If you like Ellen Gould's latest play, The Glass House, now playing at Chicago's Northlight Theatre, here's another chance to see the previous work that put her on the map. Gould will offer a special performance of Bubbe Meises ("Grandma Stories") Jan. 4, at 7 PM -- the same day Glass Houses ends its run.
Originally conceived as a Gould solo in 1992, Bubbe Meises, with songs by Gould and Holly Gewandter, was adapted into a three-person drama with music in 1995. Northlight's mounting that year moved to a commercial run at the Theatre Building. The Jan. 4 benefit performance (for the North Shore Performing Arts Center in Skokie, IL) will again be a solo.
Bubbe Meises looks at a modern woman who turns to memories of her parents and immigrant grandparents for spiritual and practical advice.
Directed by Northlight artistic director Russell Vandenbroucke, The Glass House takes place in Berlin, 1938, as a mysterious Hassidic rabbi visits a cabaret chanteuse's dressing room. Directed by Russell Vandenbroucke and co-starring David Studwell, that show continues at Northlight through Jan. 4.
For tickets to Bubbe Meisses and/or The Glass House call (847) 673-6300. -- By David Lefkowitz