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september, 2022

sat17sep11:00 AMsat11:45 AM11:00 AM - 11:45 AM You do Speak English, Don’t You? Cabaret-style Variety Show

Event Details

Mark and Helena Greathouse, an international husband and wife musical duo, present “You Do Speak English, Don’t You?”, a family friendly, lively cabaret style variety show.

The show features Mark’s own songs, as well as several familiar songs and parts of instrumental numbers, all interspersed with short, humorous dialogues highlighting challenges Helena and Mark have experienced in their lives as a Czech-American couple. Mark’s compositions range from love songs to ragtime. Helena presents a unique blend of expressive dance and song, enhanced by numerous costume changes. Mark accompanies her on the accordion.

The core part of the show was first introduced at the 2014 Portland, OR, Fertile Ground Festival of New Works.

Mark is a musician/composer from Portland, OR, and Helena is a singer/actor/dancer originally from Prague, Czech Republic. The show is basically a love story of how the two met in Europe and eventually married, moved to the U.S. and made their living here.

This performance is part of the library’s 8 Countries in 1 Day event and will take place in the main lobby. All are welcome! This performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

For additional information, please contact Samantha at [email protected] or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.



(Saturday) 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM


Main Lobby


Samantha Hathaway

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