This Saturday June 4 at 6:15 p.m., the Chicago Story Collective, which includes Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon of Essay Fiesta, will be performing a special set as part of the Printers Row Fest’s Lit After Dark programming. This is a huge honor, and we really hope some of our dedicated fans will come out to support us. Our set is called “True Grit,” and it features true tales about the seamier side of the city.
Next Wednesday is another great show. Our friends at This Much Is True are producing a really unique event in conjunction with Steep Theatre. Read about it below:
Wednesday, June 8th @ 8 p.m.
Steep Theater (1115 W Berwyn)
Tickets – $12, $10 in advance. Advance sales – http://www.steeptheatre.com/news/news_events_interface.html
Please join us for an evening of live inspiration and the exploration of the common boundaries between music, art, and stories.
One by one, the storytellers of This Much Is True will share a personal tale. At the conclusion of each story, pianist Matthew Loren Cohen will play an original, improvised composition inspired by what he has just heard. For the duration of the show, artist Shawna Bowman will be creating a one-of-a-kind painting inspired by everything she experiences throughout the evening. This unique piece of art will go home with an audience member.
This Much Is True, Chicago’s most intimate storytelling series, is Dorrie Ferguson, Larry Kerns, Deanna Moffitt, and Scott Whitehair, with special guest Dennis Frymire.
Steep Theatre is recipient of the 2010 Broadway in Chicago Emerging Theatre Award and currently extending the run of their critically-acclaimed production of Festen.
MORE INFO – http://www.thismuchistruechicago.com/interface