On Sunday, Nov. 10 at 7 PM at the Hideout (1354 W Wabansia), we’ll be performing Studs’ Place: Episode 2. Suggested Donation $10.
Studs’ Place takes as its inspiration the classic early 1950s Studs Terkel TV show which combined one-page scenarios with improvised scenes to tell stories about everyday life.
With the action occurring in the front of the Hideout and the audience watching the “broadcast” on a screen in the back,Studs’ Place replicates the experience of early live television.
Following the episode, stick around for a Bill Savage interview with Tim Samuelson about the history of the Hideout and the Mary Brogger Haymarket monument and a musical performance by the Old Town School of Folk Music’s Young Stracke All-Stars.
Studs’ Place kicks off Let’s Getting Working: Chicago Celebrates Studs Terkel, a year-long series of programs that will culminate in a three-day Studs Terkel festival at the University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts in May 2014.
TimeOut Chicago says Studs’ Place is one of the 10 things to do this week in Chicago.