A New Way to Do Grief

My Fair Lady revisited

WWednesday, Sept. 28 from 1:30 to 3 p.m., River Forest Community Center, 8020 Madison St.: 

Charles Troy presents “The Creation of My Fair Lady,” part of the continuing Celebrating Seniors All Year Long series. In celebration of the Broadway show’s 60th anniversary, Troy traces the creative path of what some call the greatest musical of all time.

Enemy of the People

Sept. 30-Oct. 1 and Oct. 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 2 and 9 at 2 p.m., Madison Street Theatre, 1010 Madison St., Oak Park:

No, not Donald Trump. This is a play by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Arthur Miller. The Collective, the theater production company of Concordia University Chicago will perform the story of what happens when you stand by your truth against the majority.

The play is directed by Jason Narvy, associate professor and chair of the Department of Theater at Concordia. Between 1993 and 1999, Narvy portrayed the role of the comic villain “Skull” in more than 300 episodes of Fox Television’s Emmy-nominated “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” and its spin-offs. He is now a Chicago-based actor and director of theater. The Opening Gala will be Friday, Sept. 30, which will include light refreshments and a post-show discussion. General admission tickets are $15, with discounts available for students, seniors and CUC alumni. Purchase tickets online at CUCenemy.brownpapertickets.com, or by cash or check at the door before showtime.

The beautiful north

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Dominican University Performing Arts Center: 

Luis Alberto Urrea will appear at the Martin Recital Hall, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest to discuss his dual-culture life experiences the themes of love, loss, and triumph that he explores in Into the Beautiful North, the centerpiece of the NEA Big Read program. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and an American mother, Urrea is most recognized as a border writer, yet has said, “I am more interested in bridges, not borders.

Harmon rocks

Thursday, Sept. 29 at 8:15 p.m., FitzGerald’s Nightclub, 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn:

He legislates … and plays guitar. State Sen. Don Harmon of Oak Park will perform during “The Special Session,” a fundraiser for the legislating troubadour’s re-election campaign. General admission, doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8:15. For more information, call 708-524-2006 or email info@donharmon.org.

A New Way to Do Grief

Sunday, Oct. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m., St. Giles Church, 1045 Columbian Ave. Oak Park:

Former Oak Parker Tom Zuba presents “Permission to Mourn: A New Way to Do Grief.” Zuba, an author and life coach offers knowledge, wisdom and tools to heal hearts broken by the loss of loved ones, creating a safe, sacred space where you can heal.

In 1990, while living in Oak Park with his wife Patricia Brennan Zuba, Tom’s 18-month-old daughter Erin died suddenly. His 43-year-old wife Trici died just as suddenly on New Year’s Day 1999, and his 13-year-old son, Rory, died of brain cancer in 2005. 

His book, Permission to Mourn: A New Way to Do Grief is available in paperback and as an eBook at Amazon. A book signing will follow the presentation. For more, visit www.TomZuba.com.

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