Category Archives: Lineups

In the Frunchroom: John Tolley

As often as possible, we bring Frunchroom audience members onto the stage to tell their own stories – often to bring a new perspective to a common narrative. John Tolley is a Chicagoan who’s spent most of his life living … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: James Gordon

If you’ve watched a show with the word “Chicago” in the title, you’ve probably seen our next storyteller. James Gordon is an international award winning poet and author, champion storyteller, and acclaimed actor. He is a member of the talent … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Kathy Benson

One of the guarantees of a Frunchroom show is you’ll see and hear a mix of the old and new, the familiar and the fresh, neighborhood voices and surprising perspectives. Most importantly, The Frunchroom is a place where the line … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Whitney Capps

In the larger conversation about the city, the nuance of the South Side and its many cultural gems are often ignored. Hyde Park has been a unique part of the South Side’s story for decades, encapsulating the conflicts of the … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Jim DeRogatis

July brings hot temps (finally) and cool storytelling to The Frunchroom. Our first reader for our next show is critic, author and Sound Opinions co-host Jim DeRogatis. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the year the Beatles arrived in America, … Continue reading

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The Frunchroom, Volume XVII, 4th anniversary edition

Four years of this with our friends at the Beverly Area Arts Alliance. See you on May 23rd at Beverly Arts Center.

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Everything you need to know about The Frunchroom, Volume XVI

Usually at this time, we’re lamenting the winter: the cold that descends upon us each year, the snow that’s piled up around our feet and the homebound feeling that keeps our bodies wrapped in sweaters and blankets and our butts … Continue reading

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