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.
There is currently a fascinating process on display at Madison Street Theater. The Concordia Theater Collective has mounted a production of playwright Aline Lathrop's evolving new work, The Benefit Committee.
The plays produced by 16th Street Theater usually stay with you for a while. I often find myself thinking about them for days, wondering what will happen next to the characters we get to know so intimately during these intense productions.
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.