Victory Gardens to stage Roger Ebert play at gala

SHARE Victory Gardens to stage Roger Ebert play at gala

Chaz Ebert blogs that Victory Gardens Theater will be staging a remount of a 10-minute play penned by the late, great Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert.

Roger Ebert’s 1993 10-minute play will be remounted Friday night by Victory Gardens as part of the theater company’s Chicago Stories gala.

In her post, Chaz explains that Ebert “became a playwright for a day in 1993 when his play, ” Sex, Lies and Theatrical,” was performed by professional actors at the Victory Gardens Theater (VGT) in Chicago. Roger’s play was based on the true life exploits of two of his friends, Dusty Cohl, the founder of the Toronto Film Festival, and Billy “Silver Dollar” Baxter, a producer and all around character who was helping Dusty sell a movie about a Canadian orphan at the Cannes Film Festival.”

The play will be remounted (completely updated) at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 20 years after it’s first performance by VGT, at the Ritz-Carlton, 160 E. Pearson, as part of Victory Garden’s annual gala. It’s directed by Joanie Schultz. For information and tickets (individual tickets start at $350), visit or call (773) 328-2146. The event is almost sold-out!

The Latest
The Blue Demons (3-23, 0-15 Big East) have lost 14 straight games by an average margin of 24.1 points.
After several months of immaculately cleaning up his teammates’ messes, Vlasic’s play has dipped a bit in February — in line with the Hawks, who lost 3-1 on Wednesday. But he believes he’s “getting better at erasing one mistake, one bad game,” and moving on.
Gabriel Gonzales, a 6-7 junior, scored a career-high 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while dueling in the post with 6-10 Illinois recruit Jason Jakstys.
A federal jury found Burke guilty in December of racketeering, bribery and attempted extortion.