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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Obama Moving for Early Release of Elves Said to Be Secretly Held at Guantanemo


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Among the things that happens to a President-Elect of the United States is the gradual induction into the secrets of the Presidency. Rumors are starting to circulate that among the secrets recently revealed to the new President-Elect is that perhaps as many as two dozen of Santa's Elves were mistakenly detained while transferring planes in the United States on the way to destinations in the tropics and have been detained in Guantanemo Bay since then.

According to the rumor, the Elves travel profile matched those of terrorists because they had: paid for their tickets in cash, all had beards, were animated and excitable, spoke in an unidentified language, had unrecognized travel documents, and claimed to work at the North Pole. Apparently, this was the first time the Elves had not used Santa's own private travel transportation services due to an increase in the elf population at the North Pole, seasonal warming that made sections of the Polar Express impassable, and a flue bug that had most of the flying reindeer down that week.

The rumor continues that not only were the Elves denied access to counsel, but somehow no one at the White House noticed the inclusion of 24 of Santa's elves on the lists of those held for interrogation for the last five months.

It is further rumored that President-Elect Obama only became aware of the situation in time to push for the Elves release in time for the Christmas Rush, because of his position as President-Elect, his great interest in the Guantanimo situation, and was because he was personally reviewing, quickly, the list of detainees, when the name, Herbie, Dentist, Elf, North Pole, "jumped out at him off the page like the names Charlie Brown and Linus Van Pelt on the FBI's 10 most wanted's list." (Story to follow eventually.)

Obama has said nothing about the rumors so far, which started and have only circulated within the Peter Files Blog Offices thus far, and his chief of staff, Rob Emmanuel, has not been called or returned calls on this matter.

It should be noted that Peter Files Blog of Comedy rumors of this kind are generally specious and of no value other than entertainment whatsoever, but are generally satirical and humorous in nature only, and should not be believed.

However, should you believe these rumors, you may also believe in the ToothFairy, earlier reports that the Easter Bunny was detained at Guantanimo, and that it is possible to get away with selling a United States Senate seat when you are under direct investigation by the FBI.

Bush Officials have not commented on the matter. Of course, the parody-doxical question of whether either President Bush or Vice-President Cheney have been on the nice or naughty list since the invasion of Iraq is a nut that The Peter Files Blog Staff has been unable to crack.

Repeated efforts to send staff up to sneak a peek at the list have resulted in staff coming back, smiling, happy and full of hot chocolate, happy memories, and plied with candy canes and sweets. Though one short staffer allegedly has defected to the polar staff to take up with an elven lass named Lorien and now is much happier running a mass wrapping machine beside her.

The last rumor tidbit to, well report isn't quite the word, is that Santa, is unwilling to break elves out of any prison situation, though he did authorize repeated singing of off-key eleven tunes which has been reported to have had a "reverse-waterboarding" effect. This has kept the elves free from any real hardship during their stay it seems, also, the Marines stationed there themselves, immediately recognized the mistake but were apparently unable to move "higher levels of, a-hem, authority" into action.

Again, this amazingly unbelievable and non-credible rumor s as unsubstantiated as all the other drivel in this malarkey so, take it for what it's worth. Zip, zilcho, nada, a laugh.

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Avoid Looking Like an American Tourist - wikiHow


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Because of the Blagojevich stupidy-for-sale scandal, many in Illinois politics may be thinking about taking a quick trip out of the U.S., PERMANENTLY, so, I thought I might republish the link for you this easy wikiHow guide for How To Avoid Looking Like An American Tourist.

In these days when Americans are not always seen as popular overseas, though President-Elect Obama may be helping that image a bit now, fitting in is likely to be more important than before. So this could be timely whether you intend to escape to, er, visit, Argentina, Guatemala, Ireland, Blagoland, West-Ciceonia, or other places in the world you might like to visit. Notice I did not even hint at Sicily. Eh, Tony?

Here's one tip I didn't know. In other countries, ignore what Mom pounded into your head and use your left hand to use your fork. That's right, do what always felt natural all those years! Yes!

But, in general, to travel in other countries is going to mean more dressing up, giving up gym shoes and logos, wearing more black socks, and avoiding logos. Yup, looking like, THEM.

