Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Five New Comedic Shows in Feb. @ Gorilla Tango

For Immediate Release:
Press Contact: Kelly Williams @ 773.598.4549, kelly@gorillatango.com
Audience Contact: Gorilla Tango Theatre @ 773.598.4549, info@gorillatango.com
Kill Date: February 28, 2010

Five Comedic Shows open at GTT in February!

Chicago, IL (February 1 – 27, 2010): Four new shows will be opening up at Gorilla Tango Theatre in February! KEYMASTER/GATEKEEPER, the premiere sketch show by improvisational duo Bamifazi, runs Mondays at 8pm, February 1 – 15, 2010 (tickets are $10); F.A.T. PEOPLE, the female sketch duo of Kimberly Franck and Natasha Hansen explores what it means to be ‘F.A.T’, on Wednesday at 9:30pm, February 3 – 10, 2010 (tickets are $10); ABOUT THE GREATEST PORNO, EVER!! returns to the GTT stage after its successful run this past November, performing Tuesdays at 8pm, February 02 – 23, 2010 (tickets are $10); and TGIF RAW, where "Serious and Dramatic Actors" take on the transcripts from early 90's TGIF shows in this dark comedy which runs Saturdays at 11:30pm, February 6 – 27, 2010 (tickets are $12). All shows perform at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 60647; to purchase tickets call 773-598-4549 or visit www.gorillatango.com.

Keymaster/Gatekeeper is the premiere sketch show of Bamifazi, the new improvisational duo formed by Chicago improvisers Luciana Bonifazi and Tom Bambara. The show opens with a few suggestions from the audience that will fuel an evening of hilarious conversations between some of Bamifazi’s favorite characters. Audiences should also expect an appearance by the ever-popular Sheldon & Rachel stars of the Chicago based web series of the same name. Mondays at 8pm, February 1 – 15, 2010 (tickets are $10).
Below is a link to the publicity photo for this show:
http://www.gorillatango.com/pr/KeyGate.jpg; L-R, Luciana Bonifazi & Tom Bambara

F.A.T. What does that even mean?? Come find out, as Kimberly Franck and Natasha Hansen explore what it means to be F.A.T. From a gospel song about baking, to a new kind of workout video, these ladies address social issues, as well as share personal experiences. Different improv teams will open for them each week. Wednesday at 9:30pm, February 3 – 10, 2010 (tickets are $10).
Below is a link to the publicity photo for this show:
http://www.gorillatango.com/pr/FATPeople.jpg; L-R, Natasha Hansen & Kimberly Franck

The Greatest Porno, EVER!! follows ordinary people whose lives are irrevocably altered upon the arrival of an underground tape that portrays the act of carnal gymnastics in a manner so disgusting it's oddly arousing...and in some cases, deadly. Bachelorette parties and adult film aficionados alike won't want to miss the sexiest, yet sickest show in town.... Tuesdays at 8pm, February 02 – 23, 2010 (tickets are $10).

This February, sitcoms from the early 1990s are getting RAW in the hands of  “serious and dramatic” actors. Heralded as “deeper than Shakespeare” and “way more serious than ‘August: Osage County’”, this workshop production will make you “Thank God It’s Funny”. Drawing from the wealth of human experience, this dangerous troupe of actors portray characters such as Steve Urkel, Balki Bartokomous, and ‘lil Michelle Tanner with the depth and rawness they deserve. [Warning: This dark improvised comedy contains harsh language and inappropriate material.] Directed by Lauren Maul. Saturdays at 11:30pm, February 6 – 27, 2010 (tickets are $12).
Below is a link to the publicity photo for this show:
http://www.gorillatango.com/pr/TGIFraw2.jpg; additional photos and photo ID available upon request.

(from the WPB/SSA #33 newsletter) 

Gorilla Tango Theater Presents - Circus Cats of Chicago

Come to the special-one-day only-Valentine show staring the Cupid Cats, Chicago's only trained domestic cat show. The fantastic felines will ride skateboards, roll barrels, ring bells, push carts, walk the high wire, climb ropes, and jump through hoops! Don't miss your chance to meet them live and in Purrson. See: www.circuscats.com for more. The show will run at the Gorilla Tango Theater (1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue) at 4pm & 5:30pm on Saturday February 13. Tickets are $15; call (773) 598-4549 for reservations.

For more information on any of the above shows or to schedule a review or interview, please contact Kelly Williams at 773.598-4549 or kelly@gorillatango.com
Gorilla Tango Theatre (GTT) is a year-round theatrical venue where audiences of all ages can consistently go to see a wide variety of talented artists. GTT exists to provide artists with an opportunity to produce their work in professional environment. GTT was created by Second City- and IO-Chicago-trained Dan Abbate and boasts an 80-seat performance space. GTT Chicago is conveniently located at the intersection of Western and Milwaukee in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Easily accessible by public transportation, GTT is steps away from the Western Blue Line stop and the #49 Western, #73 Armitage and #56 Milwaukee buses. Street parking is readily available.  With shows for both children and adults, all GTT performances are on a rating system, similar to the one used in movie theatres. GTT offers a variety of affordable beer and wine for purchase. Consult the website for rating information, tickets, and details.

1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 – 773.598.4549

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