Diversions: 4 picks for the coming week
Updated: May 24, 2012 4:00PM
1. “The Last Five Years” will be presented by Liberty Town Productions at 7:30 p.m. May 25-26 at Austin’s Fuel Room, 481 Peterson Road, Libertyville. The all-sung story explores a five-year relationship between a rising novelist and a struggling actress. Dinner-theatre tickets are $35 (buffet, soft drinks and tip included); theatre-only tickets are $20. Dinner will be served from 6-7 p.m. Doors open for theatre-only ticket holders at 7 p.m. Visit www.libertytownproductions.com.
2. Generation: The Sixties Experience, with a special late set with Fortunate Sons presenting a tribute to CCR, 8 p.m. May 26 at Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. Tickets are $10-$15. Ages 21-plus show. Visit www.viper-alley.com or call (866) 463-3401.
3. The New Yorker executive editor Dorothy Wickenden will discuss her book, Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West, at 7 p.m. May 29 at the Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. The book draws upon a collection of letters that Wickenden’s grandmother, Dorothy Woodruff, wrote from the small community of Elkhead, Colo., where she had gone to teach for a year in 1916. Books for signing will be available to purchase courtesy of Lake Forest Bookstore. For information, call (847) 362-2330 or visit www.cooklib.org.
4. Dancenter North presents its annual Spring Showcase Collection performance, “On the Cover,” at 7:30 p.m. May 25 at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Theatre, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, featuring the Dancenter North Ballet Company, Soul-2-Soles Tap Company and Upstairs Jazz Company. Tickets: $12-$18. Call (847) 367-7970 or visit www.dancenter-north.com.