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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Emmett Till doc @ Film Center

The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, a 2004 documentary about the infamous muder of a Chicago boy, plays at the Siskel Film Center tonight at 6:00 PM. This documentary provides evidence that a dozen additional suspects were involved in Till's murder, and prompted officials to reopen the murder case last year. Tickets are $9 for the general public, $5 for Film Center members, and $4 for SAIC students. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Opening: I Am My Own Wife, Goodman Theatre

After a pre-New York workshop run last year by About Face at the MCA, Doug Wright's one-man play I Am My Own Wife returns for a run at the Goodman Theatre. In the meantime it's won the Pulitzer Prize for drama and Tony Awards for best play and best performance by an actor for Jefferson Mays, who continues his acclaimed performance. Mays portrays the real-life figure Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a German transvestite antiques dealer who survived the Gestapo and the Stasi to become a gay rights leader, as well as 34 other characters. The play is based on Charlotte's autobiography and directed by Moisés Kaufman (The Laramie Project). Opens tonight at 7pm, through February 13, with tickets from $30-60. Full schedule and tickets at the Goodman website.

 

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