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  • Wide awake with Mike Birbiglia

    Wide awake with Mike Birbiglia
    Comedian and former sleepwalker Mike Birbiglia is on medication now and has a wife, thank you very much. But a conversation about his ascendant career should begin, of course, with his well-placed stint on Ira Glass' NPR program, "This American Life," on which he describes, with unflinching detail, the times he fought off an "insectlike jackal" in his bedroom, crashed through the second-story window of a La Quinta Inn and lost his girlfriend. He was, of course, sleepwalking during the first two occasions. He was wide awake for the third.
  • The SantaLand Diaries is an Unlikely Holiday Classic, Complete With Green Tights and Pointy Shoes

    The SantaLand Diaries is an Unlikely Holiday Classic, Complete With Green Tights and Pointy Shoes
    The SantaLand Diaries By David Sedaris. Directed by Rob Ruggiero. Through Dec. 23 at TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St., Hartford. (860) 527-7838, theaterworkshartford.org   "My costume is green. I wear green velvet knickers, a forest green velvet smock,...

    Ira Glass Speaks at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Oct. 14

    Ira Glass Speaks at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Oct. 14
    Hipster icon Ira Glass comes to the Ridgefield Playhouse Sunday night to talk about his NPR show "This American Life," and what it takes to put the program on the air. He'll play back funny and memorable moments and discuss the behind-the-scenes process,...

    Live lit is the new performance art of the moment

    Live lit is the new performance art of the moment
    Without a doubt, Chicago is the biological parent of the spoken word. The city might laud and favor improv and sketch comedy out of all its performance art children, but there's an even younger sibling that's growing up--fast. Live lit has taken the...

    'This American Life' tackles Chicago violence

    'This American Life' tackles Chicago violence
    William Rainey Harper High School, in West Englewood, is known for a few things. It has a really good football team for its size. In 2010 it was featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for its success in boosting a dismal academic record....