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“The Columnist” brings Joseph Alsop to Life

**** Highly Recommended **** In these days of tablets, laptops, cell phones and 24-hour news cycles, millennials who don’t read newspapers might think “The Columnist”, an intensely gripping play about a giant in journalism, Joseph Alsop, just isn’t relevant.  As the Washington, D.C. media is proving day after day, working your sources and digging for information has a way of uncovering the truth.  Joe Alsop did exactly that for more than 40 years, using his connections, a rotary phone and a typewriter!  “The Columnist” is a terrific play.  4 Spotlights

American Blue Theater’s production of “The Columnist” runs through April 1st at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Running time is 2 hours, 15 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Thursday and Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday at 3:00 and 7:30 pm; and Sunday at 2:30 pm. Tickets range from $19-$49. Valet parking is available. FYI (773) 327-5252 or

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