For Chicago's Improvised Shakespeare Company, there are no bad suggestions, "only good ones," assures Blaine Swen, the troupe's founder and artistic director.Hence, the suggestions that led to the gleeful anarchy of such spontaneous one-offs as: "A Midsummer Night's Menopause," "Green Eggs and Hamlet," "Titus Androgynous," "Romeo and Julio" and "The Rocky Hamlet Picture Show.
BLOOMINGTON — Talk about your midsummer night's dream of a family acting showcase.On stage at various points during the current Illinois Shakespeare Festival production of "Dream" are:Nisi Sturgis, best known for her role as June Thompson on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," playing both Hippolyta and Titania.Her husband of four years, Jason Coughtry, composer of the show's original song score and cast as both Puck and Philostrate.Nisi and Jordan's "almost"-3-year-old son, Owen, charming audiences...
Welcome to Bobworld, land of Bob Bogaert.Or, more lately, Robert F. Bogaert, which is how he's billed for his two homecoming performances this weekend, at 6 p.m. Thursday at The Outpost in Armington and at 7 p.m. Friday at Bonker's Place in Bloomington.It's also the name on his new CD, "When Aliens Go Dog-Tipping (vol. 1)," which he describes as "a musical non-career retrospective. " Under his name, in either form, he's been known to add the designation, "your Interstellar Troubadour.
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