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Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Sum of US

A local production of "The Sum of US," opens today at the Evanston Arts Depot, 500 Main Street (adjacent to the Main St. Metra).

Set near Melbourne, Australia in 1990, this somewhat twisted but funny and sweet modern-day family drama centers on a widower and his gay son and their various romantic and interpersonal entanglements.

David Stevens' play was adapted for film in 1994, with Russell Crowe starring. Here, the direction is by Robert D. Estrin.

My friend Ted Harris recorded the incidental music for the production; one piece is a new version of "Sweet Boy," a song written by Shannon Saunders, Ted, and myself and recorded, several times, by our various pop groups.

Here's a short video preview of what's going on here. I'm looking forward to catching this show. It runs Friday nights and Saturday nights at 7:30 and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 through February 7.
See you there.


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