Well, that's the price of fitting in. But, as they say, when in Rome... That's the point isn't it? Learning about another culture by fitting in a bit. Learning a bit of the local patois, the lingo, and about the money, figuring out where you want to go first? That kind of stuff.

It's a pretty good article.

WikiHow's are Fun. Anyone can start one. I considered starting one called "HOW NOT TO APPOINT A REPLACEMENT UNITED STATES SENATOR" but I think between them Rob Blagojevech and Pat Fitzgerald have that material covered.

Wikiguides, are not always perfect, since anyone can start and edit them, but, they can be informative, with things you might not think of.

Ok, the Wiki-how link was supposed to transport the article to this blog in toto: here's what came:

How to Avoid Looking Like an American Tourist

from wikiHow - The How to Manual That You Can Edit


Clearly something went wrong. Now it might be my fault. I have not updated to the new customized, easier to use "widget driven" version of blogger. I just have my own clunky code driven version that I have edited by hand over the years, so it's mine, but not perfect.

So, I've pasted the text in myself. Here goes. Since Wiki's are changed, you have to go to that site to get the updates. So do that. OK?

How to Avoid Looking Like an American Tourist

As an American traveling in a foreign country, the last thing you want to do is stand out like a sore thumb. Not only do you have a greater chance of getting sucked into tourist traps, but you're also a more obvious target for getting mugged or even kidnapped. So, are you aware of the things you do, say, and wear that make you look like the stereotypical tourist?

Ditch the athletic shoes. White athletic shoes (otherwise referred to as tennis shoes, or sneakers) are stereotypically American. Any shoes that don't look like they were meant for exercise will suffice. If you do wear socks, make sure they're dark. Flip-flops are also very noticeable as American attire, unless you're in a country like Brazil where Havaianas reign, or Australia or New Zealand where the Brazilian flip-flops are also ubiquitous.
Buy accessories at local stores, especially ones that you see the locals wearing, like scarves. Sometimes not wearing something could signal that you are a tourist. For example, in some countries, hats or scarves are worn by the majority, or, in winter, most people might wear neck scarves. Also, head scarves in some religious establishments. It would be wise to research this in advance and be prepared to take something with you if you plan to visit religious places.
Avoid US brand name clothing with easily readable names (eg. Nike, Gap, Abercrombie, Patriotic, Texas A&M, etc.). In fact, don't wear any slogans (like "Virginia is for lovers") that will tie you to a specific place. Notoriously American brands are becoming more popular outside of the US due to globalisation, however, it's still a good idea to stick to non-slogan clothing.

Dress a little nicer than usual. Casual dress (wearing sneakers, sweatshirts, t-shirts, jeans, or shorts (especially athletic shorts) instead of slacks or skirts with shirts or blouses) is not as common outside the US. Jeans are not universally accepted as appropriate in all social situations. Take some pairs of trousers or slacks in lieu of jeans. And don't wear shorts, especially if you are a woman. Look around and see whether people tuck their shirts in, or leave them hanging out--sometimes this differs for men and women in the same country.
Dress appropriately for the local weather. Shorts and a t-shirt in cool climates (or winter time) are a clear sign that you are not in touch with the local weather.
Camouflage. What colors do the locals wear? Mostly black and other neutral shades, like in London, or bright, bold colors like in the Caribbean? Wear colors that you see the locals wearing. Your hot pink sweater vest or bright blue collared shirt might be fashionable in Minneapolis, but it won't fly in Budapest.
Leave your baseball hats, backpack and water bottles at home

Take whatever condiments they give you. Requesting typical US condiments (ketchup, salt, pepper, etc.) is a sure giveaway that you are an American tourist. Use the typical condiments in your host country, and if you don't like them or can't bear to eat without your American condiments, bring your own. Take small packets with you to use rather than insisting that the restaurant supply you with it.
Give up the ice. In many parts of the world, you will be served your drinks with little or no ice - much less than you're accustomed to in the US. Of course, if you want ice in your drink because that's how you prefer it and you're paying for it, you're perfectly entitled to ask for it...but the point of this article is to help you avoid being labeled as an American, and requesting ice is a definite giveaway, and be warned, the drinking water of some other countries aren't as safe as the water back at home... the water in the glass might be filtered, but the ice sometimes isn't, and with that you can get a bad case of food poisoning.

