Howdy! There’s very little time this week for a preview article. I’m sorry. I’ve been away for about a week. A family medical emergency stole me away to Minnesota. Once I’d returned to Chicago, my company was in full-on prep mode for this year’s “A Klingon Christmas Carol” which starts rehearsing on Friday the 3rd. So… Here’s a very brief note to go along with this week’s chart. Jackie, Maggie, and I are all seeing one show this week. Maggie is reviewing a show by Adapt, a number of whose company members I’ve had the pleasure of working with briefly in 2013. They are a young group made up primarily of former Oklahoma residents who came to the Windy City to do adaptations for the stage.
I return to see a show at Theo Ubique which features the music of Kurt Weill, who is one of my favorite composers. I’m looking forward to their review. Jackie is seeing a show called “Owners”, which I know very little about. There are a number of bigger openings on this week’s chart, but a few of them actually happen on Monday or Tuesday, which means that they are in previews right now. When I’m not reviewing, previews are the way I prefer to see shows. It’s not because I prefer to see something in an unfinished state, but rather I’m a theatre professional on a limited budget. If you, too, are lacking in theatre-going fundage, check out the previews that are on the charts this week. Remy Bumppo‘s got their first show of the season, “Both Your Houses”, opening on Monday. So, were I to not be choosing randomly, I’d hit them up on Saturday or Sunday this weekend to see the show a little before the press and the Jeffs committee does.
One last thing… a new group headed by my friend Whitney Jones is putting up their production of a show called “Run Chris Run“. This show is one that I’ve been keeping my eye on from afar, and I think you should consider taking it in up close if you get a chance.
Okay. That’s it for now. I must away to finish getting ready for all things Kling-y.
— Sorry, no randomness this week. That, in and of itself, is sort of random. So, there you go!