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308 | John Waters in Conversation with Chris Jones
308 | John Waters in Conversation with Chris Jones

Photo Credit: Stephen Maturen

Sun, Apr 30 | 4 – 5 PM
Fine Arts Building
Studebaker Theater
410 S Michigan Ave | Chicago, IL | 60605
  • Members: $23
  • Public: $26
  • Students and Teachers: $20

John Waters, the acclaimed director and pop icon behind Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, and Cry-Baby, injects chaos into his work and encourages more of it in everyday life. In his latest book, Make Trouble, Waters uses his sly wisdom to advise a younger generation to be nosy and horrify us with new ideas—but he also urges anyone embarking on a creative path to be pragmatic and disciplined. Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones joins Waters in conversation as he shares his guidelines and reveals the truths of a subversive life as few others can.

Ticket purchase includes a copy of Make Trouble. An option for 1 book + 2 tickets is available through the box office at (312) 494-9509.

A book signing will follow this program.


John Waters is a filmmaker, writer, actor and visual artist best known for his films, including Pink Flamingos, Serial Mom, and Hairspray, which was adapted into a long-running Broadway musical. The author of seven books, including the New York Times bestsellers Role Models and Carsick, he performs his one-man spoken word shows regularly in the United States and abroad. Waters lives in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland.

Chris Jones is the chief theater critic for the Chicago Tribune. Prior to joining the Tribune 15 years ago, Jones served as the touring theater critic for Variety and Daily Variety. Jones spent 10 years teaching at Northern Illinois University, where he served as both an associate professor and as assistant chair of the School of Theatre and Dance. He also served as associate dean of Depaul University Theatre School, where he continues to be an adjunct professor. A native of Manchester, England, Jones earned a doctorate from Ohio State University in 1989. He lives in Evanston.

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  • Make Trouble
  • 4/30/2017