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.
Ann Marohn gave the very first tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio on Saturday, July 17, 1974. And she'll be giving the first special tour at 5 p.m. on July 17 to kickoff the Wright Trust's 40th Anniversary Open House.
I know Shakespeare purists don't appreciate a change in period whenever a production uproots the play from the Elizabethan Age and transplants it into another era. But I often find such time shifts exhilarating. We not only get to enjoy the poetry and characters with fresh eyes and ears, but we experience heightened interest as we watch how the plot unfolds in its new time frame.
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.