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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

Strawdog Theatre Premieres Claustrophobic Thriller, DAMASCUS

Strawdog Theatre Premieres Claustrophobic Thriller, DAMASCUS

The Dueling Critics, Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel, review Strawdog Theatre Company's world premiere production of DAMASCUS. Plus, remembering director and choreographer Rachel Rockwell.

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"Damascus is a great vehicle for two strong actors and a careful director. And this production has the right stuff." - Jonathan Abarbanel

 Sam Hubbard and Terence Sims in DAMASCUS from Strawdog Theatre Company

Sam Hubbard and Terence Sims in DAMASCUS from Strawdog Theatre Company

Both the Dueling Critics recommend DAMASCUS. The production is running at Strawdog Theatre Company through June 23.

 Terence Sims and Sam Hubbard in DAMASCUS from Strawdog Theatre Company

Terence Sims and Sam Hubbard in DAMASCUS from Strawdog Theatre Company

On a somber note,  the Chicago Theater community lost a talented director and choreographer.  Rachel Rockwell passed away May 28th at the age of 49.  The Dueling Critics remember her fondly.

 Rachel Rockwell. Image credit Goodman Theatre

Rachel Rockwell. Image credit Goodman Theatre

Talking With Author Julia Fine About Her Debut Novel, WHAT SHOULD BE WILD

Talking With Author Julia Fine About Her Debut Novel, WHAT SHOULD BE WILD

Flying Creatures Set to Land on Wabash

Flying Creatures Set to Land on Wabash