TimeLine Theatre to hold panel disussion: "Race in America"

TimeLine Theatre announces “Race in America: A Discussion With No Walls,” a panel discussion open to the public on Tuesday, December 2, 2008, from 6 – 8 pm. The event will be held at the International House at the University of Chicago (map). Admission is free but reservations are encouraged; call (773) 281-8463 x24.

A House With No Walls is a provocative and innovative play that addresses not only race relations in this country, but also the challenges that come from trying to even discuss race relations,” said TimeLine Artistic Director PJ Powers. “Honestly, it’s not a conversation we’ve had enough at TimeLine, and we’re very much looking forward to engaging in that dialogue with a diverse audience from around Chicago at this special event.”

The discussion panel will include Dr. Harvette Grey, Dr. Eric Arnesen, Melissa Barton, Dr. Valerie Johnson and Dawn Turner Trice.

“A Discussion With No Walls” is inspired by and presented in conjunction with TimeLine Theatre’s Chicago premiere of Thomas Gibbons’ A House With No Walls, now playing through December 21.

Other Christmas Theater and Cultural Events

lawfer_ongreen Strawdog Theatre Company is presenting their annual holiday benefit “Strawdog Yuletacular 2008” on Monday, December 8th, 7-10pm, at Morseland in Rogers Park. The evening will feature a retro-style variety show with comedic sketches, a holiday cooking demonstration, a raffle and silent auction, and live, big-band style music provided by Strawdog’s guest band, The Jenn Rhoads Project. Sounds like fun to me!  Find more info here.



Steppenwolf Theatre has announced the final extension of their Christmas hit “Dublin Carol”, by playwright Conor McPherson.  The extended closing date will be Sunday, January 4th.  More info here.

comedysportzDue to popular demand, ComedySportz Theatre, now in their new home on Belmont and Clark,  has added extra performances for during the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas.  More info here.

UPDATE: ComedySportz will also be offering New Years Eve performances, at 6pm and 10pm.





On Wednesday, December 3rd, at 7:30, Loyola University will present its annual Holiday Concert, Joyola,  with performances from the Loyola Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Wind ensemble, University Chorus and Jazz band.  More info here.