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.
Writing self-promoting festive family updates ideally should put one in the proper warm, fuzzy spirit to face the holiday season. But actually creating one of these long-winded yearly epistles can be a rather daunting exercise.
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.