Doug Deuchler has been reviewing local theater and delving into our history for Wednesday Journal for decades. He is alsoa retired teacher and school librarian who is also a stand-up comic, tour guide/docent and author of several books about Oak Park and surrounding communities. Here's your chance to tap into Doug's knowledge of local theater, film and history.
We don't often get a chance to cover the dramatic productions of Oak Park & River Forest High School on these pages, but currently there is a fascinating and unique show playing in the Little Theater that deserves attention.
Ihave always wanted to see The Threepenny Opera. When I was in junior high about 60 years ago, I won a jitterbug contest at someone's birthday party and received the 45-rpm record of Bobby Darrin's version of "Mack the Knife."
The award-winning tour in which costumed interpreters portray assorted "residents" of the 140-year-old Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park at their grave sites has been a very popular event for two decades.