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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: First Folio's 'Gravedigger' spooky, thoughtful stage fun

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: First Folio's 'Gravedigger' spooky, thoughtful stage fun

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 13, 2014 12:05 am
Craig Spidle in "The Gravedigger" at First Folio Theatre

Craig Spidle in "The Gravedigger" at First Folio Theatre

Craig Spidle plays the title role in "The Gravedigger" continuing until Nov. 2 at First Folio Theatre.

October 13, 2014 12:00 am
Struck by Lighting: Purdue professor sheds light on stage career and new show at First Folio

Struck by Lighting: Purdue professor sheds light on stage career and new show at First Folio

Michael McNamara ranks lighting as his favorite "character" in a stage production.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lighting Designer Michael McNamara

Lighting Designer Michael McNamara

Lighting Designer Michael McNamara, a member of the faculty at Purdue University, is also an in-demand creative force for stages throughout Chicagoland.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am
First Folio Theatre's "Merry Wives of Windsor" Poster

First Folio Theatre's "Merry Wives of Windsor" Poster

First Folio Theatre's "Merry Wives of Windsor" runs through Aug. 10.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am
Patrice Egleston, Brian McCartney and Lydia Berger Gray Star in First Folio Theatre's New Run of "The Merry Wives of Windsor"

Patrice Egleston, Brian McCartney and Lydia Berger Gray Star in First Folio Theatre's New Run of "The Merry Wives of Windsor"

Patrice Egleston, Brian McCartney and Lydia Berger Gray star in First Folio Theatre's new run of "The Merry Wives of Windsor" playing July 9 until Aug. 10 at the outdoor stage space in Oak Brook Terrace, Ill.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am
Lighting Designer Michael McNamara

Lighting Designer Michael McNamara

Lighting Designer Michael McNamara, a member of the faculty at Purdue University, is also an in-demand creative force for stages throughout Chicagoland.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: First Folio Theatre's 'Rough Crossing' not so funny

OFFBEAT: First Folio Theatre's 'Rough Crossing' not so funny

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 18, 2014 12:00 am
Cast of "Rough Crossing" at First Folio Theatre

Cast of "Rough Crossing" at First Folio Theatre

The nautical musical comedy farce "Rough Crossing" continues at First Folio Theatre until March 3.

February 18, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Steppenwolf's 'Good People' wins big at 2013 Jeff Equity Awards

OFFBEAT: Steppenwolf's 'Good People' wins big at 2013 Jeff Equity Awards

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 09, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Rainmaker' and Chesterton actor shine with true talent

OFFBEAT: 'Rainmaker' and Chesterton actor shine with true talent

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 06, 2013 12:00 am
Aaron Christensen (left to right), Hayley L. Rice, and Joseph Wycoff Star in First Folio Theatre's "The Rainmaker"

Aaron Christensen (left to right), Hayley L. Rice, and Joseph Wycoff Star in First Folio Theatre's "The Rainmaker"

Aaron Christensen (left to right), Hayley L. Rice, and Joseph Wycoff star in First Folio Theatre's "The Rainmaker" at Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, Ill. now through Sept. 1.

August 06, 2013 12:00 am
Water Works: Chesterton actor starring in month-long run of 'The Rainmaker'

Water Works: Chesterton actor starring in month-long run of 'The Rainmaker'

Actor Joseph Wycoff doesn't mind joking about his weather worries for his latest play.

August 05, 2013 12:00 am
Hayley L. Rice (left to right), Aaron Christensen and Joseph Wycoff Star in First Folio Theatre's Production "The Rainmaker"

Hayley L. Rice (left to right), Aaron Christensen and Joseph Wycoff Star in First Folio Theatre's Production "The Rainmaker"

Hayley L. Rice (left to right), Aaron Christensen and Joseph Wycoff star in First Folio Theatre's production "The Rainmaker" running until Sept. 1 on the outdoor stage at Mayslake Peabody Estate near Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Bard shines with backwoods treatment for Folio's 'Cymbeline'

OFFBEAT: Bard shines with backwoods treatment for Folio's 'Cymbeline'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 25, 2013 12:00 am
First Folio's "Cymbeline" Takes a Rural Twist and Stars Matthew Keffer, Kate McDermott, Lia Mortensen and John Milewski

First Folio's "Cymbeline" Takes a Rural Twist and Stars Matthew Keffer, Kate McDermott, Lia Mortensen and John Milewski

First Folio's "Cymbeline" takes a rural twist and stars Matthew Keffer (left to right), Kate McDermott, Lia Mortensen and John Milewski and runs through July 21 at First Folio Theatre at Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

June 25, 2013 12:00 am
"Underneath the Lintel" presented by First Folio Theatre

"Underneath the Lintel" presented by First Folio Theatre

First Folio Theatre is performing a production of 'Underneath the Lintel' playing March 27 to April 28 at Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oakbrook, Ill.

March 09, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: First Folio Theatre presenting 'Underneath the Lintel' for audience suspense

OFFBEAT: First Folio Theatre presenting 'Underneath the Lintel' for audience suspense

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 09, 2013 12:00 am
First Folio Theatre's "The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story"

First Folio Theatre's "The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story"

"The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story" opens Sept. 29 at First Folio Theatre in Oak Brook, Ill. and promises to offer a look a the lovestruck leanings of that great writer of the macabre.

September 22, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Edgar Allan Poe meets cupid's arrow for First Folio stage story

OFFBEAT: Edgar Allan Poe meets cupid's arrow for First Folio stage story

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 22, 2012 12:00 am
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