Monday, March 29, 2010

April Shows at Gorilla Tango Theatre

Chug Chicago: A Drinking Party Musical (CONTINUING FROM MARCH)

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.


Join comedy team Shoelace Academy as they take on a rotating roster of local troupes in a fully improvised show fueled by audience suggestions.

March 20, 2010 (11:30pm) - Feral Children

March 27, 2010 (11:30pm) - Accidental VJ

April 3, 2010 (8pm) - Jugs and Pullups, Shock T’s

May 22, 2010 (10pm) - Charles Grodin

May 29, 2010 (10pm) - Shark City

Produced by Warren Arnold.

Saturdays at 11:30pm, March 20 & 27, Saturday April 3 at 8pm, and Saturdays May 22 & 29 at 10pm. Tickets are $10; Rated R.


Formerly entitled “Hijinks & Showdowns,” HIGH JINXED recounts the misguided adolescent adventures of comedian Prescott Tolk, as he 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.

Immigrant Song

Immigrant Song is a sketch comedy told from the eyes of, you guessed it, immigrants. Those zany Spanish waiters, crazy German students, and wacky Japanese tourists you see in so many comedies are more than comic relief.

Produced by David Elliott.

Fridays at 10pm, April 2 – 30, 2010. Tickets are $12; Rated R.


A show that will bring sugary goodness to the depths of your murky geeked out soul. This sketch comedy show takes a look at the mangled love affair humans have created with each other, technology and our mixed up vices of demise. But that's not going to stop you from jumping into bed with a first generation iGigolo or iWhore, is it? No. Because we are humans; the only beings intelligent enough to design our own destruction! So put down the iPhone long enough to get your mind iBlown!

Produced by Jeremiah Howe

Saturdays at 6pm, April 3 – 24, 2010. Tickets are $12; Rated R.

TMI: A Hollywood Love Story

Don't reality TV celebs piss you off? The idea of over night success, unworthy of the limelight. What about 15 year olds dancing in lingerie, singing about their intense love on a 100 foot yacht. Yet, you're the first person in the check-out line to find out, "Who's caught with not so sexy Cellulite". Last time I checked, this revolution in the media has been a love-hate relationship for over 2 decades now. TMI: A Hollywood Love Story, is exactly how you should break up with a bad ex-city.

Directed by Madilynn Beck.

Produced by Gorilla Tango Theatre.

Saturdays at 11:30pm, April 3 – 24, 2010. Tickets are $12; Rated R.

Chekov Kegstand

In college, morality is relative. Based on the Chekhov play, Uncle Vanya, Chekhov Kegstand is a tale of a college dorm room, best friends, love, sex, alcohol, and betrayal. Sounds like your average college weekend! As their senior year draws to a close, roommates Aaron and Greg need to start thinking about their future, as long as their hormones and alcoholic tendencies don't get in the way.

Written by Chicago playwright Bryan Cohen.

Produced by Erik Wagner.

Mondays at 7:30pm, April 5 – 26, 2010. Tickets are $12; Rated R.

The Legend of Ricky "the Cat" Casio: Personal Soundtrack Artist and Purveyor of the Peace

Ricky “the Cat” Casio has a gift. He is the purveyor of genuine human emotion, defender of a rare, youthful vitality that turns idealistic fantasy into reality - and he’s an, at best, average musician.

Ricky has a dream to make the joys and sorrows of daily life radiate with vivid brilliance through the power of his key-tar. Ricky, you see, writes personal soundtracks for a living. In real time. Yet the life of a personal soundtrack composer is not an easy one. A bizarre twist of fate hurtles “the Cat” through an unlikely scenario involving the United States government, nuclear-armed Russia, and the end of the world as we know it. With the help of his trusty key-tar, he plans to navigate the treacherous waters of international diplomacy and make it back in time to compose a dramatic break-up jingle.

Written by Benjamin Majoy.

Directed by Bryan Schmidt.

Produced by Gorilla Tango Theatre.

Tuesdays at 8pm, April 6 – 27, 2010. Tickets are $12; Rated R.

