Spotlight: People to watch
Mike Trahan's "Proud Parents"
Updated: February 26, 2013 3:08PM
Closer than you think: Jessica Lauren Fisher, a Deerfield native who lives in Libertyville, is bridging “Six Degrees of Separation.” She is appearing in the Eclectic Theatre Company’s production of John Guare’s play about a family’s houseguest, who may or may not have famous roots. The show runs at the Athenaeum Theatre Feb. 22-March 17. For tickets, call (773) 935-6875 or see eclectictheatre.com.
Shhhhhh!: Secrets Kept, the third young adult novel in a trilogy by Glenbrook North High School 1990 graduate Malissa A. (Severn) Hall, is now available at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and books-a-million.com. The series, which also includes, Secrets Found and Secrets Unbound, is a supernatural fantasy set in modern times. It focuses on a teenager who must uncover the secrets of his family’s heritage in order to save the world.
They like Mike: Mundelein resident Mike Trahan was a prize winner — eight times — in Volo Bog State Natural Area’s 26th Annual Nature Photo Contest. He earned two first prizes, two second prizes, three third prizes and the coveted Best of Show Peoples’ Choice award for “Proud Parents.” Trahan’s other winning subjects include, “Golden Tamaracks at Dawn,” “Upper Bond Falls,” “Barred Owl,” “Yellow-legged Meadowhawk,” “Clear-winged Hummingbird Moth,” and “Releasing a Banded Red-tail.”
Scramble for a seat: Ami Silvestre, who spent a lot of time on the stage of the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, is now lending her talent to radio re-enactments. The Evanston actress is a member of the SAG/AFTRA Senior Radio Players, which recreates radio programs from the Golden Age of Radio. Next up is “The Egg and I,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Claudia Cassidy Theater in the Chicago Cultural Center. They don’t take reservations for this free performance so arrive early to be assured a seat.~.