July 25 & 26
Saturday, April 1, 2017 ♦ 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 2, 2017 ♦ 7:00 PM
4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000
“Surviving Twin” is a posthumous collaboration in which Grammy Award winner Wainwright connects some of his best songs with the writing of his late father Loudon Wainwright Jr, the esteemed LIFE Magazine columnist. The performance is a game of creative catch between son and father, exploring issues like birth, loss, parenthood, fashion, pet ownership, and mortality.
Loudon's illustrious career as a songwriter, humorist and actor, spans over two-dozen albums. He collaborated with Joe Henry, on the music for Judd Apatow's hit movie “Knocked Up”, penned music for the British theatrical adaptation of Carl Hiaasen's novel, “Lucky You” and also recorded several songs for HBO's “Boardwalk Empire”.
As an actor, he hit the screens early in his career playing Captain Calvin Spalding, the “singing surgeon”, on the American television show, M*A*S*H and has subsequently appeared in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Hal Ashby, Christopher Guest, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe, and Judd Apatow.
“The sardonically humorous singer-songwriter delivers a moving meditation on father/son relationships.” - The Hollywood Reporter
“…a bristling, acerbic, ultimately affecting family album of a show, with father-son resentments, hostilities and resemblances laid out for all to see, alongside the love and self-loathing.” - New York Times