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August 2008

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Great Balls of Vinyl

Red Alert
Squashing a gigantic inflatable ball into tight spaces sounds a little like one of those Olympic events that didn’t score much NBC airtime (half-lightweight judo gets no respect). But artist Kurt Perschke’s RedBall Project—a public art installation in which a 15-foot vinyl ball makes its way across the city, stopping at…

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Sealed with a Kiss

Puppet Government
Puppets have always helped out with difficult lessons: Bert and Ernie taught the importance of tooth brushing; Kermit served as poster boy for the power of positive thinking. Now it’s time to take the…

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Fox News

Grounded in Fiction
The Chicago Air & Water Show dominates the skies this weekend, but there’s plenty to see at street level—for starters, a couple of theatre adaptations by local lit stars. Elizabeth Berg—she of New York Times best-seller list fame, who has been touted by everyone from Oprah to the American Library Association—has adapted her…

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Mod Hot Weekend

Splash HitThe dog days of August are so miserable, even local theatre is looking for a way to cool off. Fake Lake, a site-specific play from the The Neo-Futurists, uses the Welles Park Swimming Pool (2333 W. Sunnyside; 773-275-5255) as a stand-in for Utah’s Lake Powell, the backdrop for this coming-of-age…

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Gone Fishing

Catch of the Day
There are other summer rituals besides Lollapalooza to check out this weekend—mercifully, many of the air-conditioned sort. For starters, Friday marks the beginning of the Fillet of Solo Festival, Live Bait Theater’s annual roundup of one-man and one-woman performances…

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