This week, we are taking a short journey back to our first conversation with Ron Keaton, the producer, writer and star of the Jeff Award-winning one-man show, Churchill.
When we launched CONVERSATIONS at the Skokie Theatre in March 2016, we had no idea whether or not the program would have a second life on podcast. Live experiences being what there are, we made sure to capture this and subsequent conversations on tape and eventually released them on our CONVERSATIONS website. Earlier this year, after completing our 25th program, we began releasing our podcasts through the hosting site Libsyn. Now, you can access many of our Conversations on iTunes and Stitcher. Many, but not all, including our launch with Ron Keaton, which is now available to download everywhere for the first time.
Last fall when we debuted this conversation, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at SoloChicago and a performance of a selection from Churchill, we had strong activity on Twitter -- almost 39,000 impressions strong! So, you owe it to yourself to give this program and all the rest a listen, make them a favorite and share with your friends. You'll be glad you did. Be sure to watch for a few more surprises in the weeks ahead ... and stay tuned!
We are also featuring this week an FTA conversation with funnyman Ed Kross for your listening pleasure, and we are showcasing much more to do in and around Chicago this week, including: the not-to-be-missed production of Karen Zacharias' Native Gardens at Victory Gardens, the last weekend for Johnny 10 Beers Daughter at Chicago Dramatists, the return of Moby Dick at Lookingglass, the opening of Ah, Wilderness! at Goodman, Paul Marinaro and the rest of the schedule at Winter's, and, the cast of Spamilton coming to Monday Night Live! Be sure to check out Make Music Chicago, too!
- Chicago Dramatists - Johnny 10 Beers' Daughter through June 18th
- Northlight Theatre– Relativity through June 18th
- Chicago Shakespeare Theater - Shakespeare in Love through June 18th
- Drury Lane - Chicago through June 18th
- Theater Wit - Bright Half Life through July 1st
- Writers Theatre - Parade through July 2nd
- Victory Gardens Theater - Native Gardens through July 2nd
- Greenhouse Theater Center - Strangest Things! The Musical extended through July 8th
- Griffin Theatre - Ragtime at the Den Theater through July 16th
- Timeline Theatre - Paradise Blue through July 23rd
- Lookingglass Theatre – Moby Dick though September 3rd
- Museum of Contemporary Art - Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg
- Monday Night Live - with the cast of Spamilton at Petterino's June 19th
- Winter’s Jazz Club – Half off tix link
- Goodman Theatre - Ah, Wilderness! Opens this weekend June 17th
- Paul Marinaro at Winter's Jazz Club June 20th. Listen to our conversation with Paul HERE
- Make Music Chicago - Free concerts in public spaces citywide on the first day of summer June 21st
- Drury Lane - The Gin Game June 22nd
- Skokie Theatre – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee June 23rd
- Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project - June 24th
- Grippo Stage Company - The God of Isaac by James Sherman at the Piven Theatre July 8th. Listen to our conversation with James Sherman
- Theater Wit- Bonnie and Clyde August 27th