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.
I've often mentioned how lucky we are in this community that, in addition to our wonderful local professional theater venues, we also have several universities producing high-caliber shows at very affordable prices.
I'll cut to the chase. I seldom mention the cost of tickets to a production although that information is always included with my review. But this time I shall call attention to it because I think it's such a good deal. Admission to the one-woman show Big Giant Love at Madison Street Theatre is just $15.
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.