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CourseGraphic Curtain Up! is based on three core activities: reading aloud the script of a play currently being presented in a Chicago theatre; attending the performance together; and returning to the classroom to discuss the total experience. It is an active and collegial way to participate in the rich Chicago theater scene. Before seeing each performance, we will read aloud and interpret the script together. After seeing the play as a group, we will discuss all aspects of the performance and give it a review. When available, a filmed version of the play will be shown, which can then be compared with the stage production. We will see four plays in theaters such as Steppenwolf, Lookingglass, TimeLine, Remy Bumppo, Goodman or Chicago Shakespeare; all are accessible by public transportation. Theater tickets are purchased at group/student rates. Before each performance, the group will have the option of dining together at a nearby restaurant. We find that the opportunity to spend time together in an informal environment adds to the collegiality of the study group. Please note that the plays we will cover in this course will be different from the plays in the Evanston version of Curtain Up! Use of Canvas is required.


Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Lisa D'Angelo2.Lynne Simon3.George Simon4.Dixie Johnson 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
3/3/2020 - 6/2/2020 Weekly - Tue 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Dixie Johnson  ; George Simon  ; Lynne Simon  ; Lisa D'Angelo  ClassRoom