Diversions: 4 picks for the coming week
Updated: June 14, 2012 11:57AM
1. “Inherit the Wind,” presented by Oak Park Festival Theatre June 14-July 16 outdoors in Austin Gardens park, located in the 100 block of North Forest Avenue, Oak Park. Inspired by the Scopes “Monkey Trial” of 1925, the play presents a classic courtroom clash between two lawyers who argue the case of a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 7 p.m. Sundays; with an additional performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11. Tickets are $25; $20 students and senior citizens; $15 for previews, June 14-15. Call (708) 445-4440 or visit www. oakparkfestival.com.
2. Closing reception for “RAW: A Live Exhibition of the Daily Artist” will be held from 2-4 p.m. June 16 at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St. Artists have recently used the library as a temporary studio, creating works while visible to the public. The artwork will be available for purchase at the reception, with proceeds benefiting the Oak Park Public Library Art Fund. Call (708) 383-8200 or visit www.oppl.org.
3. Marla Rose, an Oak Park-based author and journalist, will read from and sign copies of her new young adult novel, The Adventures of Vivian Sharpe, Vegan Superhero, at 7 p.m. June 15 at the Magic Tree Bookstore, 141 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. Call (708) 848-0770 or visit www.magictreebooks.com.
4. Hitchcock Film Series features “Rebecca” (1940) at 1:30 p.m. June 15 at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St. When a naive young woman marries a rich widower and settles in his gigantic mansion, she finds the memory of the first wife maintaining a grip on her husband and the servants. For more information, visit www.oppl.org.