Booth Spotlights Famous Theater Family
Before reality TV stars there were the Booths: the 19th century’s most famous – and infamous – theater family. Trace its tumultuous history in Booth, a staged reading at Oakton Community College’s Studio One, 1600 East Golf Road, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24.
This production by Steppenwolf ensemble member Austin Pendleton follows the career and life of Junius Booth. Despite being the greatest tragic actor of his day, Booth’s success as Hamlet, Lear, and Richard III couldn’t make up for his failure as a father and husband. When Booth takes his son Edwin on tour, the two ambitious men clash as real life mirrors the tragedies they perform. Booth, presented by the Performing Arts at Oakton, chronicles how destruction can ultimately result in progress as Edwin finds his own path.
Tickets are $8 for general admission. Call (847) 635-1900.
Start Here. Grow Anywhere. Find Quality Child Care at Oakton’s Skokie Campus
Parents seeking high-quality preschool care for their children are invited to a free open house at the Oakton Community College Early Childhood Education (ECE) Center, 7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Skokie (Rooms C151-152), from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23.
Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Skokie center offers part-day and full-day programs for 3- to 5-year-olds.
Staff will be on hand to provide tours and answer questions, as well as assist with registration. The ECE center provides a stimulating, individualized curriculum that encourages curiosity and a love of learning.
Families who enroll at the open house will receive a discount on the registration fee.
For more information, call (847) 635-1441 or visit www.oakton.edu/ececenter.