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Live Bait Theater's showcase of one-person performances features old and new work by a slew of fringe artists, among them Stephanie Shaw, Lotti Pharriss, David Kodeski, Mark Gagne, Judith Harding, Karin McKie, Susan McLaughlin Karp, and (from Washington, D.C.) Kristin Garrison. The festival climaxes with a salute to the late James Grigsby, whose solo show Terminal Madness was Live Bait's first production in 1988.

The seventh annual Fillet of Solo Festival runs July 26-August 25 at Live Bait Theater, 3914 N. Clark; performances take place on the theater's main-stage and Bucket spaces. Tickets are $10 per show; a festival pass to all shows costs $30, and a pass to the two "Live Bait Bucket Solo Sampler" shows is $15. Call 773-871-1212 for reservations (tickets are also available on-line at; check for more

information. Following is the schedule for July 26 through August 1; a complete schedule is available on-line at



Stephanie Shaw's performance piece draws on her experiences as a mother, using the story of Sleeping Beauty as a starting point. See Critic's Choice.


Susan McLaughlin Karp shares the experience of her first pregnancy and her baby's stillbirth. Stephanie Shaw directs. See Critic's Choice.



See Critic's Choice.


See Critic's Choice.


Live Bait Bucket Solo Sampler #1: Seeking and Hiding

David Kodeski hosts an evening of short solo performances (ten minutes max) by Karin McKie, Kristin Garrison, Michael Lehrer, Susan McLaughlin Karp, and Stephanie Shaw. Bucket, 7:30 PM.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Dexter Bullard.

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