Re: Hyde Park Clubs
Date: July 19, 2013 03:33AM
I believe that The Compass was on 55th near Woodlawn and that this was where Mike Nichols and Elaine May started out in The Compass Players. Looking up The Compass Players just now on Wikipedia I learned that the group morphed into Second City and "revolutionized comedy" with their schtick of having the audience suggest themes for improvisation. A couple of books have been written on The Compass Players. The group included Shelley Berman, Valerie Harper, Alan Alda, Ed Asner, and a long list of others.