Friends of Bob & Tom Comedy Tour, March 14

A night of non-stop laughter is coming to Galesburg’s Orpheum Theatre!
Saturday, March 14
Hosted by Bob & Tom’s own Chick McGee, The Keystone Light Friends of The Bob & Tom Show Comedy Tour will feature the following Bob & Tom comedians: Greg Hahn, Costaki Economopoulos, and Dwight Slade

BUY TICKETS: Call 309-342-2299

The Bob & Tom Show is a lively, humorous program inspired by the day’s news, sports and topical lifestyle occurrences. The program also hosts many of the world’s best comedians every weekday morning. Nationally syndicated by The Bob & Tom Radio Network, The Bob & Tom Show is one of the longest-running and highest-rated radio programs in America and one of the most award-winning morning radio shows, having been honored with seven Billboard Magazine “Personality of the Year” Awards, 11 awards from Radio & Records, and five Marconi Awards from the National Association of Broadcasters. In addition, Bob & Tom have released more than 60 comedy albums, CDs and DVDs, and expanded their brand with popular comedy tour live shows.

More about The Comics:

Born in London, Ohio, Chick began his broadcasting journey in West Virginia but eventually made it to WFBQ’s sister station in Indianapolis. When they had enough of him, he came on the Bob and Tom Show to do sports, take on announcer and commercial duties and assume the role of the one and only Mr. Obvious.

A favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. He has appeared on Late Night with Conan Obrien, Comedy Central, CBS, ABC, FOX, MTV and CMT. Greg Hahn has parlayed his absurdly energetic, all out style of physical humor, one liners and crowd work, into a performance of immediate pandemonium and fun! His crazy, likeable stylings have led to numerous television, club, corporate and now theater appearances throughout the country.

For 20 years Costaki has been living his dream as a full-time stand-up comic.
He has written jokes for Bette Midler, Jay Leno, MTV and BET. You may have seen him on Showtime, or heard him on Sirius, but you probably know him best from his regular appearances on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Radio Show.

Part man, part ageless boy; comedian Dwight Slade has the privilege of being a comedy legend in American stand up. The winner of this year’s Boston Comedy Festival, Slade combines an intelligent, raging voice of justice with the snickering attitude of a high school prankster. He gives the impression of a man on a journey. Who enjoys nothing more than making fun of everything along the way.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Orpheum, March 6-8

Friday, March 6, at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 8, at 2:00 pm

TICKETS (Available at the door or by calling 309-342-2299)
Mezzanine: $20
Main Floor: $15/Students: $10
Balcony:$15/Students: $10
Upper Balcony: $10/Students: $10

The Orpheum Theatre and Prairie Players team up for a co-production once again to produce this timeless drama. This classic Tennessee Williams play tells the story of greed and deception within a patriarchal southern family. Specifically, the plot focuses on the turbulent relationship of a wife and husband, Maggie “The Cat” and Brick Pollitt, and their interaction with Brick’s family over the course of one evening gathering at the family estate in Mississippi, ostensibly to celebrate the birthday of patriarch and tycoon “Big Daddy” Pollitt. Maggie, through wit and beauty, has escaped a childhood of desperate poverty to marry into the wealthy Pollitt family, but finds herself suffering in an unfulfilling marriage. Brick, an aging football hero, has neglected his wife and further infuriates her by ignoring his brother’s attempts to gain control of the family fortune. Brick’s indifference and his near-continuous drinking, date back to the recent suicide of his friend Skipper. Big Daddy is unaware that he has cancer and will not live to see another birthday; his doctors and his family have conspired to keep this information from him and his wife. His relatives are in attendance and attempt to present themselves in the best possible light, hoping to receive the definitive share of Big Daddy’s enormous wealth. This production is completely comprised of local talent.

Caxton Club Features Berlin & Marzoni, March 6

You are invited: Friday, March 6, at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Room, Old Main, for a Caxton Club featuring Beth Marzoni and Monica Berlin.

Berlin & Marzoniā€™s collaborations have appeared in more than a dozen journals, including Boston Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Meridian, New Orleans Review, & Water~Stone Review. Their poetry collection, No Shape Bends the River So Long, won the 2013 New Measure Prize and was published in January. Marzoni teaches literature and creative writing at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and co-edits Pilot Light, a journal of 21st century poetics & criticism. Berlin teaches here, in Old Main, where she also serves as Associate Director of The Program in Creative Writing. Marzoni and Berlin are both graduates of Knox College.

The duo will happily sign books, which will be available for purchase following the reading.
Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Film Screening: Vessel, March 4

You are invited to join the students of HIST 269c: History of Birth Control and Reproduction in the United States, in welcoming Diana Whitten, director of Vessel, to campus on Wednesday, March 4.

What: Screening of the movie Vessel (88 minutes), followed by a Q&A with director Diana Whitten
When: 7 p.m., Wednesday March 4
Where: Trustee’s Room, Alumni Hall

Description of the movie:

Rebecca Gomperts, horrified by the realities created by anti-abortion law around the world, felt compelled to challenge this. Her method: to provide abortions on a ship in offshore waters. Her project, Women on Waves, begins as flawed spectacle, a media frenzy, faced with governmental, religious, and military blockades. But with each setback comes a more refined mission.

Sponsored by: The Department of History, The Cultural Events Committee Student Co-Curricular Fund, The Stellyes Center for Global Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, American Studies, Advocates for Choice, the Student Health Advocacy Group, Julie Layer and Robert Marsden, and Megan Scott and Brian Tibbets.