Opening This Week in Chicago



$30,000 Bequest –  Organic Theater

Cirque Shangai: Bright Spirit –  Navy Pier

The Duck Variations Theatre-Hikes

Hope VI Chicago Dramatists

The K of D: An Urban Legend A Red Orchid Theatre

The Last Ninety Minutes in the Life of Nikola Tesla –  University Theater at University of Chicago

Line Gorilla Tango Theatre

A Little Night MusicLight Opera Works

A Minister’s Wife Writers’ Theatre

Mountain Days: The John Muir MusicalTheatre-Hikes

Next Beer Is Here Chicago Center for the Performing Arts

Phenomenon of Decline Gorilla Tango Theatre

The Ride Down Mount Morgan Redtwist Theatre

Third Apple Tree Theatre

Women of Manhattan The Artistic Home

Theater Thursday: “Sexual Perversity in Chicago”

Thursday, June 4

Sexual Perversity in Chicago and Bobby Gould in Hell
Organic Theater Company at the Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (map)

Organic TheaterOrganic Theater Company returns to its roots with the 35th Anniversary production of Sexual Perversity in Chicago by David Mamet, which had its world premiere at the Organic in 1974, presented on a double-bill with Bobby Gould in Hell, Mamet’s darkly funny companion piece to Speed-the-Plow. Before the show, join the company at The Spread Bar and Grill  (2476 N. Lincoln Ave.) for a reception with appetizers and drinks. 

Event begins at 6:30 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m.
For reservations call 773.404.7336 or visit and use code “ELECTRA”

Next week’s Theater Thursday: Oedipus at The Hypocrites.

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Think Fast: Anima auditions, Rockin’ Messiah


  • Anima Young Singers of Greater Chicago (formerly Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus) is accepting new singers of all interested children and there is no pre-requisite for admission. Ensemble placements are being held now. Families are encouraged to call immediately for information or to schedule an appointment: (630) 858-2471.


  • This is an event I would never have imagined – Handel’s Messiah, on stage, with a rock beat (as opposed to a disco Beethoven’s 5th Symphony?).  Performing at the Auditorium Theatre, the production runs for 2 nights only, starting on November 20th (my birthday!).  For more info, go to  

Wednesday WordPlay

Quotes of Note

You pile up enough tomorrows and you’ll be left with nothing but a bunch of empty yesterdays. I don’t know about you, but I’d like to make today worth remembering.
            — Meredith Willson, The Music Man

It’s the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you’re mad, then dangerous, then there’s a pause and then you can’t find anyone who disagrees with you.
            — Tony Benn


Urban Dictionary

WORD: Facebook Alzheimers
DEFINITION: When you get a Facebook friend’s request from someone that you have no idea where you know them from. The worst part is you have mutual friends from work and school! You post messages on each other’s wall and they never know you have no clue as to how you know them.

WORD: Neighbornet
DEFINITION: What you get when you connect to your neighbor’s wireless (or wired, for that matter) internet, with or without his or her knowledge.  (aside: of course I’ve *never* done this.  Well, not since my neighbor moved – heehee)