Thursday, February 21, 2013
Experience a Greek tragedy with laughs at Lake Forest College's production of 'All of Orestes," which opens Feb. 21 and runs through March 2.
Thursday, February 21
The Lake Forest College Theater Department presents its humorous take on Greek tragedy, "All of Orestes," from Feb. 21 through March 2. The production is a three-act look at Orestes and his descent into matricidal madness. It is a modern adaptation of nearly all the Greek tragedies that feature Orestes (Aeschylus’ Oresteia, Sophocles’ Elektra, and Euripides’ Elektra,Orestes, Andromache and Iphigenia in Tauris). Orestes returns to Argos ten years after his mother kills his father to enact murderous revenge with the help of his sister Elektra. Hunted by the Furies, he finally abandons his flight and stands trial under a new system of justice. This is a contemporary work of theater that updates Ancient Greece to a Cold War Soviet look. …
Monday, November 12, 2012
A year and a half after Ron Miller’s death, his spirit keeps touching his students and colleagues. They came together at Bobby’s Deerfield Nov. 2.
Ron Miller founded Common Ground in Deerfield nearly 40 years ago and 18 months after his death he continues to touch people in and around Deerfield. Ten days ago his legacy brought a Deerfield writer, a Chicago vintner and Bobby’s Deerfield together. Common Ground is a center for “inquiry, study and dialogue,” according to its website, started by Miller and Jim Kenney in Deerfield in 1975 to study comparative religion. It has expanded to give offerings to deal with how spiritual, cultural and philosophical ideas impact human experience. One of the people Miller touched is Rosemary Hurwitz of Deerfield. She felt his spirit Nov. 1 when she learned she would be a published author and the next day when she was dining at Bobby’s Deerfield with…
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The Deerfield Parent Network is offering programs this week for middle and high school parents on the digital world.
Dr. Devorah Heitner, a Lake Forest College professor, will present two informative programs for parenting children in the digital age sponsored by the Deerfield Parent Network at 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday at Deerfield High School, according to a release from the group. Heitner will discuss “Is There an App for That? Parenting Your Digital Child” at 7 p.m. Monday in a program geared for middle school parents. “As soon as your child can swipe a touchscreen, your family should establish a culture around technology,” the group said in the release. On Thursday, Heitner will turn her attention to the parents of high school students when she presents “Bridging the Tech-Culture Divide: Parenting Your Digital Teen” at 7 p.m. at Deerfield High …