Diversions: 4 picks for the coming week
Updated: May 24, 2012 11:37AM
1. “Ah, Wilderness!” by Eugene O’Neill, will be presented May 31-June 10 at Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave. Amid an idyllic life during the bygone era of Connecticut in 1906, the Miller family celebrates the Fourth of July as their 16-year-old son goes through the trials of young love. Tickets are $18 and $20. For information, call (708) 246-3380 or visit www.theatreofwesternsprings.com.
2. DuPage Habitat for Humanity will host a concert by Beatles tribute band American English at 8 p.m. May 25 at North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $22 in advance; $25 at the door. Visit http://tickets.noctrl.edu/.
3. Screening of the fully remastered digital print of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” rated PG, at midnight May 25 at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. The 1975 British comedy features Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, stars of the BBC television program “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.” Terry Gilliam’s “Lost Animations” will be shown before the feature. Admission is $5. Visit www.classiccinemas.com.
4. “Letters Home: A Memorial Day Remembrance,” 8 p.m. May 25-26 at the Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Actors from Fox Valley Repertory will recite soldiers’ letters written to friends and family during their time of service, and patriotic music will be performed by The Fox Valley Concert Band, under the direction of Gail Sonkin. Admission is $20, with a portion of ticket proceeds benefitting the Fox Valley Troop Support Inc. and Illinois Wounded Warriors Program. Call (630) 584-6342 or visit www.foxvalleyrep.org.