Around Town

I Saw You

The train car was just jam-packed with people so I was forced to stand as we jerked past the Fullerton Red Line stop toward Howard. My tired eyes, witnesses of a long day, gaze out at the moving world decorated with the glowing lights of the city. Eventually people begin to empty out of the train car, I begin to study the faces of others on my train: an older gentleman clutching his cane as he sits down, staring out a window mumbling to himself, a mother and her two children who can’t seem to sit still. Then, my I notice a girl, perhaps my age, who’s been sneaking a few glances at me. We make eye-contact for a fraction of a second and immediately look away. We continue to share glances as the train progresses. She’s pretty and I want to talk to her. But I don’t. Instead, I get off the train at my stop, giving the girl one last glance, never to see her again.

Missed connections; we all have them. People meet in random places, they say ‘goodbye’, and never see each other again. Others like myself, who are less bold, suppress the urge to initiate conversation in the first place! In either case, we are left with nothing but regret. We go on with our lives realizing that we missed out on the possibility of making new friends and creating strong relationships with others. There’s a distinct desire to find this person again, to continue the conversation. But how? It was out of this phenomena that online forums and personal advertisement platforms were created! Now, we can temper that initial regret by tapping into the internet’s informative capacities, hoping our missed connection will one day see it.

I Saw You is a performance that presents multiple anonymous postings from personal advertisement or missed connection forums from all over the city! Some are romantic, others humorous, but all very worthy of being read or listened to!


I Saw You will be performed by The Bruised Orange Theater Company at Hamburger Mary’s, a local hamburger joint here in Edgewater! The next showing is Monday, December 7th at 8 PM. Tickets are only $5 and with a bit more money, you can enjoy a delicious meal with the hilarious show. Click here to learn more!

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As we approach the “one month until Christmas” mark and with Black Friday only a few short days away, this holiday season is already pretty darn hectic. Take a break from your crazy shopping lists and enormous family dinners and head over to Step Up Productions 3rd Annual Holidaze, at the Athenaeum Theatre for a little bit of sharing and caring!

Holidaze is a series of short comedic plays that celebrate the wonderful and anxious time that we call the holiday season. This will definitely be a great performance to relieve some tension and bring out some jolly chuckles before the holidays truly begin!

Performances will be Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 PM and on Sundays at 2:00 PM. Tickets are only $19 for students, and you can purchase them here!

Posted on by Johnathan Folino in Around Campus, Around Town, General, Theatre, Visual Arts, Weekend Update Leave a comment

Sound of Music Sing-a-Long!

Doe, a deer, a female deer
Ray, a drop of golden sun
Me, a name I call myself
Far, a long, long way to run…

Everyone’s favorite musical is back at the Music Box Theatre from Friday, November 27 till Sunday, December 6! Spend Thanksgiving with family and friends singing along to “The Sound of Music”, “Do-Re-Me”, and “My Favorite Things” from the Sound of Music. Can’t sing? No worries! At the beginning of the event, the host will lead everyone in a vocal warm-up. Or if anything, come to watch a great musical and have a great time! Participants will receive a complimentary pack full of fun props to use throughout the film! There will even be a costume contest, so channel some creativity and come prepared to win awesome Music Box prizes!

More details about times and pricing can be found here!

Posted on by Dina Puthenpurakal in Around Town, Film, Fun for Kids!, General, Music Leave a comment