Citadel Theatre, Lake Forest Open Lands combine to offer family treat.
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Thursday, October 13, 2011
Citadel Theatre and Lake Forest Open Lands are again joining forces on a theatre trek for the whole family, staging the romantic true-life story of Edgar Allan Poe amidst the fall backdrop of Lake Forest Open Lands’ Mellody Farm Nature Preserve, 350 N. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. Performances are Oct. 20-22 and Oct. 27-29, starting promptly at 4:30 p.m. This is the ideal environment for the mystery and suspense in the dramatic and romantic life of Poe, father of the American short story, author of such beloved American poems as “The Raven” and “The Telltale Heart.” The drama unfolds at a series of outdoor performance stations, with refreshments afterwards provided by Whole Foods Market-Deerfield. Participants should dress warmly, wear …
Twelve Angry Men will honor late Lake Bluff resident Jay Criche.
Monday, May 23, 2011
CenterStage in Lake Forest will dedicate its series of American plays to an individual or organization starting in November with Twelve Angry Men. The performances will be staged in an intimate setting with the audience seated onstage in the midst of the performers. Twelve Angry Men, by Reginald Rose, will be directed by Barbara Anderson, and will honor Lake Bluff resident Jay Criche, who recently passed away. Criche was one of the founders of CenterStage in Lake Forest 40 years ago and producer of such theatre classics as Under Milkwood (1983), I Never Sang for my Father (1980) and Bells are Ringing (1971). The initiative is in response to last fall's staging of Our Town when the audience was seated on stage next to the performers, …