It’s really something when teenagers perform “Much Ado About Nothing.”
Leslie Price, director of the Children’s Theatre of Western Springs, is convinced that the High School Repertory Company is ready for Shakespeare. “The script got a good response from the students and they seemed to be able to manage the language,” Price said.
It’s the story of Beatrice and Benedick, who spar with words, hiding their true feelings for each other. Price said that “Much Ado” is appropriate for the cast because, “It’s about young love and our students are young and can appreciate that.” In addition, she notes, “It’s really funny.”
“It’s not a kiddy version,” Price emphasized, although some of the subplots were cut out by director Tripp Burton to keep the show under two hours.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 8-17, at 4384 Hampton Ave., Western Springs. Tickets are $12; $6 for ages 18 and under.
For details, call (708) 246-3380 or go to www.theatrewesternsprings.com.
ANSWER THE CALL
Great prizes are promised at Family Bingo Night, 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Park District of La Grange’s Recreation Center, 536 East Ave. The price is $3 per person. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 6.
For details, call (708) 352-1762 or go to www.pdlg.org.
ON THEIR TOES
The magic of “The Nutcracker” is coming to the Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple St. On Sunday, Nov. 17, from 3-3:45 p.m., the Hinsdale Dance Academy will present scenes from its production of the classic ballet. Registration begins Sunday, Nov. 3.
For details, call (630) 986-1976 or go to www.hinsdalelibrary.info.
Greg’s misadventures continue in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck.” Your children can celebrate the release of the latest novel in the series by author Jeff Kinney at a book release party at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Oak Brook Barnes and Noble, 297 Oakbrook Center. There will be activities and treats for young readers.
For details, call (630) 684-0586 or go to www.barnesandnoble.com.
Children ages 3-6 will be immersed in Spanish when an instructor from Language Stars presents Language Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the Story Time Room at the Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 N. Prospect. An adult must accompany kids to this drop-in program. A different language is presented each month.
For details, call (630) 323-8188 or go to www.clarendonhillslibrary.org.