Elizabeth's Crazy Little Thing
|Date & Time:||Wed, 03/14/2018 - 9:00pm - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:00am|
A Once-in-a-Lifetime Edition of
Special "Fool for Love" Installment of Monthly Variety Show
For Elizabeth’s Crazy Little Thing show on March 14, we celebrate Elizabeth Harper’s 50th birthday (happening in March) with a special tribute to playwright Sam Shepard: a featured presentation of “Fool for Love” performed by Paul McComas and Megan Corse. Our theme, quite fittingly, will be “Fool for Love.”
Shortly after Megan Corse joined the cast of Paul McComas' & Maya Kuper's acclaimed stage show Unplugged: A Survivor's Story in Scenes & Songs in Summer 2016, Megan (local television, commercial and stage actor) & Paul (two-time Chicago Reader Critic's Choice desginee in Theatre & Performance) began to develop and perform an eclectic series of popular dramatic/musical shows. They've taken their collaboration everywhere from Evanston's Found Kitchen Cabaret, to Roberta Miles' Cafe Cabaret, to retirement communities—and even to a medium-security men's prison. Their performances have included the three-part "Best of the Bard: Shakespeare's Greatest Hits" (with a fully costumed excerpt of Antony and Cleopatra), the live music show "The Pop Music We Make—and the Artists Who've Inspired Us," and A.R. Gurney's Pulitzer-Finalist two-act play, Love Letters, among other programs.
Now, in memoriam to one of the great American playwrights—recently (July 2017) deceased Sam Shepard (a Fort Sheridan native)—the duo presents the first 20 minutes of Shepard’s masterpiece: 1983's Obie-Award-winning, Pulitzer-Prize Finalist one-act, Fool for Love. The performance serves as a sneak preview of Megan's & Paul's full show "Fools for Love: A Theatrical & Musical Tribute to Sam Shepard," debuting April 7 at Rock House/Glenview...
...but their take on Shepard's alternately funny and fiery drama comes to Elizabeth's Crazy Little Thing first, as a special 50th-birthday gift to the series' namesake founder and host! Come celebrate "Harper's Half-century" by experiencing the first half of a stunning play that—per its author—"is to be performed relentlessly."
We will have the usual open mic before and after the featured performance. And, of course, poems by Elizabeth Harper and the keytar stylings of ECLT co-host Rich Experience.
Phyllis’ Musical Inn is near the Division Blue Line stop
|Name:||Phyllis' Musical Inn|
|Address:||1800 W. Division Street, Chicago, Illinois 60622|