The Columbia Chronicle

Local theater stages ‘Star Wars’-inspired panto play

By Brian Dukerschein

November 14, 2011

That’s no moon—it’s a debut theatrical production.Evanston’s Piccolo Theatre, 600 Main St., is premiering “Space Wars,” a play inspired by multiple science fiction television series and feature films, and written and performed in the style of traditional Victorian British pantomime, or “panto.”The play tells the story of Mark Sleepwalker, a young man who wants to escape his dreary existence of working in a din...

Death brings new life to art

By Brianna Wellen

November 8, 2010

A skeleton sat in a booth inviting curious passersby to spin the wheel. As it slowed, each person’s fate was revealed. One future read “death by Civil War reenactment” and another read “death by scorpion.” A painting across the room depicting the Grim Reaper floating behind a Dunkin’ Donuts coffee cup suggested death would come to someone after their typical morning routine. Images reminiscent of the Mexican ho...

New exhibit brings blog to life

By Luke Wilusz

September 13, 2010

In a building full of bone saws, scalpels, antique X-rays and other artifacts from the bygone days of medical history, an art gallery is the last thing one might expect to see. However, that’s not to say it feels out of place. In fact, it’s difficult to imagine a better home for Vanessa Ruiz’s “Street Anatomy” exhibit.The exhibit debuted Sept. 3 with an opening reception in the fourth-floor gallery of the Internation...

When church & art collide

When church & art collide

By Meryl Fulinara

October 13, 2008

In an unassuming building, nestled between condos and commercial space, sits a foundation unshaken, even from the wrath of the Great Chicago Fire, but not by the gentrification of Chicago's University Vi...

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