Eat local food. Many American tourists visit US chain restaurants for every meal, afraid to dabble in the local cuisine, but becoming a regular at the local McDonald's and Pizza Hut will tip everyone off that you're an American really quickly.
Use local table manners. For example, in Europe, a fork and knife are used differently than in the US. In some Southeast Asian nations chopsticks might be more appropriate.
Order like a local. In some countries, for instance, a salad is the last item served, not the first. In others, people don't eat what we in the US think of as a "salad".
Don't request decaf unless you can see in the menu that it is offered.
Don't ask for a seat in the "non-smoking" section, unless you already know there is one.
Don't insist on drinking “Coke” with every meal.

Keep the map out of sight. Pulling out and looking at your map in a public space is a no-no. Study it before you leave your hotel, and if you do need to consult your map, step into a store or any other less public place. Have the maps pre-folded so they may be easily accessed and read. Same goes for other items:

If you must use a dictionary to translate a sign or menu, be discrete. For example, copy down the words of the sign and move aside to a less public place to work out the translation.
Don't carry US newspapers, magazines or books in plain view.

Be quiet! Many Americans are recognized for being louder than is customary in other parts of the world. Large arm and hand movements and boisterous behavior should be avoided until you know how the locals act. Adults in many non-American cultures use lower voices in public places. Either way, you're always better off being a little more reserved and quiet, at least for starters, than blasting onto a foreign scene with your vitality and making the wrong impression.

Don't brag or be showy. When you pull things out of your bag in public to show your friends or family what you purchased, you might as well yell "I have money and I'm ready to spend it, unless you want to take it from me against my will!"

Avoid talking about the local people and culture. Something as seemingly harmless as "Oh, I just love the scarves here!" will mark you as a tourist. And don't assume people can't understand what you're saying, just because you said it in English. In many parts of the world, people are taught to speak English along with their native language.

Mind your personal space. Not every country is as "spacious" as the US (unless you're in New York City, where space is at a premium). When you're at a counter, for example, don't spread out your arms; when you're sitting down on the bus or train, don't stretch out your legs in a way that might get in someone's way.

(Don't put your) Hands in Pockets. If you are touring a religious place or a place of great national pride, it can be considered very disrespectful to have your hands in your pockets.

Don't chew a lot of gum. It's just not very common outside of the US, and even within the US, it's a breach of etiquette under some circumstances.
Don't wear your camera around your neck. When traveling to a foreign country, you are bound to take pictures. However, having a camera strap and wearing it around your neck for easy access is a sure way to look like a tourist. If you can, keep it in a pocket or in a purse and pull it out when needed.

Try to speak the language. Why not try to make an effort to speak the local language? It's a sign of respect and appreciation of the local culture. Learn a few basic words like "Hello", "Please" and "Thank you". Nobody will mind if your accent is not perfect; the fact that you've been willing to speak their language, even when you could well have spoken yours, is a thing that many people appreciate in tourists.

These are only guidelines. You can do whatever you want as a tourist, but this article outlines some things you might want to avoid doing if fitting in and avoiding unwarranted attention is a concern.

In the UK, most men wear closely-fitted, dark clothing. If you are visiting during winter months, a snugly-fitted jacket will help you blend in with the local crowd.
Avoid baseball caps if possible.

If you are travelling alone, especially a woman, buy the local newspaper and keep it under your arm when walking, or open it if on a bus or train.
Always buy a pair of local shoes - especially what people wear for comfort.

Don't wear a fanny pack. They make you a ridiculously easy target for pickpockets. A pickpocket could unzip the fanny pack and effortlessly take out the contents without you being aware.

If you look different (like if you have different color skin, or are more overweight or underweight than everyone else) people are going to think you're a tourist, or at least a foreigner, no matter what. But if you follow the steps above, hopefully they won't think you're a stereotypical American tourist, and they won't treat you as such.

It is best to wear your personal items such as money, ID, passport, credit card, etc. close to your body. You may not feel someone pulling objects out of your pocket. Inner pockets, or pockets on the front are easier to guard.

