John Lithgow to Bring STORIES BY HEART to Chicago Area, 11/2-3
Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor John Lithgow offers a touching and humorous reflection on storytelling as the tie that binds humanity when he performs the Chicago area debut of his critically-acclaimed one-man show, "Stories by Heart" at the ECC Arts Center, located in Building H on the Elgin Community College Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.; and at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.
Hailed as "Bravura storytelling" by Variety, Lithgow's "Stories by Heart" is a one-man theatrical memoire that offers a touching and humorous reflection on storytelling as the tie that binds humanity. Invoking memories of his grandmother and father before him, Lithgow traces his roots as an actor and storyteller, interspersing his own story with two great stories that were read to him and his siblings when they were children: "Uncle Fred Flits By" by legendary English humorist P. G. Wodehouse and "Haircut" by American sportswriter and playwright Ring Lardner.
Tickets for the ECC Arts Center Saturday, Nov. 2 performance of "Stories by Heart" are $65, and can be purchased online at http://tickets.elgin.edu or at the ECC box office located in the Arts Center. Box office hours are noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. To purchase tickets by phone, call 847-622-0300. All major credit cards are accepted.
A matinee performance will take place at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $55 - $75. For tickets or more info visit northshorecenter.org or call 847-673-6300.
The ECC Arts Center, located in Building H on the Elgin Community College Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, presents amazing artists in intimate theater settings. Delicious dinners prepared through a partnership with the ECC's award-winning culinary arts program often accompany events. Parking is plentiful and free.
For more information about the ECC Arts Center, visit tickets.elgin.edu or call 847-622-0300. The arts center also can be followed on Twitter attwitter.com/ECCArtsCenter. Become a fan of the arts center on Facebook atfacebook.com/ECCArtsCenter.