My dear friend and my favorite local theater scene septuagenarian actor, Howard Raik, is performing in a new play, Ashes and Acceptance, starting this weekend, and ending next weekend at The Gorilla Tango Theater, 1919 N. Milwaukee in Chicago. There are only six performances: August 4, 5, 6 & 11, 12, 13. All shows start at 8:00 pm. It is an original one-act play by local playwright Dakota Vaassen, about a father and daughter reuniting after forty years of estrangement. Don’t forget to bring your handkerchiefs.