#ChiStories Podcast: Chris Jones and Chicago Theater

Everyone knows about the connections between politics and performance, but it turns out mayors and theater critics have a lot in common as well.

At the start of both Chicago Theatre Week and the Year of Chicago Theatre, the great drama critic Chris Jones sat down with Mayor Emanuel to talk all things theater, from his favorite up-and-coming companies, to the politics of theater in new book Rise Up, the impact of the Internet, and — of course — what makes Chicago the greatest theater town in the world.

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Mayor Emanuel and Chris Jones talking Chicago theater. (Photo credit Walter Mitchell)

Listen to the full episode as Jones and Mayor Emanuel discuss:

0:30 — Rise Up
5:52 — “What is Chicago Theater”
9:28 — Up-and-Coming Theater Companies
16:02 — Critics and the Public
21:33 — Theater in Society

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