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Author Mark Larson talks about his latest book Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater

(left to right) Mark Lawson, Rick Kogan, and Roger Badasch

Rick Kogan kicks off the night with Author Mark Larson and his wife Mary inside the Allstate Skyline Studio with Rick as he talks about his latest book Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater and reminsce about late author

Drawing from over 300 interviews, Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater explores the early days of the fabled Compass Players and the legendary Second City in the ’50s and ’60s; the rise of internationally acclaimed ensembles like Steppenwolf in the ’70s; the explosion of storefront and neighborhood companies that began in earnest in the ’80s; and the enduring global influence of the city as the center of improv training and performance.

For more information on Mark’s book visit ensemblechicago.com.

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