Oct 24 ~ Roots Women’s Salon fall program at St. John’s

Theatrical Presentation: Poetry, Story, Music
“Explorations into the Wonders of End of Life”

Friday, Oct 24  at 7:30 PM
Directed by Catherine Gallogly
Music with Kristin Lems, Willa Moore, Jamie O’Reilly
and Stuart Rosenberg

St. Johns Episcopal Church
3857 N Kostner, in Old Irving Park Chicago

Original written word and music is presented by Roots Women’s Salon, Community of Voices reflecting on end of life and afterlife themes, personal to their experience.  With Maureen Connolly, Maureen Flannery, Catherine Gallogly, Kristin Lems, Jamie O’Reilly, Willa Moore and Anne Schultz

In this stirring collaboration of original work for performance created by members of the Roots Salon Community of Voices for the End of Life/Afterlife Series at St. John’s Episcopal Church,  an ensemble of gifted women present poetry, memoir, story and songs on end of life themes, personal to their experience. The selections were developed over a three-year period of monthly gatherings of at Roots Salon in Lincoln Square, (where Jamie O’Reilly is Salonniere).

Chicago Artist Month link: http://www.chicagoartistsmonth.org/explorations-wonders-end-life-roots-womens-salon

More about Roots Salon.

Maureen Connolly
Maureen Connolly
Kristin Lems
Kristin Lems







Chicago Artist Month Neighborhood Program
End of Life/Afterlife Series
Fri Oct 24 from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Sat Oct 25 from 10 AM – Noon
Sun Oct 26 church services, Mon Oct 27 at 7 PM
Admission prices will $12 for a single program $35- $40 for the Series

image003cam dateSt. Johns Episcopal Church
3857 N Kostner, in Old Irving Park Chicago

Cultural arts producer Jamie O’Reilly continues a year-long collaboration with St. John’s Episcopal Church in Old Irving Park with End of Life/Afterlife, a 4 day arts festival, Friday October 24 – Monday 27. Exploring themes of life and death. the festivals of Sawhain (All Soul’s Day) and Day of the Dead, in original art, poetry, music, theater and classic literature, the events are open to the public.  Admission prices will $12 for a single program.  $35- $40 for the Series, with special rates for families, students and seniors.  Tickets may be purchased for individual events.  Complimentary admission will be offered where requested.

Events range from a juried art exhibition and community ofrenda-making workshop, to a performance of original stories, poetry and music, to a theatrical reading of classic American literature of the 18th and 19th centuries, performed by Chicago actors.  All events will held at the church.


Joining Maureen and Kristin (l-r) Willa Moore, Maureen Flannery, Anne Schultz, Catherine Gallogly, Jamie O’Reilly

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