The role of Good Samaritan was played by not one but an entire city of generous theaters: As soon as the League of Chicago Theatres heard about Schneider's search for equipment, they sent out a call to their members and within days had offers of costumes from the Victory Gardens Theater; scenery from Scenic View; curtains from the Becker family at Grand Stage/Art Drapery Studio; a sound system from TimeLine Theatre; and a director from Thirsty Theater volunteering his time.
"This is the best blessing I could have imagined," says Schneider, who is busy with cast and crew in rehearsals for Tunkasina, a play that takes its title from the Dakota word for grandfather.
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