Chicago theater tidbits: Tom O’Horgan, Tuta Theatre, Rachel Rockwell, Oleg Bogaev

Tom O'Horgan's Wikipedia page Sheldon Patinkin, chair and collegue at the Columbia College Theater Department reminisces about about the late Tom O’Horgan, director of the original Broadway production of Hair. Sheldon Patinkin, worked with O’Horgan in the Playwrights Theatre Club in Chicago.  Read the article at the Chicago Reader’s Onstage blog.

Picture: Tom O’Horgan

aladdinExtended: Marriott‘s “Theatre for Young People” has extended their present production, Aladdin, through August 19th.  Directed and choreographed by Rachel RockwellAladdin features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, with the book adapted by Jim Luigs.  For show dates/times, go to Marriott’s website.

 

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Tuta Theatre hosts Reading of Oleg Bogav’s “Russian National Postal Service”

At 12 noon, Saturday, January 24th, TUTA headquarters are getting a whole lot more interesting. To help celebrate TUTA’s Chicago premier of Maria’s Field, in association with Chicago DCA Theater, playwright Oleg Bogaev will be coming all the way in from Russia. As an added bonus, TUTA is presenting a staged reading of Bogaev’s internationally acclaimed one act play: Russian National Postal Service, a rollicking and heartbreaking story of a lonely pensioner and the historical, popular, and other worldly figures of his imaginary correspondences. The reading, featuring actor Gary Houston, will be followed by a discussion with Oleg Bogaev about his work, his experiences, and the state of the art. Coffee and treats will be served up with this delightful event, and admission is FREE.

What: The Russian National Postal Service

Staged reading and discussion with playwright, Oleg Bogaev

When: Saturday, January 24th, 12pm

Where: The TUTA Loft, 2032 W. Fulton, Chicago, IL 60612

(3 blocks south of Grand, Just west of Damen)

How Much: FREE

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