Don't hold your fork in your right hand. It makes Americans stand out from a distance no matter what they wear or which language they are speaking.

Related wikiHows
How to Be Safe in a Foreign Country
How to Travel Beyond the Tour Bus
How to Travel With One Bag
How to Get Cash when Traveling in Europe
How to Travel to India—Native Style
How to Travel Around the World

Sources and Citations
http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/travel_avoid.asp - Research source.
http://traveltravelfargo.blogspot.com/2008/04/17-ways-to-avoid-looking-like-tourist.html - Research source.

I hope you find this and other articles interesting. I know the last two months I have had less humor and more commentary and theater notices. There is a reason for that. My sense of humor is returning. Remember, with more than 650 posts, just hit the archives for lots of jokes on all kinds of topics, use the blue search box to find them.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Blago's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


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Now we've done it! After decades of hard work, we have finally surpassed Louisiana's record in political bumboozlery and allegedly confoundedly stupid greedy stupid behavior.

As commented on at: http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/12/09/borger.blagojevich/ whether they print it is up to them...

Like most of the public here in Illinois, when he ran for his first term for Governor, sick of the corruption in politics here and saddened by the George Ryan corruption problems, I liked Blagojevich's message, his style, what he had to say in his first campaign for Govenor, but now it seems, after his arrest and release on his own recognizance, like to get an honest job out of these folks at the top we have to wire them 24/7.

Today's events, the early morning FBI arrest of Illinois' Governor Rod Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff Ron Harris may not be the end of trust of all Government officials, but it feels like the beginning of the end. The only ray of hope was the continued refusal of the Obama people, as I read the warrant support affidavid even to consider payback of an kind.

I guess the worst part, the lowest part of reading the warrant support affidavit, was hearing the allegation and possibility (paragraph 73, page 44 of the Affidavit in support of the arrest warrant) that Mrs. Blagojevich may have initiated the idea of using the Tribune Company's  desire to sell the Cubs with financing from the State of Illinois as a way to solicit the firing of key Tribune Newspaper (one of many Tribune Company Properties) Editorial Board Members who had written anti-Blago editorials. (See the CNN story for the links). 

Oh, how I had wanted Patty B. to be free of any links to this mess. Maybe the Feds got it wrong and it was just a female aide in the Blagojevich home shouting a suggestion  to Blago and "Deputy Governor A "...to hold up that F******* Cubs S***.... F*** them" as a way mess up the Tribune board plan. At least she was not on the payroll of Illinois, and so not subject to these indictments(I hope for the kids sake). No more hints at bad language here. I have a standard to maintain. I guess he won't be appointing her for the Senate Seat as a last ditch bail out after all, or is he that stupid?

So, the Governor's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a lot worse than "Alexander's, Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" by wonderful Children's Author and Illustrators Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz because Alexander's day, well, read the story for that. In fact, you can use the Amazon.com search box or this link to buy it, but Blago's troubles are just staring.

We can now only hope for true reform in Illinois and other states to come from this debacle. The need for Gubernatorial appointments of Senate replacements is long gone. Special Elections, even, "horrors" without a primary can be mandated to happen quickly by law, with a follow-up general election.

Time to take out this model-T of an electoral process and junk it.

Unless of course, this is some kind of "Awful evil dream".*
*Leonard Vole - Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution

When Government becomes Parody, it may be time to find new Governors...

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Friday, December 05, 2008

Opening Night Arts Group Summer "Annie Jr." Program Auditions December 8th and 9th, 2008


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I got an audition notice for the Opening Night Art Group summer camp program that is auditioning Annie Jr. this Monday and Tuesday, January 8th and 9th for those between 4th and 8th grade. Sorry for the late notice, but I just saw it myself.

There is a fee for taking part in this program, and if you are cast you will be assigned to one of two casts, as described below. I assume the fees go to costumes, make-up, sets, and training fees for the instructors.

This may be the equivalent of a paid day camp but with a play production at the end. While payment is due on January 1st, they seem to have a refund policy. You may want to ask others at the auditions about their experiences at the group.

