Today's Times-Picayune had a story by David Cuthbert on Native Tongues playing in Chicago:
'Tongues' at Steppenwolf
A performance of eight monologues from the local "Native Tongues" evenings will be performed Oct. 9 at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago under the title "Native Tongues in Exile" as a benefit for City Park. A previous "Tongues" at Northwestern University benefited the CAC Performing Artists' Fund. The pieces were selected by "Tongues" original director Carl Walker, Linda Gates, a member of the Northwestern theater faculty, who is directing the evening and her co-producer, New Orleans native Melissa Perret Cook.
"Since all of the monologues were written before Katrina," Gates said, " 'Native Tongues in Exile' provides a kaleidoscopic view of life in New Orleans before the storm."
The monologues being performed are: "Garden of Memories" by Frank Gagnard; "One or Two Things I Know About New Orleans," by Eric Overmyer; "Him," by Vernel Bagneris; "Levee Man," by Mindy Mayer; "Boo and the Shreveport Baby," by Kevin Allman; "Responsible Parental Design," by Jim Fitzmorris, "O2," by Louis Edwards and "Serious Neon" by this writer.
"Native Tongues in Exile" will be Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. at Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre at 1650 N. Halstead Ave. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling (847) 491-7282.