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Chicago Tribune theater critic will give Feb. 15 talk on how Chicago became hot spot for stage

February 4, 2011
Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune

Theater critic Chris Jones

The Friends of NIU Libraries invite the public to attend a free  presentation by Chicago Tribune chief theater critic Chris Jones.

The presentation, titled “How Chicago Became America’s Hottest Theater City,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Rare Books and Special Collections department on the fourth floor of NIU’s Founders Memorial Library. 

Jones has reviewed and commented on culture, the arts, politics and entertainment for the Tribune for 15 years. Along with being the paper’s chief voice on local and national theatrical productions, he also writes a weekly column on culture and the arts. Jones also appears each week on the CBS-2 morning news in Chicago.

He was a faculty member of the NIU School of Theatre and Dance from 1990 to 2000 and was assistant chair for a time.

Free parking for the event is available after 7 p.m. in the Visitor’s Parking Lot located on Carroll Avenue.  This lot is located just west of Founders Memorial Library. A campus map is available online

For more information, call (815) 753-8091.