Chicago born and raised actor Lusia Strus, who currently stars in the TNT series “Good Behavior,” recently came back to her hometown of Chicago to see the last performance of “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind”, the groundbreaking theater experience that billed itself as Chicago’s longest running show. 1,502 more words
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Chicago Tribune theater critic and culture columnist Chris Jones joins Justin to wrap up the year in Chicago theater. Chris talks about the new production of “Phantom of The Opera,” Christopher Wheeldon’s “The Nutcracker” at the Joffrey Ballet, “The Christians” at Steppenwolf, “Warpaint” heading to Broadway, the controversies surrounding The Second City and the Neo-Futurists, The Hypocrites canceling the rest of their season and what shows he’s looking forward to in 2017. 44 more words
Playwright and 'Urinetown' co-writer Greg Kotis: "You hope for the longest, richest life that the piece can have"
New York based playwright Greg Kotis joins Justin to talk about his career, how he became involved in theater, his time at the University of Chicago, working with the Neo-Futurists and Cardiff Giant, what the Chicago theater scene was like in the early 90’s, moving to New York City, co-writing the Broadway smash “Urinetown,” how expectations have changed for his work after having success, making a transition from comedy to drama, presenting “The Wayward Bunny,” a new play at the Ignition Festival at Victory Gardens Theater and how it feels to be back in Chicago. 29 more words
Longtime Neo-Futurist Rachel Claff and director Josh Zagoren join Justin to talk about “It Came From the Neo-Futurarium XI: Rise of the Neo-Futurarium,” the film festival that does staged readings of the best worst film scripts of all time. 56 more words
We have another wonderful show for you! On tonight’s episode of The Download, Justin speaks with our New Media Correspondent Scott Smith about Facebook replacing the 10 o’clock news, local singer-songwriter Jamila Woods talks about her career and critically acclaimed new record, Rachel Claff and Josh Zagoren introduce us to “It Came From the Neo-Futurarium XI: Rise of the Neo-Futurarium and we end the show with another rousing edition of #TheWorst with assistance from comedians Jen Bosworth and Elizabeth Gomez! 29 more words
Greg Allen, the Founding Director of The Neo-Futurists and creator of “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes),” joins Justin to talk about his life in theater, the early days of his working in Chicago, the concept of “neo-futurism,” trying to shift expectations, how audiences have changed over the years and taking “Too Much Light” worldwide. 29 more words