologues.  The one-night engagement also features La Donna Tittle, Deborah Crable, Ramsey Carey and Steppenwolf ensemble member Ora Jones, plus some surprise “celebrity” guests.

Tickets are $35, and the one performance will take place on Monday, January 14th at 8pm.  More information following the fold.

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“Little Women” gets Big Praises

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Marriott Theatre’s new productions of Little Women has received stunning reviews. 

As Sun-Times’ Hedy Weiss relays:

The depth of the acting, the clarity of the singing and above all, the complete trust placed in the human scale of the story are crucial here. Veteran director Joe Leonardo has cast the production ideally, and he and his performers have injected the show — the work of Allan Knee (book), Mindi Dickstein (whose lyrics are particularly lovely) and Jason Howland (music) — with a zestful energy, humor and clarity sorely missing before. And in Heidi Kettenring, his superb leading lady — who plays the role of Jo March, Alcott’s protofeminist alter ego — he has tapped genuine star power.

Speaking of “Mary Poppins”…..

While doing some surfing on YouTube, I found this hilarious trailer for “Scary Mary”.  Very funny!