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South Suburban Theater Festival

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All the world's a stage--even the world south of the city, where six professional, semiprofessional, and nonprofessional performing groups have banded together to request the attention of area audiences. This first-ever effort of its kind, conceived and coordinated by Michael Sean McCarthy, features 10 different productions in repertory over the next two weeks: November 13 through 29, with shows Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 7:30 PM; each show consists of two or three one-acts. Tickets: $7 per night at the door ($5 for seniors, $3.50 for students with ID); $15 for an unlimited festival pass. The South Suburban Theater Festival is hosted by the Fake Shrubbery Theatre Company, located at 21 Centre at the intersection of Lakewood and Western In Park Forest--right next to the Sears store. For ticket information, call 708-748-1240.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13

A Marriage Proposal

The South Suburban Theater Guild, a community group based in Tinley Park, performs Anton Chekhov's comedy.

The Zoo Story

Edward Albee's absurdist, ultimately violent encounter between two men on a New York park bench is performed by the Fake Shrubbery Theatre Company.

The Town Fryers

Martin Shannon's a man with a mission: he founded this group in 1991 "with the belief that Improv Comedy was not to be monopolized by the north side of Chicago." The ensemble performs sketches and songs under his direction.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Suppressed Desires

The Encore Theater, whose usual venue is the Condesa del Mar restaurant in Alsip, performs Susan Glaspell's comedy about a wife who seeks psychoanalysis.

The Hitchhiker

The South Suburban Theater Guild performs Lucille Fletcher's radio play, a ghost story she wrote for Orson Welles's Mercury Theatre in the 1930s; the piece is presented in the style of a live radio broadcast.

The Town Fryers

See listing under Friday, November 13.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15

The Drama Group Road Show: A Musical Revue

Founded in 1931 as the Chicago Heights Drama Group, this venerable community group performs an evening of songs by Rodgers and Hart.

Suppressed Desires

See listing under Saturday, November 14.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Broadway Tunes: A Musical Revue

Songs from shows, performed by the Fake Shrubbery Theatre Company.

The Zoo Story

See listing under Friday, November 13.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Broadway Tunes: A Musical Revue

See listing under Tuesday, November 17.

A Marriage Proposal

See listing under Friday, November 13.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19

A Marriage Proposal

See listing under Friday, November 13.

The Zoo Story

See listing under Friday, November 13.

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

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