12/12/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

David Schwimmer Joining Studs Terkel Tribute

David Schwimmer will join a cast of notable Chicagoans paying tribute to the late Studs Terkel at Steppenwolf Theatre Monday, Chris Jones reports in the Tribune:

The theater will present a free staged reading, with music, of Derek Goldman's adaptation of Terkel's primer on death and dying, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken."

Cultural luminaries taking part include David Schwimmer, Steppenwolf artistic director Martha Lavey, Tribune writer Rick Kogan, Victory Gardens artistic director Dennis Zacek, folk singer Michael Smith, director Joyce Piven, and an array of Steppenwolf ensemble members and actors, including K. Todd Freeman, Robert Breuler, Tom Irwin and Alan Wilder.

Studs Terkel died October 31 at his Chicago home. The author, radio host, oral historian and activist was 96.

He spoke about the impending election with Huffington Post blogger Edward Lifson nearly a week before his death.

Read other blogger's tributes to Studs here.