Sunday Night Sondheim – “Every Day a Little Death” (Carol Burnett)

“Every Day A Little Death” from A Little Night Music

Olympia Dukakis to direct “Botanic Garden”

botanic-garden-dreamteam.jpg Botanic Garden poster

It looks like award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis (who has won an Oscar, Emmy and an Obie) will be trying her hand at directing here in Chicago.  The world premier of Dukakis-directed “Botanic Garden“, written by Chicago playwright Todd Logan, opens on February 8th, with previews beginning the week before) at Victory Gardens Greenhouse (map). The play is a humorous look at a recently widowed woman who is exploring the dating scene, all while haunted with memories of her deceased husband.  Doesn’t sound like the type of subject that lends itself to comedy, which, of course, could make it all the more funny.  We’ll soon see…. 

Check out more about the play, including the inside scoop on acquiring Dukakis as the director, at the playwright’s entertaining blog: Todd Logans Desk (pictures courtesy of Logan’s blog)

FYI: There will be a post-show discussion featuring Olympia Dukakis immediately following these performances: January 30 and February 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10.