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The Merchant of Venice

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It's not too late to see The Merchant of Venice.   ChiIL Mama checked out opening night on the 15th and it was an absolute treat to see Oscar winner, F. Murray Abraham, in action as Shylock. There were some compelling choices in costuming and set design which fused the old and new, to give this staging a contemporary look without sacrificing the flow and beauty of Shakespearean language.   Timeless themes of racism, greed, revenge, love, parental control and loss of control, lust and fidelity were all skillfully brought forth.

Win Toys With A Combined Value Over $120--And The Winners Are...

Posted Dec 22, 2010 9:37 AM

Happy Holidays to all, from ChiIL Mama. See you in 2011. Check in like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often! We'll have loads of great reviews, interesting events, kindie CD and ticket give aways and more! Check in today for our 4 toy winners.
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ChiIL Mama's Bodacious Book Blitz Winners

Posted Dec 22, 2010 9:31 AM

Winners announced today for books signed by author, Ayun Halliday, and illustrator, Alex Cox (who directed Repo Man and Sid and Nancy, among other cult classics.
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