Entertainment Briefs for April 20, 2012
April 20, 2012 10:20AM
Updated: April 20, 2012 10:56AM
Here is a look at entertainment news including plays selected for the Collider Project in St. Charles, a Joliet benefit for a woman who was left paralyzed from the chest down following an accident, Earth Rocks! Cantigny concerts in Wheaton, and College of DuPage student concerts.
Plays selected for Collider Project
Fox Valley Repertory has selected four playwrights for Fox Valley Repertory’s 2nd Annual Collider Project, taking place during the St. Charles’ Summer Theater Festival in July.
The playwrights and their respective plays are Gloria Bond Clunie of Chicago with “Quark,” Kevin Kautzman of Texas and Charles Midwinter of Minnesota with “Life Electric,” and Monica Byrne of North Carolina with “The Fate of the Universe.”
In Collider: New Play Project, area scientists and the Fox Valley Repertory tap into playwrights’ and scientists’ desire for knowledge and human understanding. The final script will be workshopped with professional directors and actors during the St. Charles Summer Theater Festival in July. Public, world premiere staged readings will be held at 1 p.m. July 7, 14 and 21 at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main Street in St. Charles.
Joliet benefit held for woman
A benefit to raise money for Jennie Kramerich, a young woman who was left paralyzed from the chest down following an in-home accident last year, will take place from noon to 10 p.m. at St. Joe’s Park on April 29 in Joliet.
Tickets are $10 and include entry into a raffle drawing for a 50-inch 3-D HDTV.
There will also be a separate raffle for a 7-day stay in a vacation villa near Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Entry is $20. Four bands — The Ron Kramerich Polka Band, Brother John’s Blues Band, Vintage Wood and In Reverie — will perform.
Call Allen Kramerich at (815) 955-0034 or visit benefitforjennie.webs.com.
Earth Rocks! Cantigny concerts
Rock band ScribbleMonster will perform as part of Cantigny Park’s Earth Day celebration at 3:30 p.m., April 22, inside the Cantigny Visitors Center in Wheaton.
Tickets for the “Earth Rocks!” concert are $5 per child and advance purchase is required. Admission is free for adults and children under two. Tickets include parking.
Call (630) 260-8162 or visit cantigny.org,
COD student concerts set
The College of DuPage student music groups will perform on April 26 and 29 at the McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.
The Chamber Singers and Concert Choir will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on April 26. The singers will perform madrigals, world and a cappella music spanning five centuries, while the choir will present a mixed repertoire. Tickets are $4.
The DuPage Chorale, featuring the DuPage Chorale Orchestra, will perform Mozart’s “Mass in C Minor, K. 427” at 7:30 p.m. on April 29.
Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and $6 for youth.
Call (630) 942-4000 or visit atthemac.org.