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Events Wed Dec 29 2010

Poet's Life Celebrated in Local Wonders

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The life and work of Ted Kooser, 2004-2006 Poet Laureate, takes to the stage with song in the Chicago Dramatists production of the musical Local Wonders. The Chicago Tribune calls Kooser "a clear-eyed, populist poet of the prairie" and says "if you hail from Iowa or Nebraska, especially the southeastern reaches (what Kooser calls "The Bohemian Alps"), and you find yourself missing home this holiday time, then Local Wonders should offer some balm." Prairie Home Companion fans would probably dig it, too. Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. The remainder of show runs December 30 through January 9, Thursday through Sunday. Click here or here for tickets.

 
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