Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Circle Theatre in Oak Park has announced that it will be leaving the village for rented spaces in Chicago.
Oak Park will soon bid adieu to the Circle Theatre, 1010 Madison St. in Oak Park. According to the Forest Park Review, the theatre announced on Monday that it will soon leave the rented space they held performances at on Madison Street for the city of Chicago. Kevin Bellie, artistic director, told the Review that the troupe will now need to work to convince Oak Parkers to make the short commute to Chicago, instead of the other way around. The group plans to focus on four shows per year that will be held at various rented spaces in Chicago. To read the full story on the Forest Park Review, click here.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Another weekend, another chance to explore our amazing area.
Need local weekend plans? Look no further. Dave Rudolf Beach Party When/Where: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the River Forest Public Library, 735 Lathrop Ave. in River Forest. Why Go: Celebrate the end of the River Forest Public Library Summer Reading program. Hula Hoops and all sorts of other fun stuff will be happening. Price: Free The Women When/Where: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday at Circle Theatre, 1010 Madison St. in Oak Park. Why Go: Clare Booth Luce’s 1930s-era acidic comedy of the pampered lives and power struggles of wealth Manhattan socialites and up-and-comers. Price: Tickets are $22 on Fridays and Saturday; $26 for adults and $24 for seniors and students on Sunday. Henry V When/Where: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 7 p.m…
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Are you not entertained?
Kiwi tough guy Russell Crowe was bicycling through Oak Park on his way to Chicago over the weekend when he made a quick cameo at Circle Theatre. Russell, apparently staying in the Naperville area during shooting of the next installment of the Superman series, dropped in on the theater building, 1010 W. Madison St., on Saturday. According to Wednesday Journal, Crowe "became familiar with Circle Theatre through a colleague in the movie business, Oak Park's Catherine Ferraro, who worked as a double for actors on different film sets." The pair hit it off and remained friends, prompting a friendship that later resulted in a $50,000 donation to the theatre group — and Saturday's surprise appearance. In a June 26 tweet, Crowe wrote "Madison St …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Warmer weather means more great reasons to get out and explore Oak Park and River Forest.
Of course, there's Earth Fest, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Oak Park Public Works Center, and the debut of the Oak Park Farmers Market, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Pilgrim Congregational Church parking lot. But here are some of our other weekend recommendations. Know of more happenings? Please tell us in the comments or add it to the Events calendar. Free and easy! ROCK OUT FOR A CAUSE When/Where: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday at FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Road in Berwyn. Why go: Proceeds from this double bill concert, featuring The Webstirs and The Contractors will benefit Sarah's Inn, the Oak Park-based resource agency for abused women and their families. Price: $20 WHAT'S BLOOMING ON HARRISON When/Where: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday …
Thursday, February 17, 2011
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Thursday, February 17, 2011
THIRD FRIDAY GALLERY WALK When/Where: Friday evening, all throughout the Oak Park Arts District, which runs along Harrison Street from Austin Boulevard to Ridgeland Avenue. Why go: Many of the vibrant Harrison Street shops and restaurants keep their doors open after hours for browsing and, in some cases, special workshops. Price: Free to roam, but prices at galleries and restaurants vary. THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER When/Where: Preview performances begin Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at Circle Theatre, 1010 W. Madison St. in Oak Park. Why go: Hilarity ensues in director Mary Redmon's adaptation of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's comedy in three acts. Price: The weekend preview performances are $12. Ticket info for the main run here. …