Artemisia Theater, DB Comedy, Independent Spirits — Chicago Theater Report for November 1, 2020

Below is a lightly edited transcript of Playtime’s Chicago Theater Report for November 1, 2020:

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Another short report this week as the year winds down. I would like to remind everyone that local theater companies are in desperate need of your support. Charitable contributions are always welcome and tickets to streaming shows make great holiday gifts. 

Also, if you haven’t yet had your fill of politics, tune in to DB Comedy’s “The Electables,” a podcast that takes a humorous look at our nation’s presidents. Visit for more information and to subscribe via your favorite podcasting platform.

Artemisia Theater’s Artemisia Feminist Podcast is featuring a series of dramatic readings of classic and all-new feminist plays, followed by discussions on their significance. Every Waiting Heart will premier on November 10th, 2020: No charge for tuning in, though donations are accepted. Every Waiting Heart tells us the story of single mother Sherri and her daughter Annette as they struggle to navigate the bond that they share. Visit for more information.

Post-show note: Unfortunately, this wine now appears to be sold out. I do recommend checking out the winemaker’s other offerings and, of course, making a purchase from Independent Spirits. They are very good at recommending wines, so give them a call or send an email with your specifications and price points!

I do have a wine recommendation for those of you who are into the current natural wine trend. I’ve mentioned Independent Spirits on this show in the past: It is a fabulous liquor store in Edgewater that offers a fine selection of wines. I tried Swick Wines‘ Zero Point Zero this week, which is a skin contact wine made with Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris and no added sulfites.

While the blend of grapes may have you thinking that this would be an off-dry beverage perfect for pairing with Asian cuisine, you’d be wrong: This is a dry, aromatic wine with citrus notes and a fair amount of body. Sip it cold on its own or with simply prepared seafood. The color is a vivid red-orange and is a sight to behold. Independent Spirits is open for business at 5947 N Broadway but would prefer if you placed your order online or by phone for curbside or in-store pickup. Give them a call at (773) 989-2115 or point your browser to

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