As a former Daddy Warbucks, I can say that Annie is a GREAT show. Don't think that the only good parts are for girls too. 

But I don't think I know this group so I can't endorse them. I can only pass along their information. Don't hold that against them though, just check them out when you get there. I don't think they could ask for money if they were not doing something good. The show is also a fundraiser for St. Jude's you could give them a call and see how much they got last year.

Their website looks pretty professional though - check it out. The links below to other parts of their website worked when I tested them.

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Auditions for Opening Night Youth Productions' Presentation of

Under the direction of Ms. Dee Hamilton

Opening Night Arts Group will be holding auditions for our Opening Night Youth Productions' presentation of Annie Jr. on December 8 and 9, 2008. These auditions are for a spot in the theatre program which will present Annie, Jr. during summer 2009. These auditions are not for specific roles at this time but are for a spot in the program. Specific roles will be cast next summer during the first few days of the program. This program is primarily intended for children with some prior acting, singing, and/or dancing experience. If you love to perform come on out and audtion - we want to see you! 

Proceeds from these performances of Annie, Jr. will benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Auditions will take place as follows:

You must register for an audition date.
We have a limit of 60 children per audition day.
Auditions are for children who are entering the 5th grade through entering 9th grade in the summer of 2009.

Auditions are on the following days:

Monday, December 8, 2008: 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008: 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Trinity Christian College
Ozinga Chapel Building
Choir Room and Recital Hall

When you register you will pick your preferred date for the audition. We will make every effort to accomodate your choice, however since there are only 60 slots per day you may need to audition on the other day. You will be notified via email of your audition date. Please be sure to provide a valid email address that you check regularly. You may register for an audition time here.

Please be prepared to perform as follows:


Come prepared in comfortable clothes. You will learn a routine at the audition.


Girls: Come prepared to sing “Tomorrow”.

Please click this link for music: http://www.broadwayjr.com/audition/auditionlist.asp?ID=1 Choose “Score” under “Annie” and scroll down.
Accompaniment will be provided at the audition.

Boys: Come prepared to sing “Easy Street”

Please click this link for music: http://www.broadwayjr.com/audition/auditionlist.asp?ID=1
Choose "Score" under "Rooster & Lily" and scroll down.
Accompaniment will be provided at the audition.

You can hear a recording of it by clicking: http://www.broadwayjr.com/store/showkitproduct.asp?oid=3

Come prepared with an age appropriate 1 minute monologue. The selection may or may not be memorized, actor’s choice. Monologues may be checked out at the library or found online.


Once auditions are complete, the director and producer will choose the program participants. You will be notified via email as to whether or not you have been accepted into the program. Please note that the director and staff will make the decisions they feel will be best for the production and their decisions are final.

We are looking forward to seeing the many talented children we have in our area. The Opening Night Youth Production's Summer Theatre Program promises to be an exciting and rewarding experience for all involved.


There is no cost to audition. Once a child has been notified that they will be in the Opening Night Youth Production's program, fees will be as follows:

$300 for Opening Night Arts Group Members
$325 for Non-members

Fee payment will be due in full by January 1, 2009. Payment plans are available.

The refund policy for this program is as follows:
Registration cancelled by March 31, 2009 - Receive a full refund of registration fees
Registration cancelled by June 29, 2009 - Receive a 50 percent refund of registration fees
After June 29, 2009 - No refund will be given

If you would like to
become a member of Opening Night Arts Group you may do so here.

Annie Jr. Summer Program Schedule


June 29-July 23, 2009
Mondays-Thursdays 9 a.m.-noon
Trinity Christian College
Ozinga Chapel building
Choir room and Recital Hall

Monday, July 27 - Monday, August 3, 2009
Weekdays 9 a.m.-noon (including Friday)
Trinity Christian College Communications Building
Marg Kallemeyn Theatre

Trinity Christian College Communications Building
Marg Kallemeyn Theatre

WHITE CAST:Tuesday, August 4, 2009 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 6, 2009 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 8, 2009 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 7, 2009 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 8, 2009 3:00 p.m.

More information will be provided during auditions and in future emails. If you need assistance now, you may contact us here.

Click here to go to the auditions registration page.

