Short Story Theatre to Continue at New Location in Glencoe, 9/15
A break up, stranger danger, a piano player's lament, a doggy tale...Short Story Theatre presents an evening of storytelling by WGN'S Judy Markey, Rick Leslie, David Edler, and Denise Kirshenbaum, with original music by Rich Logan. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 15, in the theatre at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Avenue in Glencoe. Tickets are available or purchase on the theatre's website www.shortstorytheatre.com or at shortstorytheatre.brownpapertickets.com.
Short Story Theatre was founded in 2012 by Donna Lubow, Rick Leslie, and Susan Block and is dedicated to promoting storytelling as a vibrant, contemporary art form. Stories are creative non-fiction, based on personal experiences. The troupe melds writing skills and performance skills to entertain and inspire audiences.
Judy Markey spent twenty years co-hosting WGN Radio's "Kathy and Judy Show," and she's back on the air on Saturdays. The show won both state and national awards. She has published two novels and two collections of her nationally syndicated Sun-Times columns. She is a born talker, a born writer, and a born lover of storytelling, but....she's still scared of screwing up! Judy's story is entitled "Breaking Up is Easy to Do -- For Some People."
Rick Leslie is a former songwriter, adman, and network news producer and has been telling stories of one kind or another for over 35 years. Recently, he retired from the communications business and enrolled at Northwestern University. It inadvertently led him to an unexpected fourth career in the communications business - storytelling. We dare you to listen to his story!
David Edler has an MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program at Ohio University. He has worked at the Milwaukee Rep and the Hyde Park (NY) Shakespeare Festival. David has acted in off-loop productions of "As You Like It," "Working," "The Fantasticks" and "The 1940's Radio Hour," and has directed "Jaques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris" and Larry Shue's one-act - "Grandma Duck is Dead." David's story is entitled "Stop Banging!"
Denise Kirshenbaum has been writing since 2000. A one-one-one writing coach herself, Denise blends her writing experience with visual and production skills honed during a 20-year photography career to help clients of all levels achieve their writing goals. Her essays have appeared in literary journals, on the web and in national magazines, including "More." Denise's story is entitled "Carson's Big Adventure."