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Nora Dunn hosts Post-Show Discussion following Mythical Proportions at Theater Wit on October 13

NORA DUNN’S ONE-WOMAN SHOW
MYTHICAL PROPORTIONS


Post-Show Discussion on October 13
featuring Nora Dunn, Peach Carr and Arica Hilton

Chicago - Oct. 3, 2013 - Chicago's own Nora Dunn, actress, comedienne and writer, will be hosting a post-show discussion with designer Peach Carr and artist Arica Hilton, to talk about how their work came together for Nora's one-woman show, Mythical Proportions, on Sunday, October 13, following the 4 p.m. performance.  Mythical Proportions has been extended at Theater Wit through October 20, 2013.  Theater Wit is located in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood at 1229 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago. For ticket information and performance schedule, visit TheaterWit.org or call 773.975.8150.
 
Mythical Proportions is a hit with the critics! “Funny but strikingly poignant.  Dunn is a gifted Chicago writer, landing squarely within the literary traditions of the city. Revelatory!” raves Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune.  “RECOMMENDED!  Full of lovely surprises, deft characterizations, a multitude of voices and a good deal of self-revelation, the piece is more meditative than flamboyant, and as gently poignant as it is comic,” exclaims Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times.
 
Emerging from the memories of an 87-year-old Hollywood doyenne who discovered the greatest stars of the 50’s, to the musings of a seven year old girl mystified by the small world of Mr. Rogers and the lives of prisoners in a TV series called LockdownMythical Proportions combines characters across the country with Dunn's own stories from her childhood in inner city Chicago.  Join us on an American stage that stretches from tales of narcolepsy at cocktail parties to a middle-aged bookkeeper whose trip from a dreary town in Northern England to the sunny coast of California ends in tragedy, and to Mrs. Williams, a 68-year-old African American woman who relates a family history tainted by racism but driven by love.
  
ABOUT NORA DUNN
Dunn is most notably recognized for her work on Saturday Night Live from 1984 to 1991, and for her iconic characters Pat Stevens and Liz Sweeney.  Her other credits include such films as The Guilt Trip, Working Girl, Miami Blues, Passion Fish, The Last Supper, Runaway Jury, Three Kings, and Pineapple Express.  She has appeared on countless TV shows including five seasons as Dr. Marcus on Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Everything’s Sunny in Philadelphia, The X-Files: Wonderland Parts 1 & 2, the long-running NBC series: Sisters, the short-lived ABC series: Three Moons Over Milford, The Defenders, and Apartment 23.  She is the only actress who has played Ariana Huffington and Gloria Allred in television movies in the same year.  She coached Meryl Streep for her role as Iron Lady, in that she advised her not to do it while on the set of It’s Complicated, where she spotted a whale in the Pacific Ocean. While working on a film in Dublin, Laws of Attraction, with Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan, she spotted a small spider in her bed at The Four Seasons.
 
ABOUT PEACH CARR  
Peach Carr burst onto the fashion scene as a cheeky self-taught Chicago designer on Season 8 and Season 2 All Stars of “Project Runway.”  Drawing from her 60’s and 70’s childhood, Peach finds inspiration for her designs from the music, art and vibe of that era.  When designing, Peach always asks herself if Edie Sedgwick would have worn it.  Dubbed by Tim Gunn as “Country Club Chic,” Peach designs for the woman who likes to be on-trend yet comfortable and polished.  Her pieces range from bold wrinkle free day wear to chic evening and even stretch sequins for cocktails.  “Real Housewife of NYC” Alex McCord, RHNJ’s Dina Manzo, Linda Yu, LeeAnn Trotter and Nora Dunn are among Peach’s celebrity clients.  Peach Carr Designs can be found in various boutiques around the country and at: www.peachcarrdesigns.com.

ABOUT ARICA HILTON
Arica Hilton was born on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey.  As a young girl, she studied architecture, design and has worked as an art dealer, interior designer, poet and artist since 1985.  Whether it is visual art through paintings or the poetic expressions of language and music, every aspect of Arica’s life is geared towards one form of art melding into another.  Hilton lives and works in Chicago.  Until recently, she was the president of the board of the Poetry Center of Chicago and was voted one of the LIT 50: Who Really Books in Chicago 2011 by NewCity.  Her works have been seen in Fine Art Magazine, Michigan Avenue Magazine, Huffington Post, Astronomy Magazine, Art World News, Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.   Among her most recent collaborations with other artists, Hilton curated the poetry aspect of a sound and light installation, “DIVINA NATURA” with Italian artist Marco Nereo Rotelli at The Field Museum.  She also wrote the storyline and poetry for photographer, Dennis Manarchy’s “METAL” book, which will be released in Winter 2013.  Her 6 x 10 foot painting, "UNIVERSE, Life Unlimited" is currently the backdrop for Nora Dunn’s Mythical Proportions at Theater Wit.   Hilton’s book of poetry, "The Seven Faces of Love," is due for release in fall 2013.  She is currently preparing for a solo exhibition in Brussels in spring of 2014.

ABOUT THEATER WIT
 "A thrilling addition to Chicago's roster of theaters" (Chicago Tribune) and "a terrific place to see a show" (New City), the new Theater Wit is in its second season in its newly renovated home at 1229 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago.  Theater Wit inaugurated its brand new, $1.3 million venue in the former home of the Bailiwick Arts Centre in June 2010. The new Theater Wit boasts three intimate 99-seat performance spaces - the only theater in Chicago with such a configuration - plus a new box office, administrative offices, a beer, wine, spirits and coffee bar, and a cool, casual lobby. 
 
To encourage cross-pollination among all productions at Theater Wit, the company has introduced Chicago's first live theater, Netflix-like membership program.   With a Theater Wit Membership, you can see as many plays as you want at Theater Wit, year round, for one low monthly fee of $36 ($22 for students).  
 
Founded in 2004, Theater Wit's mission is to explore contemporary issues with wit and wisdom through new works and Chicago premieres. To purchase a Membership Program, Flex Pass, single tickets or for information about all productions at Theater Wit, call 773.975.8150 or visit TheaterWit.org.
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                 
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