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24 | February 16, 2017 |

24 | February 16, 2017 | The glenview lantern puzzles north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku THE NORTH SHORE: Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Northbrook, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur Across 1. Dirty dog 4. Smart guys? 9. Edict of the czar 14. Roth or traditional 15. Dugout 16. Kathmandu country 17. Carry on 19. Really pushed 20. Percolate slowly 21. Creamy middled cookie 23. Loyola Academy field hockey player, Malley 27. Tidbit 32. Groupie 33. Superman’s love 34. Country club next to Glencoe 35. Fur capitalist 36. Old money from Milan 37. Night breathing problem 39. Drop 42. Flair 43. Weekly payments 44. Caviar source 47. Liquorish flavor 48. Swear words? 51. Southern ____ (lovely ladies) 52. Paper clip, e.g. 54. Lord of the kitchen 56. Hebrew month 57. Smug look 61. Regular customers 65. Jonas Salk’s vaccine 66. Back in? 67. Suffix with auction 68. Itsy-bitsy bits 69. Milk dispenser 70. Moistureless Down 1. Way-overpriced item 2. Part of the iris bordering the pupil 3. Ape-man of fiction 4. Get a perfect score 5. Bathroom 6. Directional letters 7. Inquest official 8. Prophet 9. Release 10. E or G, e.g. 11. PC program 12. Return envelope, abbr. 13. Yore 18. Washington VIP 22. Ambulance abbr. 24. Besides 25. Golden in San Francisco 26. Bovid 28. Acting parts 29. Burlesque bit 30. Ireland, once 31. Grazing ground 35. Void 37. Direction at sea 38. Gloomy atmosphere 39. Carvey or Delany 40. Protection: var. 41. Out of concern that 42. Subside 43. Got uncertain 45. Sticky-toed lizards 46. Bat wood 48. Truly 49. Vegas employee 50. Kind of planetarium 53. “Dig in!” 55. Cream 57. Upscale hotel amenity 58. Wisecrack 59. Union labor grp. 60. Canyon feature 62. “___ be great if ...” 63. Rather than 64. “___ any drop to drink,” Coleridge GLENVIEW Johnny’s Kitchen (1740 Milwaukee Ave. (847) 699-9999) ■7:30 ■ p.m. every Friday and Saturday: Live Music The Rock House (1742 Glenview Road (224) 616-3062) ■7:30 ■ p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16: Meir Steinberg ■6 ■ p.m. Friday, Feb. 17: Family Night ■10 ■ a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18: Piper Phillips Acoustic ■8 ■ p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18: Owen Stevenson ■10 ■ a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19: Owen Hemming ■Noon, ■ Sunday, Feb. 19: Eric Latto Curragh Irish Pub (1800 Tower Drive, (847) 998-1100) ■7:30 ■ p.m. every Wednesday: Trivia Oil Lamp Theater (1723 Glenview Road, (847) 834-0738) ■Through ■ Feb. 26: ‘The Dining Room’ LAKE FOREST The Lantern (768 Western Ave. (847) 234-9844) ■6-8 ■ p.m. Sundays: Holly the Balloon Lady LAKE BLUFF Lake Bluff Brewing Company (16 E. Scranton Ave. (224) 544-5179) ■7 ■ p.m. Monday, Feb. 27: Trivia Night Maevery Public House (20 East Scranton Ave. (847) 604-3952) ■7:30 ■ p.m. every third Thursday of the month: Warren Beck GLENCOE Writers Theatre (325 Tudor Court, (847) 242-6000) ■Feb. ■ 22-April 2: ‘The Scene’ To place an event in The Scene, email answers How to play Sudoku Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3x3 squares. To solve the puzzle each row, column and box must contain each of the numbers 1 to 9. LEVEL: Medium Crossword by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan life & arts the glenview lantern | February 16, 2017 | 25 GBS grad’s act premieres on Chicago stage Sarah Haider Assistant Editor Brennan Keller took his first class at Second City while attending Glenbrook South. Seven years later, “Pinching and Screaming,” a comedic one-act show by Keller’s production company, Schmoon, premiered on the world-renowned Second City stage. The plot follows a mascot entertainer named Annie, who was once the best in the game, as she attempts to reignite her passion 10 years after a devastating mistake changed her life. “It’s really fun, even if you aren’t into silly jokes,” Keller said. “It’s a fun, entertaining show with mascot routines and eccentric goofy characters and it’s got a really great cast. It’s a chance to see talented actors while they’re still new on the scene and before they make it big.” “Pinching and Screaming” hit the stage as only Schmoon’s third show. The production group formed 18 months ago after the members — Jason Elewski, Mark Fulara, Sarah Cason, Alex Barontini and Keller — met in writing classes at Second City. Their first show appeared in The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival last January and the second show, “Funeral Party,” debuted last February. Their topics range from the desperate desire to smooch a dog while it’s owner is out of town to the comedic examination of Italian phrases like “holy cannoli” and “mamma mia.” In order to graduate from Second City, the group wrote another sketch featuring a character named Schmicheal, a shoe shiner who adds “sch” to the front of everything. The group took its namesake from one of Schmichael’s lines: “Schoot for the Schmoon.” Keller described the name, as well as the company’s content, as “fun and playful,” but with a smart twist. “We are sort of drawn to more absurdest comedy,” Keller said. “In this play, you’ll see things like visions and we’ll have historical figures come back, like [Franklin D. Roosevelt] and Abraham Lincoln. We don’t tend to be too political. We tend to be a little bit sillier, but at the same time [we] balance smart storytelling.” Keller’s ever-present interest in comedy and narrative expression began during his time at GBS. The English and humanities classes he took in high school lead him to become an English and creative writing major at the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign, where he decided to pursue a career in writing. He drew much of his inspiration from a humanities class at GBS taught by now-retired Judy Adams. “Everyday she would put three or five things on the board that would be things that you should know about really cool pieces of art, music, plays and poems,” Keller said. ‘It really inspired me creatively, like look at all of these amazing works out there and I want to do this too. I felt like I had something to say, just like those people, and someday I hoped I could make something that cool.” Keller’s latest piece, “Pinching and Screaming,” will show on Saturday, Feb. 18, in the de Maat Studio at Second City. The performance will also show at 8 p.m. every Sunday in March at the Annoyance Theater. NO DRUGS. NO SURGERY. NO PAIN. 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