Doug Deuchler has been reviewing local theater and delving into our history for Wednesday Journal for decades. He is alsoa retired teacher and school librarian who is also a stand-up comic, tour guide/docent and author of several books about Oak Park and surrounding communities. Here's your chance to tap into Doug's knowledge of local theater, film and history.
First off, let me clarify that although The Secret in the Wings is a collage of six fairy tales by the Grimm Brothers, this is not a show for children. We never meet Goldilocks or Snow White, Rumpelstilskin or Rapunzel. The episodes are all pretty dark — but they're also lots of fun.
The award-winning tour in which costumed interpreters portray assorted "residents" of the 140-year-old Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park at their grave sites has been a very popular event for two decades.