Part of a 40-week series in which we take a look at a specific year in Chicago history via the pages of the Reader.
It was “Chicago’s greatest theatrical event,” according to Meredith Anthony, writing on June 14, 1974.
But what was it? Something around and about Hyde Park, organized by Sally Banes and lasting six hours, though it
was hard to say when it began or ended and whether what you were watching at any given moment was actually part of the show.