As per our tweet yesterday (we do recommend you follow us on Twitter because we usually post news there first) the new Richard Christian Theater at Victory Gardens opened. Billy was at the opening ceremony and gave a speech.
The actor William Petersen followed with an equally moving and self-effacing speech, remarking on how generously Christiansen treated the famous opening-night fiasco of David Mamet’s “Glengarry Glen Ross” when the great Joe Mantegna went up on his lines. Petersen had a similar story to Cleveland’s. Christiansen told him, in print, that he was a great actor. And from that point, he believed it himself.
The full article is available via the Chicago Tribune : Now open for business: The Richard Christiansen Theater