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Mortar Theatre’s ‘Under America’ Explores Complexities of Public Housing

By Megan Cottrell | Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mortar Theatre’s ‘Under America’ Explores Complexities of Public Housing

It’s an odd experience to see a play that so closely mirrors your own life that it’s like seeing yourself, dressed in costume, spouting lines on a stage in front of you. That’s how I felt this weekend when I attended the premiere of Mortar Theatre‘s Under America,  a new play running this month at Read the Rest…

Cotton Candy and Pair-O-Chutes: Remembering Riverview Park

By Megan Cottrell | Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cotton Candy and Pair-O-Chutes: Remembering Riverview Park

If you magically traveled back in time to the 1950s and drove down Western Avenue (just south of Addison), you’d see a radically different picture than the one you see today. Jewel-Osco? Strip mall and police station? Hardly. If you were a kid, your heart might skip a beat as you approached the large, colorful Read the Rest…

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