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.
Open Door Theater has a fun musical revue playing right now called Route 66. It's a nostalgic, pop-tune-infused crowd-pleaser that is just the thing if you're in need of escapism from the rigors of winter or the latest news cycle.
The critically acclaimed Strawdog Theatre Company from Chicago's North Side is presenting their delightful, seasonal family show Hershel and The Hanukkah Goblins in our community at Temple Har Zion in River Forest.
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.