Roosevelt University CCPA alumnus Jeremy Myers has been cited as one of the twelve great performers in Chicago theater by Time Out Chicago for his performance in Pussy on the House. The play, a drag parody of the Tennessee Williams classic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, was produced by Hell in a Handbag Productions and received a four-star review from Time Out critic Emily Gordon. She praised Myers’ performance, writing that he “channels Elizabeth Taylor in this delightful camp take on Tennessee Williams,” referencing the classic Hollywood film starring the late Taylor. Gordon goes on to write, “Myers… is astonishing; his slinky, cajoling Maggie transcends cross-dressing and approaches reincarnation.”
For more information on Hell in a Handbag Productions please visit its Website.
To read the full version of Gordon’s review, please click here.
Dr. Dieter Kober (MM, ’48) (ND, ’50), a distinguised Roosevelt alumnus was recently honored by the Illinois Council of the Orchestra. On October 2nd, 2011, Maestro Kober was presented with the 2011 Cultural Leadership Award, at the Chicago Cultural Center, during a Chicago Chamber Orchestra performance.
The German-born Kober founded the Chicago Chamber Orchestra in 1952. Along with his studies with Roosevelt University, he studied at the University of Nebraska and the University of Chicago. He’s a highly-awarded individual who, along with his Cultural Leadership Award is a recipient of the Medal of Merit, First Class, from the Federal Republic of Germany “in recognition of his contribution to international understanding through music.”
Dr. Kober is flanked by ICO board member, Andy Jacobsen and ICO director, Kendria Perry-Madden.
For more information on the Illinois Council of the Orchestra, please visit its Website.
Xiomara J. Castillo (MB, ’80) was recently honored by the Town of Miami Lakes, FL during its 10th anniversary celebration for her contribution toward the town’s succes. The ceremony included a plaque unveiling honoring community leaders of Miami Lakes.
Known for her extensive service to the elderly, Castillo was recognized by the Florida Governor’s Office, Department of Elder affairs for her work with the elderly. She has also served on the board of the Elderly Affairs Committe of Miami Lakes since its inception. An active and committed member of the community, Castillo worked with various philanthropic and business organizations including the South Wast Florida Venezuelan Lions Club, the Venezuelan American Brotherhood, Toastmasters International; she also served as director of the Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce.
For more information on the Town of Miami Lakes, please visit its Website.