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Writers Theatre and select North Shore libraries are proud to present the twelfth annual From Page to Stage series as part of Writers Theatre's 2-16/17 Season. This comprehensive series of special events, lectures, workshops, and performances are designed to enhance and enrich your appreciation of Parade.
The list of events surrounding our 2017 production of Parade have been posted below! Sign up for our email list to receive more details and invitations to these events. All events are FREE of charge and open to the public. Reservations must be made per each event to secure your seat(s).
PAST EVENTS - 2017 FROM PAGE TO STAGE SERIES
From Page to Stage KICKOFF
Monday, May 15 at 7:00pm
Hosted by the Glencoe Public Library at Writers Theatre | 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe, IL 60022
Featuring: Writers Theatre Artistic Director, Michael Halberstam, and members of the Parade cast and creative team
How do you tackle a musical that is both epic and intimate in scale, both romantic and dramatic, inspiring and intense? Artistic Director Michael Halberstam will lead a discussion with members of the Parade cast and creative team as they prepare to begin performances for this celebrated musical. Stay after the discussion for complimentary coffee and desserts. This event is FREE of charge and open to the public.
Thursday, May 25 at 7:00pm
Hosted by Highland Park Public Library | 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park
Featuring: Hosted by a surprise guest!
Parade is a musical about an actual event in American history. See how much you know about the history of musical theatre – as well as other musicals about history - with a lively round of trivia, hosted by a surprise guest. Bring your A-game and let your competitive streak shine! This event is FREE of charge and open to the public.
Sunday, June 11 at 2:00pm
Hosted by Wilmette Public Library | 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette
Featuring: Jessica Gall, Associate Regional Director of Anti-Defamation League Chicago
The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all,” partially in response to Leo Frank’s ordeal that same year. We are honored to host representatives of ADL and discuss their history, the inclusive work that they do and the resonance of Parade in today’s society. This event is FREE of charge and open to the public.
Join us for a screening of this docudrama by Ben Loeterman, which uses transcripts of the actual words spoken by the participants in Leo Frank’s trial to dramatize those events. Put yourself in the shoes of a jury member as we grapple with the question: guilty or not guilty? This event is FREE of charge and open to the public.
Parade tells the true story of Leo Frank, a Jewish man falsely accused of murder in 1913 Atlanta. Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions (CWC) aims to reform the criminal justice system so that the events leading up to Leo Frank’s untimely end are not repeated. CWC attorney Judy Royal discusses common causes of wrongful convictions and the CWC's most significant victories, plus meet an exoneree who benefited from the CWCs work. This event is FREE of charge and open to the public.
BOOK & AUTHOR: Two Among the Righteous Few
Author Marty Brounstein reveals a riveting story of courage during the Holocaust, when Frans and Mien Wijnakker, a Catholic couple in a small town, saved the lives of over two dozen Jews in southern Holland, among them Mr. Brounstein’s in-laws. A book signing will follow.
Book & Author: Why?: Explaining the Holocaust
Peter Hayes, Professor of Holocaust Studies (emeritus) at Northwestern University, provides insights to his new book Why? With decades of experience in the classroom, this leading scholar shares a bold new exploration of commonly asked questions about the Holocaust, and explains why our understanding of the Holocaust must continue to evolve. Book signing will follow.
Free with the purchase of Museum admission*. RSVP required: ilholocaustmuseum.org/events
BILL GRAHAM AND THE ROCK & ROLL REVOLUTION
Take an electrifying trip through the 1960s-1980s and learn about the extraordinary life and career of rock’s greatest promoter, Bill Graham, the Holocaust refugee who promoted countless music legends - including The Grateful Dead, Santana, and Jimi Hendrix - and produced humanitarian concerts such as Live Aid to raise the consciousness of the world.
Free with the purchase of Museum admission*.
*WT Subscribers save $3 on Museum admission 7/23-8/31! Mention "Writers Theatre" at the ticket counter.
From Page to Stage is generously sponsored by Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin.
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