Solo Schmolo | Letters | Chicago Reader

Solo Schmolo 

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

Dear Reader:

In the November 29 edition's "In Performance" [Calendar], Jack Helbig describes how post-eating-disorder performance artist and sometimes improviser Abby Schachner became who she is. However, he is misinformed about what was described as her first "solo show." This production at Zebra Crossing was an ensemble with six actors; Abby's "Belts" scene was a small portion of the show, yet the Reader grossly inaccurately suggests that this one scene was the entire production. To be fair to the actors who were snubbed, I think next time Jack should get his facts straight.

Patrick Ney

W. Shakespeare

Jack Helbig replies:

Abby Schachner's first professional solo performance, "Belts," was one piece among many in the improv and sketch comedy show Citizens for Elvis. Thanks for the clarification.

Support Independent Chicago Journalism: Join the Reader Revolution

We speak Chicago to Chicagoans, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Every dollar you give helps us continue to explore and report on the diverse happenings of our city. Our reporters scour Chicago in search of what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next. Stay connected to our city’s pulse by joining the Reader Revolution.

Are you in?

  Give $35/month →  
  Give $10/month →  
  Give  $5/month  → 

Not ready to commit? Send us what you can!

 One-time donation  → 

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories