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On our final day of operations, we'd like to share a story from earlier this year about Translation and Joy!

http://www.newyorker.com/…/elemen…/the-glossary-of-happiness

Could understanding other cultures’ concepts of joy and well-being help us reshape our own?
newyorker.com

Looking back on our second production: "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" and "The Duck Variations" by David Mamet.

Some may say that one of these plays predicted how and where the company would meet its end!

Featuring Michael Lee, Daniel Kempen, Maija Jaaska, Jenna Healy Gloeb, George Farr, and George Muellner. Directors for the two pieces were Christopher Kidder-Mostrom and Jeff Myhre, respectively. "Duck Variations was then remounted the next summer (2001) at the MN Fri...nge Festival. At the Phoenix Playhouse in Minneapolis ... the one on Nicollet, not the current one on S. Hennepin.

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Sexual Perversity in Chicago, at The Phoenix Playhouse, March 2 - 26, 2000: Cast list, crew list, images, reviews, and production information
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Looking back over the years...

Our very first production: "Opus 3, and then some..."

Auditions in late October 1999. First rehearsal on 11/9/1999. Tech started on 1/2/2000. And we had a tremendous run with great people involved at the BLB.

Opus 3 ... And Then Some, at Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, January 7 - 27, 2000: Cast list, crew list, images, reviews, and production information
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Our final Commedia Beauregard newsletter

Hello, My name is Christopher Kidder-Mostrom. I am the Artistic Director of Commedia Beauregard, and for the last seventeen years I have led this company on a wonderful adventure. We started out as a couple of young theatre professionals in Saint Paul, Minnesota, who wanted to write and produce come...
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Here's an article on translation and translators...

How foreign fiction is booming in the UK, and the secrets of some of the world’s best translators
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Commedia Beauregard added 13 new photos from June 18, 2016 to the album: A Fiery Young Man — with Doug Long and 3 others at Sulzer Public Library.
June 18, 2016

The workshop (2015) and the Reading (2016)

Check out Commedia Beauregard's June newsletter!

Commedia Beauregard's artistic director, Christopher Kidder-Mostrom, has written a new translation of Enriqué Zumel's "Un Mancebo Combustible". It's a hilarious show that we at CommBeau workshopped extensively in our "Reclaiming the Essence" method which combines physical acting and novel text work....
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Commedia Beauregard added 8 new photos to the album: A Fiery Young Man — with Cindy Henkin and 4 others.
June 9, 2016

The workshop (2015) and the Reading (2016)

"A Fiery Young Man: or, An Incendiary Lover" by Christopher Kidder-Mostrom is the first ever English translation of Enrique Zumel's 1865 Spanish farce "Un Mancebo Combustible".

Commedia Beauregard Theatre is proud to present a reading of the play on Saturday, June 18th, 2016, at the Sulzer Regional Library in Lincoln Square. The reading is at 2 p.m. that afternoon. Admission is free.

The reading will be directed by Jonathan Goldthwaite and feature the acting talents of Chris Lysy, Doug Long, Cindy Henkin, and Brianne Duncan Fiore.

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Commedia Beauregard updated their cover photo.
May 31, 2016

"A Fiery Young Man: or, An Incendiary Lover" by Christopher Kidder-Mostrom is the first ever English translation of Enrique Zumel's 1865 Spanish farce "Un Mancebo Combustible".

Commedia Beauregard Theatre is proud to present a reading of the play on Saturday, June 18th, 2016, at the Sulzer Regional Library in Lincoln Square. The reading is at 2 p.m. that afternoon. Admission is free.

The reading will be directed by Jonathan Goldthwaite and feature the acting talents of Chris Lysy, Doug Long, Cindy Henkin, and Brianne Duncan Fiore.

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Happy Valentine's Day! It's the perfect day for a little bit of translation:

"Forelsket (Norwegian): the euphoric feeling at the beginning of love. We can’t believe someone so perfect has wandered into our lives. They enhance and complete us.’"

-- Definition from "The Book of Life": http://www.thebookoflife.org/untranslatable-words/

Commedia Beauregard's "Master Works: The Van Gogh Plays" is featured in this new book by Lynnette Porter. The whole book is amazing, but if you need to skip ahead, our segment starts on page 100!

Vincent van Gogh continues to fascinate more than a century after his death in 1890. Yet how much of what is commonly known about this world-renowned artist is accurate? Though he left thousands of works and a trove of letters, the definitive Van Gogh remains elusive. Was he a madman who painted ...
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Commedia Beauregard is proud to be a member of the Edgewater Theatre District!

In 2015, over 32,000 people attended over 900 performances across 16 Edgewater storefront theaters.
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Reggie Vaughn, who played Lord Marcellus Wallace in both the 2012 and 2015 versions of "Bard Fiction" could really use some help right now.

Reggie is in a hospital right now going through aortic valve replacement. Open heart surgery Lung collapse and Chest filled with liquid. We are looking for all the donations available Please donate.
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There are some folks we'd like to thank for helping us pull off "Die Hard: A Drinking Play".

Here we go:

A huge "Thank You" and miles of appreciation go to Soul Cycle, Lifeline Theatre, City Lit Theater, Escape Artistry, MCL Chicago, The Factory Theater, Charger, Improvised Star Trek, Prologue Theatre Company, Joe Griffin, Clark Bender, Christina Robinson, Abby Stark, and (naturally) our hosts: The Glenwood!

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We are lucky to have the support and assistance of such a wonderful community.

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A huge thank you to everyone who came out last night. "Die Hard: A Drinking Play" was a blast.

Tonight's the Night! Die Hard: A Drinking Play... 8pm at the Glenwood!

We finished putting together our raffle packages last night and - WOW - there are a lot of great prizes: theatre tickets, Cubs tickets, CDs, DVDs, a Klingon package, a Wii with accessories... and MORE!

Get your ticket now (tinyurl.com/DieHardGame) - If you reserve a ticket in advance you get one entry into EACH raffle and a chance to be a walk-on role! Find a prize you really like? You can also buy extra raffle tickets at the event. Hope to see you TONIGHT!

Take a drink every time Sgt Powell says "Roy". Take a drink when Bonnie says her name is "Gennaro". Take a drink when you hear "Yippy-kay-yay".
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