All of the following performances take place at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milw.
War In Pieces (CONTINUING FROM FEBRUARY)
3 people. 2 sides. 1 outcome. War in Pieces, a play by Angela Jo.
Produced by Angela Strohm.
Sundays at 7pm, February 21 – March 7, 2010. Tickets are $10; Rated R.
Inner Demons: Three short plays by Nick Cardiff (CONTINUING FROM FEBRUARY)
Inner Demons is Nothing Special Productions’ Chicago debut and features three new plays by Nick Cardiff which explore the haunting nature of loss, betrayal and love. In Fear and Shadows, directed by Mikey Laird, we see Cupid falling in love with a mortal and the grave consequences that follow. Existence, directed by Robert Quinlan, shows how far the mind may go to explain one’s own reality after life throws an unfortunate curve. Finally in The Room, also directed by Mikey Laird, we see the relationship of two men who have been trapped in a room for as long as they can remember and how they react to finding out where it is they really are. NSP is excited to make their Chicago debut at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Produced by Nothing Special Productions.
Friday, February 26, 2010 at 11:30pm and Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 10pm. Tickets are $10; Rated R.
There are two sides of every story, but only one version of the truth. Pulling actual police reports from recent newspapers, the cast of Policeman's Log will show audiences how the incidents 'actually' happened. This fully improvised show will shine a new light on those who break the law, and those who uphold it.
Produced by W. Tyler Paterson.
Mondays at 9:30pm, March 1 – 22, 2010. Tickets are $10; Rated R.
Sketch & Sniff
The second installment of the sold out show that features selected sketches from Second City’s sketch writing program. Don’t miss out on this bouquet of assorted comedy performed by some of Chicago’s best actors. Always new, always fresh!
Produced by Derick Lengwenus.
Friday and Saturday at 8pm, March 5 & 6, 2010. Tickets are $12; Rated R.
Inspired by the most influential book of all time, Improvised Bible is a show that people of all religions and creeds can appreciate. Every week, a dynamic cast of ten uses one audience suggestion to improvise a full length piece based on the themes and styles of the Old Testament.
Sundays at 5pm, March 7 – 28, 2010. Tickets are $10; Rated R.
The Manny Diaries
Three kids. One daddy. Zero idea what he's doing. The Manny Diaries.
Written by and featuring former on-air correspondent at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Bob Wiltfong, an Emmy and Peabody award-winning television performer with on-air credits including 30 Rock, Chappelle’s Show, and such films as “Definitely, Maybe” and “The Hoax.” His current efforts with “The Manny Diaries” has already found a television home on WCIU (“The U”) in Chicago with his web cam videos airing every Monday morning on the channel’s “You & Me in the Morning” program.
Produced by Bob Wiltfong.
Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 4pm. Tickets are $12; Rated R.
Danny And The Deep Blue Sea
DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, a show directed by Ted Hoerl in collaboration with Act One Studios, shows what type of moving and important work can be produced when applying the Meisner Technique. The setting is a rundown bar in the Bronx, where two of society's rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting conversation over their beer. He is a brooding, self-loathing young man who resorts more to violence than reason; she is a divorced, guilt-ridden young woman whose troubled teenage son is now being cared for by her parents. They decide to spend the night together, and the possibility of a genuine and meaningful relationship begins to emerge.
Produced by Ben Nicholson.
Mondays at 7:30pm, Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 11:30pm, March 8 – 15, 2010. Tickets are $15; Rated R.
The Legend of Ginger Bred
“The Legend of Ginger Bred; A Story of Sex, Salvation & Baked Goods” is the story of rock n' roll ex-food fetish porn star junkie Ginger Bred, a women who resurrects her past on the night of a major electrical storm. Is it God speaking to her? Aliens trying to save her life? A modern day adaptation of the story of The Ginger Bread Man, Ginger and her band take you on a bizarre odyssey from East Texas to Hollywood in this off-beat camp musical roller-coaster ride.
Produced by Cock and Bull Theatre.
Thursdays at 9:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 10pm, March 11 – 20, 2010. Tickets are $15; Rated R.
This Above All...
Benny loves his home and his family, but he has never really been satisfied. He has no direction in life and grabs motivation from old adages and quotations he's heard over the years. As he happily shares memories and stories of his past, he begins to discover a few things about himself and what it really means to be happy.
Produced by Jack M. Bourgeois.
Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 7pm, March 12 – 14, 2010. Tickets are $10; Rated PG.
Popgasm [pop-GAZ- em] a pop culture-themed sketch show guaranteed to give you a Perez Hilton addiction.
Produced by Katie Johnston.
Tuesdays at 8pm, March 16 – 30, 2010. Tickets are $10; Rated R.
Chug Chicago: A Drinking Party Musical
Ever read "Create Your Own Adventure Books" when you were a kid? Chug Chicago is a Create Your Own Drunken Party show for adults! Upon arriving to the theatre, audience members get to vote on which characters they would most enjoy seeing at a rambunctious, inebriated, Wrigleyville house party! Want to see Oprah and The Pope go shot for shot? Want to hold the Mormon's legs as he does a keg stand? Want your buddy Steve to appear in the show? Every show is individually tailored to that audience's idea of hilarity. This show is 21 and over only; must present ID at door.
Produced by Amy Whittenberger and Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Fridays at 11:30pm, March 19 – April 9, 2010. Tickets are $12; Rated R.
Just About Time
A light romp into our take on pop culture and celebrity, (real celebrity, not octo-mom celebrity) with roots in keeping it real with wit, class, and being super pretty. But we all know sometimes keeping it real goes wrong...
Produced by The Donkey Show Rejects.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, March 19 – 27, 2010. Tickets are $20; Rated R.
The Interrogation & Last Option
An hour of thought-provoking short plays by new Chicago playwright, Stephen Bastien.
In "The Interrogation", Professor Stepanovich wants to know why he is being interrogated. The cops, who desperately need a confession, want to know too.
In "Last Option", Jack simply wants to confess his sins to a priest before he dies, or does he?
Produced by Stephen Bastien.
Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 6pm. Tickets are $15; Rated R.
Born to Be
The world premiere of a one act, interactive comedy by new Chicago playwright, Stephen Bastien.
New age guru and author Stephen Bastien guides six unsuspecting audience members to discover their inner passion and what they were born to do with their lives. The results lead to interesting choices in a humorous, sometimes absurd hour of soul searching and discovery.
Produced by Stephen Bastien.
Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 6pm. Tickets are $15; Rated R.
Hijinks & Showdowns
Recounting his misguided adolescent adventures, comedian Prescott Tolk presents a hilarious one-man show about how bad ideas lead to horrible outcomes.
Produced by Prescott Tolk.
Thursdays at 8pm, March 25 – April 29, 2010. Tickets are $10; Rated R.
Urban Indigenous presents: Code of Ethnics
Urban Indigenous is Chicago ’s premiere multi-ethnic comedy troupe representing various cultures. In their first full length review, “Code of Ethnics”, they explore a variety of comedic styles, while also playing with “code of ethics” from classes, cultures, linguistics, and other hysterical situations to guide a viewer on who decides what ethnic really is.
Produced by Urban Indigenous.
Saturdays at 10pm, March 27 – May 15, 2010. Tickets are $10; Rated R.
Gorilla Tango Theatre 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 stop on the O’Hare Blue Line and the #49 Western, #73 Armitage and #56 Milwaukee buses. Street parking is readily available. GTT offers a variety of affordable ($3-$8) beer and wine for purchase.