1) NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY THEATRE & INTERPRETATION CENTER DEBUTS THE PHILIPPINE DEEP - Evanston, Illinois, January 5, 2006 - Northwestern University presents the premiere of "The Philippine Deep", written by Gail Derecho and directed by Christopher Hejl, with video by Ian Bennet. "The Philippine Deep" will be performed on Fri, Jan. 20, at 8pm and on Sat. Jan. 21 at 2pm and 8pm in the Struble Theater, 1949 Campus Dr. at the university's Evanston campus. Tickets are $5. A free reception will follow the Saturday night performance."The Philippine Deep" is a unique multimedia experience that incorporates rare archival photos, historical film clips, and live video-feed in order to explore five generations of a Filipino family. Gail, a graduate student returns to Chicago after traveling to the Philippines to research her family history. Upon her return, she receives a surprise visit from her estranged brother Dennis. While Gail fulfilled her family's American dreams, the rebellious Dennis considered himself an outcast in his hard working immigrant family. Yet as they pour through their family history, from their idealistic Chinese ancestor who first settled in the Philippines, to their great grandfather who fought against the US occupation, the siblings find that both ambition and rebellion have played an equal part in their Filipino heritage."The Philippine Deep" presents a complex, mature portrait of a family across generations. Rich with rare photographs and video clips, "The Philippine Deep" explores one of the most unique and important traits of the Filipino culture: the ability to adapt and survive.
2) LUNAFEST - You're invited to a celebration of the 5th Annual LUNAFEST. An evening of films by, for and about women. Hey Guys, Here's a special event that everyone should come out for! It's the 5th Annual LUNAFEST (from the company that brings you the CLIFF bars). This event is a fantastic film festival showcasing highlighting on women's issues by some talented film makers with partial proceeds going to benefit the Breats Cancer Fund. It's all for a great cause. I'll be there playing some music in the lobby before the films start. So come on down Jan. 20th, it's going to be a great event for a great cause.@ DePaul Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield AvenueJanuary 20, 2005; 6:00 p.m.$5 for students, $10 for community memberslunabar.com/lunafest
3) OPEN MIC @ TIKI TERRACE - I just wanted to email you all about the first open mic night at the Tiki Terrace next Wednesday, January 25... starting around 7:00 PM. We initially hope to run this once a month.I think we will have a good turn out of Hawaiian / Tropical musicians...a variety of beginners and experienced folks...If you know of anyone that may be interested in coming, please pass the word. I think this will a great time of playing and meeting other musicians. I appreciate any help you can offer in making this concept a success.We have 3 mics, stands, monitor, mixer, etc... you just need to bring yourself and your uke/guitar!The Tiki Terrace1 S. Wolf Rd., in Prospect Heights. From downtown, take I-90 to I-294 north to Willow rd. Take Willow west to Wolf, head south on Wolf, and you can't miss the place on your left. Cross the Metra tracks and you just missed it.
4) PINTIG & CIRCA - Hello all - Pintig and Circa are auditioning for "Bells of Balangiga." We will rehearse during the months of February and March with a short 2 weekend run in Chicago in late April / early May, a Midwest tour in May, and a possible show in Hawaii in late June. Feel free to pass along this info to anyone who may be interested.Please use one of the phone numbers below to schedule an audition.Pintig Cultural GroupAudition info below:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASELOOKING FOR ACTORS/SINGERSChicago, IL - Pintig Cultural Group and CIRCA are looking for actors and singers for its Spring musical production of "Bells of Balangiga," a musical about the Philippine American War at the turn of the century. Looking for Asian/Latino males and females, ages 18 - 60 and Caucasian males, ages 21-45. Luis Pascasio, director, will be present at the auditions.Audition dates:January 22 (sun) 3-7 pmJanuary 23 (mon) 6-9 pmJanuary 24 (tues) 6-9 pmJanuary 26 (thur) 6-9 pmPrepare to do a 2-min monologue (comedic/dramatic) and a song.Music sheets or taped accompaniment is fine.To schedule an audition, call (312) 222-1551 or (312) 451-6974.Venue: 1545 W. Morse (red line on Morse stop, walk west)
5) "AMERICA IS IN THE HEART" DISCUSSION - Club of Asian Pages - One hundred years of immigration, and still our brethren here in the U.S. think that tinikling is the ultimate heritage dance move.Please join us on Saturday, Feb. 18 for a discussion of that seminal memoir by Carlos Bulosan, "America is in the Heart." We will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Anna Rosete's place, 345 N. LaSalle, Suite 4505, Chicago, IL 60610. Please RSVP to Anna, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please come prepared to discuss the memoir.We will need your insights, your presence, and your suggestions on a book club name. The person who suggests a winning name will win a prize! Everyone is invited, Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike."America is in the Heart" is available at all the usual book outlets, but it could be available at used bookstores for cheaper, and of course, your school library and the Chicago Public Library.
6) AFTER THE QUAKE - Steppenwolf Theater Company is rendering Haruki Murakami's short story collection, "After the Quake." We would like to invite no less than 10 people to join us to see this play - we'll need at least 10 bodies for the group discount.Please set aside Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. to see this play - I'm going to find out just exactly how much it will cost each of us to go, but we might be able to avail of student discounts and a chance to meet the actors after the show.Please RSVP to me at 773-817-3495 (cell) or email@example.com by Jan. 20. I would have the exact amount by then. I hope 10 people will be able to drop by my office at 10 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60606, in the evenings, the week of Jan. 23 to 27 to give me their payment; if not, please remind me you're joining us, and I'll see you at the theater!And so it is:Feb 8 - See "After the Quake," 7:30 p.m. To avail of the special discount, call Audience Services at 312-335-1650 and mention code 1834. Steppenwolf Theater has parking, and is accessible via the Red Line North/Clyborn stop. Full price tickets are $60.Feb. 18 - Attend to book club at Anna's, 6:30 p.m.