Fig liked the picture Tim Musho and I did so much, they are using it to promote their new photo studio. You can also see it in all its full-page glory in an ad in the next issue of CS magazine.
Cheddar Moon, a ten-minute play I wrote last year, opens this week at Donny's Skybox as part of a collaborative production between Second City and Chicago Dramatists. I caught a runthrough last night. It features the brilliant Kristen Secrist as the lovely, yet bearded lunch lady Doreena, Ian Custer as her rebellious lost love Nick and the ever reliable and always hysterical Mike Johnson as wormy Principal Tate. Jason Fleece directs. This is my first time working with Jason, Kristen and Ian and they are doing a fantastic job nailing the melodramatic tone of the piece. And Mike is always a blast. There's an awesome fight scene using soup ladles and novelty pencils choreographed by Sarah Pitard that makes it worth the price of admission.
The show runs Saturday nights in October at 10:30pm.
THE BS NEWS QUIZ OF THE DAY
Yesterday, I asked...
"The Old Town Ale House in Chicago is stirring up some controversy. They recently hung an original painting of what?"
17% said "Cheney sodomizing Bush"
- And lined up behind Cheney is China, Wall Street, Saudi Arabia and Putin.
12% said "Biden in a KKK outfit"
- And he's sitting next FDR in one of his TV-side chats.
6% said "McCain and Obama soul kissing"
- This only exists in my imagination. My sweet, sweet, imagination.
65% got it right with "Palin naked"
According to The Chicago Tribune, Bruce Elliott has painted a nude portrait of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and hung it above the Old Town Ale House, where it's now a prime attraction among his display of more than 200 celebrity portraits and other racy art.
I love the Ale House. Great jukebox - one of the best in the city - great divy atmosphere, one of the best places to celebrate or just chill after doing a show. Long live the Ale House!