Uncle Bob | Angel Island | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through July 21 2013
Price: $15-$25
At this year's non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony, held June 3 at Park West, Richard Cotovsky received special recognition for his "cutting edge contributions to Non-Equity Theatre over the past four decades." He's spent most of that time as the artistic director of Mary-Arrchie Theatre, acting in and directing productions built according to the classic off-Loop blueprint: gritty, gutsy plays performed by actors with day jobs (Cotovsky is a full-time pharmacist) on a stage not much bigger than a parking space, for an audience that doesn't far outnumber the cast. Last week, Tracy Letts gave a shout-out to the makers of this kind of theater when he picked up a Tony Award for his performance in Steppenwolf's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? "I share this with the actors in Chicago and in storefronts," he said. "We are the ones who say it to their faces, and we have a unique responsibility." Cotovsky has shouldered his share of the responsibility, and good for the Jeff Committee for noticing. Continue reading >>



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