Victory Gardens to stage Roger Ebert play at gala

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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 victorygardens.org or call (773) 328-2146. The event is almost sold-out!

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