Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Patch is partnering with Broadway in Chicago to give away tickets to see "War Horse" Dec. 23. One winner will be chosen from each of the 67 Patch cities/neighborhoods in the Chicago area.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Patch is partnering with Broadway in Chicago to give away tickets to see "War Horse" Dec. 23. The show is playing Dec. 18 through Jan. 5 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago. One winner will be chosen from each of the 67 Patch cities/neighborhoods in the Chicago area. Enter to win by registering for the free Patch e-newsletter using the form at the top of this page. War Horse is a musical stage show based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo. The show includes life-sized puppets created by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company. Tickets for the show are on sale now and begin at $30. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. To enter, sign up to receive the Patch newsletter …
Friday, February 25, 2011
The Oak Park and River Forest High School production of Once on This Island is low on dialogue and high on song.
Its title may be Once On This Island, but for Jiana Odland, it won't be the first time. The statuesque high school senior first appeared on stage at the age of six in the Village Players Theatre production of Once on This Island. Her last performance before leaving for college will be in the same musical, premiering Saturday at the Oak Park and River Forest High School Auditorium. This time Odland plays the Goddess of Earth, one of four deities who lead the protagonist, Ti Moune, on a journey to save her one true love. Set in Haiti, the story shifts between two contrasting societies: the sarong-wearing peasantry, to which Ti Moune belongs, and the Grand Hommes, descended from French settlers. First-time actress Annie Riles landed the part …
Friday, December 3, 2010
Arthur Miller play opens at high school Saturday.
Students at Oak Park-River Forest High School on Saturday will open the school's production of The Crucible, a 1953 dramatization written by playwright Arthur Miller. Although the plot of The Crucible ostensibly revolves around the Salem witch trials of the 1690s, Miller's intent while penning the play was to provide a rhetorical look at McCarthyism. According to a PBS American Masters profile, Miller was accused of sympathizing with communists and "called before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, and convicted of contempt of Congress for not cooperating." He wrote the play while "overwhelmed by postwar paranoia and intolerance." The OPRF version of the play is directed by Michelle Bayer. Tickets are available at the door and …
Friday, October 15, 2010
Almost showtime at Oak Park River Forest High School's Little Theater.
Oak Park-River Forest High School's theater season kicks off Saturday with the debut of The Sparrow, a tale of orphaned Midwestern high schooler Emily Book returning to her small town, ten years after a tragic accident claimed the life of her entire class. The play is directed by English teacher Avi Lessing and is acted entirely by OPRF students. Tavi Gevinson, the teen fashion blogger recently featured in The New Yorker, plays Emily Book. The show debuts 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the school's Little Theater. A second showing begins at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Sparrow returns for three more engagements, scheduled for 4 p.m. on Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 and 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23. Tickets are available at the door and cost $8 for adults and $6 for …