So that's the story. Since there are quite a few parts for boys, especially 7th and 8th grade boys, so don't feel that boys would not have a chance here. In fact, I think you would be at an advantage percentage wise in getting a good part. Since many of the "Adult" roles in Annie are men's roles. FDR, etc. However, this is Annie, Jr. and I don't know how it is different.

If you go for an audition - break a leg!


A Night of Variety I just noticed that the group is going to do "A Night of Variety" on January 23rd and 24th

Join us for a night of singing, dancing, and comedy as members of the Opening Night Performance Group and Take A Bow Performers entertain you!

Andy Avalos of WMAQ-TV Channel 5 is the Master of Ceremonies

This performance will assist Opening Night Arts Group in continuing our mission to provide contributions to charities throughout the year.

Two Nights Only!

January 23rd and 24th at 8 p.m.

Marg Kallemeyn Theater
Trinity Christian College
6601 W. College Drive
Palos Heights, Illinois

Tickets $17 for members / $20 for non-members
Tickets purchased online will be available at will call at the theatre on the evening of the performance.

Split-the-Pot Raffle! Entertainment galore! Refreshments!

This is a family friendly show so bring the kids along for a great night of entertainment.

We are asking that everyone who attends bring at least one item to be donated to
Operation Support Our Troops. These items will be delivered in care packages
to the men and women on active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is a great way
to show your support to the troops and provide them with much needed and
appreciated supplies. The organization has requested the following supplies:

1. Toilet paper

2. Hand sanitizer (12 oz or less)

3. Lotion for men (16 oz or less)

4. Canned nuts (20 oz or less)

5. Jelly (plastic jars only, 32 oz or less)

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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Wheaton Drama Presents A Year With Frog and Toad on Weekends Nov 21 - December 14


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A Year With Frog and Toad at Wheaton Drama

Wheaton Drama, Inc. (WDI), located at Playhouse 111, 111 N. Hale Street in downtown Wheaton, prepares to open its second show of the 2008-2009 season, with the Tony Award-nominated family musical, A Year With Frog and Toad.  (Map Link)

Steve Schroeder (left) as Frog and Chris Bruzzini as Toad in A Year With Frog and Toad. 
Photo courtesy of Jo-Ann Ledger

A Year With Frog and Toad will be performed from November 21 – December 14. Shows are Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $21 each, or a Family Four Pack is available for $76. Visit www.wheatondrama.org for more information.
The cast includes: Chris Bruzzini (Toad), Geri Larson (Bird, et al), Carrie Pyykkonen (Squirrel, et al), Margo Raube (Squirrel, et al), Amy Royle (Bird, et al), Steve Schroeder (Frog), Lori Skubich (Snail, et al), and Stuart Vance (Bird, et al).

The show is directed by Carla Mutone, assisted by Tony Farruggio. Production management is by Mary Beth deBolt and Dawn Herbst. Ginger Stephens Terlep is the music director. Choreography is by Carla Mutone and Tracy Adams, and Becky Poole will stage manage.

Director: Carla Mutone
Publicity: Polly Ludena at publicity@wheatondrama.org
www.wheatondrama.org or call 630-260-1820

Other shows in WDI’s exciting 2008-2009 season include;
by Ira Levin, A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, and the season finale, City of Angels*, with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel, and book by Larry Gelbart.

*Note: I've been in City of Angels and it is an amazing film noir musical and not to be missed when done well. Come to think of it, the only play in Wheaton Drama's season I've not been in is Frog and Toad and if it matches up to the likes of the others, it should be a no-miss for any potential theater goers. Deathtrap is a spine-tingling murder thriller that is the definitive word on the murder thriller, while  A Streetcar Named Desire remains Tennessee Williams greatest work on man's heated passions, anger, regret and madness all rolled up in the faded hopes and dreams of New Orleans misty past where it might only take a bit or red paper to create a bit of magic, and an old record to create the romance of the past.

So while I am not familiar with the group, per say, I think it's worth a look-see. Their play reading and selection committee has certainly done an admirable job in picking shows that are entertaining and worth the trek. That is usually the sign of a group worth patronizing. If you do go, let me know what you thought, in case I don't get to go and review it myself.

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