gzintrview1.jpg

Hi.

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.

Theatre Review: NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS

Theatre Review: NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS

The Dueling Critics, Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel, duel over Black Button Eyes Productions' premiere NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS: THE STORIES OF JOHN COLLIER.

LISTEN HERE

"It's a 75-minute piece, that relates six short stories, all by mid-20th century British writer John Collier. And they've been adroitly adapted and directed by Ed Rutherford. And each has whimsical twist." - Jonathan Abarbanel talking about NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS.

 Image courtesy of Black Button Eyes Productions

Image courtesy of Black Button Eyes Productions

The work of British author and screenwriter John Collier is the source material for a world premiere production titled NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS. Presented by Black Button Eyes Productions, a Chicago-based company that was founded about 4 years ago with a mission to present new and seldom-seen works containing elements of fantasy.

nightmares-05.jpg

Although horror isn't Kelly's sensibility, both Critics recommend Black Button Eyes Production of NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS.

It's running at the Athenaeum Theatre (Studio Two) through September 15.

nightmares-02.jpg
Ancient Persian Poem Inspires Participatory Dance In Burnham Park

Ancient Persian Poem Inspires Participatory Dance In Burnham Park

Chicago-Area Heisenberg Uncertainty Players Make Music Outside the Big Band Box

Chicago-Area Heisenberg Uncertainty Players Make Music Outside the Big Band Box