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Live Bait Theater presents its ninth annual showcase of one-person performances. The event features work by an array of well-known fringe artists--among them David Kodeski, Stephanie Shaw, Susan Karp, and Edward Thomas-Herrera--as well as a crop of emerging talents, including real-life police officers involved in Live Bait's Police-Teen Link program.

The festival previews on Thursday, July 29, and opens Friday, July 30, for a run through August 14. All shows take place in the Bucket space of Live Bait Theater, 3914 N. Clark. Tickets are $10 per show; previews are "pay what you can." (The show on Thursday, August 5, is also deemed a preview.) Tickets can be purchased by phone at 773-871-1212 or online at www.ticketweb.com. For more information, check www.livebaittheater.org.

Following is the schedule for opening weekend; a complete schedule is available online at www.chicagoreader.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 29

Chasing the Radio

Real Chicago cops take the stage with an evening of "true crime tales." The monologues, directed by Richard Cotovsky, were developed as part of Live Bait's Police-Teen Link workshops, which employ improv exercises and theater games as a vehicle for communication between city teenagers and police officers. 7:30 PM (preview).

Solo Sampler

Monologuist David Kodeski, known for his "True Life Tales" series, hosts an evening of short solo pieces. The performers--each allotted ten minutes--are Robin Cline, Mary Fons, Cavan Hallman, Susan Karp, Stephanie Shaw, and Dan Telfer. 9 PM (preview).

FRIDAY, JULY 30

Chasing the Radio

See listing for Thursday, July 29. 7:30 PM (opening).

Solo Sampler

See listing for Thursday, July 29. 9 PM (opening).

SATURDAY, JULY 31

Chasing the Radio

See listing for Thursday, July 29. 7:30 PM.

Solo Sampler

See listing for Thursday, July 29. Tonight's bill features Robin Cline, Mary Fons, Cavan Hallman, Stephanie Shaw, and Dan Telfer. 9 PM.

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

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