Hello Human Female

An online dating service connects Tamela, a guileless 37 year-old virgin looking for love, with Dr. Gorn, an evil scientist with ambitions of world domination. Things don't go according to Dr. Gorn's dastardly plan when Tamela falls instantly in love with his henchman, Blork, a brainless (literally), misshapen, noodle-armed creation. Equal parts YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and THE PRINCESS BRIDE, HELLO HUMAN FEMALE is an odd and whimsical tale with the message that being full of love, kindness and understanding can make up for pretty much all of our apparent shortcomings, even not having a brain.

Written and Directed by Matt Lyle.

Produced by Gorilla Tango.

Wednesdays at 7:30pm, April 7 – 28, 2010. Tickets are $12; Rated R.

Salon Garbage
Salon Garbage is a comedy about things that go on in the salon some things expected and some things that are unexpected. Flavor’s Unisex Salon is owned by Myesha Wilson who seeks change in the salon and to get away from the stereotypes about most salons. But there is still drama even when she tries to fix the drama. Salon Garbage is a funny inspirational comedy you don’t want to miss it’s moving, funny, compelling and real it’s something that most salon owners, stylists and nail techs can relate too. Salon Garbage has a mixture of characters that will have you jumping out your seats with laughter.
Produced by Beauty In Motion Productions.
Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 7pm, April 9 – 11, 2010. Tickets are $10; Rated R.


"Your favorite “Comedy with a LATIN flavor” group is back with a brand new sketch comedy revue entitled Ctrl+Alt+DEPORT!” The show explores the way that technology is reshaping our daily routines and changing the way we relate to one another. Salsation ponders this material through an unflinchingly Latino lens. A guy is dumped by his girlfriend and he employs YouTube to win her back. Tune into a video podcast created by a group of ambitious high schoolers, complete with celebrity news live from the cafeteria. A symphony of ringtones underscores the shrinkage of our personal space. And see what happens when alien technology is pitted against our love affair with personal electronic devices. It’s a show you don’t want to miss!"

Produced by Salsation Theatre Co.

Fridays at 8pm, April 23 – May 28, 2010. Tickets are $12; Rated R.

Entertainment Will Never Die

Love Money Productions Presents:

Entertainment Will Never Die

(Comedy Special)

LOL With Dave Maebene on April 16th & Jeremiah Frazier on April 17th.

Produced by Tastic.

Friday and Saturday at 8pm, April 16 & 17, 2010. Tickets are $12; Rated R.

CIF presents GTT Improv Thing vs. CIT Champions

As part of the Chicago Improv Festival 2010, Gorilla Tango Theatre is hosting an exhibition of the winners of the GTT Improv Thing and the College Improv Tournament national champions! This is it. Check it out. It’s going to be awesome!

2008 CIT Champs - The Improv Mafia from Illinois State University

2009 CIT Champs - The Titanic Player's Daddy Mags from Northwestern University

2010 GTT Improv Thing Champs - Niel & Lein

Produced by Chicago Improv Foundation and Gorilla Tango Theatre.

Friday, April 23, 2010 at 11:30pm. Tickets are $12; Rated R.

Yellow Light by Andrew Pederson

Traffic lights are easy like love, right? Green means go, Red means stop. and Yellow means...speed up or slow down? The Just Passing By Theatre Company presents Yellow Light by Andy Pederson, a comedy about love, hesitation, and closing your eyes as you speed through intersections.

Directed by Brian Fruits.

Produced by The Just Passing By Theatre Company.

Saturdays at 8pm, April 24 – May 8, 2010. Tickets are $15; Rated R.

Confusion: It’s Confusing!

Confusion is everywhere. Whether it's a simple transaction or the ever so complex "game play" between men and women, the state of being confused is inevitably experienced by all of us from time to time. This quirky double-header of original, comedic plays explores those who are consciously confused and those who are just confusingly clueless.

Written by Terry McFadden

Produced/Directed by Jeffrey Ryan Ringgenberg

Thursdays at 9:30pm, April 29 – May 13, 2010. Tickets are $12; Rated R.

All performances take place at:

Gorilla Tango Theatre

1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago, IL 60647

Visit or call 773-598-4549 for tickets and more information.

Audience contact: 773-598-4549,

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.

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