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  • SNL alumna Nora Dunn sells Ukrainian Village condo

    SNL alumna Nora Dunn sells Ukrainian Village condo
    Chicago-born actress and comedian Nora Dunn, who is one of the few alums of TV’s “Saturday Night Live” based in the Chicago area, has sold her two-bedroom vintage condominium unit in Ukrainian Village for $258,500 and paid $185,000 for a...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' alum Nora Dunn sells Chicago condo for $258K

    'Saturday Night Live' alum Nora Dunn sells Chicago condo for $258K
    Chicago-born actress and comedian Nora Dunn, one of the few alums of TV's "Saturday Night Live" based in the Chicago area, has sold her two-bedroom vintage condominium unit in Ukrainian Village for $258,500 and paid $185,000 for a condo in Evanston....
  • Chicago Film Archives returns to blue-collar Lincoln Park

    Chicago Film Archives returns to blue-collar Lincoln Park
    Midway through the 1974 documentary "Now We Live on Clifton," which captures the early gentrification of Lincoln Park, a group of boys fling themselves off the roof of a house onto a flimsy mattress down below. The diversion has "broken ankle" written all...
  • Kevin Dunn, star of screens big and small

    Kevin Dunn, star of screens big and small
    Welcome to Questions of Characters, the monthly column that puts a name to some of the most familiar faces in movies, on television, the stage and commercials who either hail from Chicago or have spent enough time here to consider it home. Name: Kevin...
  • Video: Trisha Jeffrey performs 'I'm Here' from 'The Color Purple'

    Video: Trisha Jeffrey performs 'I'm Here' from 'The Color Purple'
    In "The Color Purple," a musical based on Alice Walker's novel, four decades of a woman's life in the South are powerfully chronicled. Set in 1909 Georgia, the meek Celie (Trisha Jeffrey) is pushed around in a society of limited opportunity with only...
  • Summer 2013: 10 theater shows for a sunny Chicago

    Summer 2013: 10 theater shows for a sunny Chicago
    Two components of many a Chicago summer of live entertainment are absent this year — there's no Cirque du Soleil tent at the United Center and no Riverfront Theater at the Tribune Company's Freedom Center. So you'll have to go camping for fun...
  • Of myth, comedy and Nora Dunn flying solo

    Of myth, comedy and  Nora Dunn flying solo
    Chicago is not overburdened with resident comedic celebrities — various aldermen and media figures notwithstanding. So when Nora Dunn moved back to her hometown in 2008, she quickly became the go-to lady for benefits, cameo appearances, readings and...
  • 'Boeing-Boeing' at Drury Lane Theatre ★★½

    'Boeing-Boeing' at Drury Lane Theatre ★★½
    A hilarious relic, the cheerfully sexist French farce "Boeing-Boeing" involves a Paris-based lothario who concocts a scheme to live with three gorgeous stewardesses from three of the finer international carriers, just by keeping a close eye on the airline...
  • Difficult Dunn lays most of it on the line

    Difficult Dunn lays most of it on the line
    Stars of "Saturday Night Live," even the complicated ones born and raised in a working-class neighborhood of Chicago, don't tend to move back and take up residence in Ukrainian Village. Manhattan usually proves seductive, and then there is the siren...
  • Video: Nora Dunn does a scene from 'Mythical Proportions'

    Video: Nora Dunn does a scene from 'Mythical Proportions'
    In Nora Dunn's autobiographical solo show, "Mythical Proportions," the actress and "Saturday Night Live" alumna muses on a life spent in the fast-moving world of show business, forever pining for the magical era of old Hollywood that came before her time....
  • Nora Dunn in 'Boeing-Boeing'; 'Les Miz' in Western 'burbs

    Nora Dunn in 'Boeing-Boeing'; 'Les Miz' in Western 'burbs
    The former "Saturday Night Live" star Nora Dunn is to star in the upcoming production of the Broadway farce "Boeing-Boeing" at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace. Dunn, who is becoming a familiar face in Chicago theater, is also working on a...
  • Nora Dunn to premiere one-woman show in Chicago

    Nora Dunn to premiere one-woman show in Chicago
    Nora Dunn, a prominant former cast member of "Saturday Night Live," is to premiere a new one-woman show at Theater Wit in Chicago this summer. Titled "Mythical Proportions," the semi-autobiographical piece draws from Dunn's childhood on the West Side of...