Short Story Theatre presents an evening of storytelling tonight, November 12, at Bertucci's Italian Steakhouse, 246 Green Bay Road in Highwood.
Four storytellers, including Bruce Bertucci, Ron Levitsky of Lake Forest, Eileen Donohue of Evanston, and Sarita Miller of Deerfield, will tell stories about La Famiglia Bertucci, stupid boys, marital mojo, and little girls who won't talk.
Short Story Theatre, a troupe of writers/performers, was founded by Susan Block and Rick Leslie of Highland Park and Donna Lubow of Riverwoods.
Dinner (with a 10% discount) is at 6:00 p.m., and the show begins at 7:00 p.m. Show tickets are $10. For reservations: 847-432-6663. For more information and for guidelines: www.shortstorytheatre.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eileen Donohue studied with Nancy Beckett at the Lakeside Writing Studio for seven years, where she completed a first draft memoir about her family and her mother's terminal illness. "Now," she says, "it's on to the endless revisions." In the meantime, she also enjoys writing personal essays. She lives in Evanston with her husband, Gene, and their two children.
Ron Levitsky is a retired educator who currently serves as Trustee for West Deerfield Township, writes a monthly local political column, and hosts a public access TV show, "Friends of Ron." In addition, Ron has published four mystery novels and several short stories, four of which have been anthologized.
Sarita Miller was involved in a variety of aspects of community theatre for many years. She performed in a number of plays including California Suite, The Diary of Anne Frank, Talking With, Fiddler on the Roof, and Peter Pan. She started an after-school drama class when her own children were in elementary school, and she directed several plays in the middle school where she currently teaches 7th grade language arts and where she is known as the "storytelling lady."
Pictured: Short Story Theatre troupe, standing left to right: Ron Levitsky, Sarita Miller, Rick Leslie, Donna Lubow, Susan Block, Bill Stewart, Peggy Lewis, Eileen Donohue. Seated left to right: Benita Haberman, Denise Kirshenbaum, Mary Lou Gilliam.