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Theatre Thu Dec 17 2009

Festivus for the Rest-iv-us: Dramatis Personae's Feats of Strength @ Strawdog Theatre

Deer.jpegFestivus, Frank Costanza's deliriously made-up holiday on Seinfeld, wasn't over until The Feats of Strength, a wrestling match between the head of the household and one unlucky party guest. This Christmas season, Chicago-based theater company Dramatis Personae wants to keep the tradition alive.

OK, so there won't be any wrestling. But there will be a Reindeer revolution, an electric turkey carver duel and a birthday party for Jesus in these six short plays, all original works that were written with the prompt "surviving the holidays" in mind. Should be a wild night, a celebration of all the feuding and dysfunction that make us so warm inside.

Dramatis Personae presents The Feats of Strength: Six New Plays for Surviving the Holidays, this Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. Performances are held at Strawdog Theatre, Hugen Hall (3829 N. Broadway). Tickets are $15; for ticket reservations please call 773.633.6683 or email: For more information visit or

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Frank Costanza / December 17, 2009 2:18 PM

Festivus 2009 - Charity for Children!
Supporting a new elementary school in Zambia (Africa)
Dec 18, 2009
8-11pm Murphy's Bleachers.
See link for invite details.
Raffle prizes include 2 roundtrip tickets on JetBlue Airways

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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Steve at the Movies Fri Jan 01 2016

Best Feature Films & Documentaries of 2015

By Steve Prokopy

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