Four new original comedies at GTT in June!
Chicago, IL (June 1 - 23, 2010): GTT is proud to announce four original comedies debuting in June:
HOME M.D. – a parody of television medical dramas, written and directed by Evelyn DeHais – performs Tuesdays at 8pm, June 1 – 22, 2010 (tickets are $12).
THE RISE OF EMPEROR ERIC, an original Kung-Fu/Absurdist/Comedy from playwright David J. Ruthenberg, runs Tuesdays at 9:30pm, June 1 – 22, 2010 (tickets are $12).
IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE, IT'S A LOVE STORY is the spectacular tale of dating in the world of cowls and capes. Written by Alyse Castillo and Directed by Phil Baranski, …IT’S A LOVE STORY performs Wednesdays at 8pm, June 2 – 23, 2010 (tickets are $12).
And lastly, if Hamlet and King Lear had a not-too-bright sibling, it would surely be called THE TERRIBLE: an original play about thanatology, misanthropy, and single-malt scotch. Performing Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 7pm, June 4 – 6, 2010, and Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 6pm (tickets are $10).
All performances/events take place at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 60647. To purchase tickets, please call 773-598-4549 or visit www.gorillatango.com.
MORE ABOUT HOME M.D.
"Home M.D." – a parody of television medical dramas – examines such pressing questions as how will a team of cliché-ridden doctors fare against the disease of the week? Will musical theater and awkward sexual tension save the day? How DO you kill a zombie? And on a scale from 1 to 10, how attractive is that corpse? It’s the “ER” – uh, I mean, the “Grey’s Anatomy” – no, that’s not right, “House?” – wait no, got it. It’s the HOME M.D. you don’t want to miss.
HOME M.D: Tuesdays at 8pm, June 1 – 22, 2010. Tickets are $12; Rated R.
MORE ABOUT THE RISE OF EMPEROR ERIC
Eric, a weak-willed and fearful suburbanite, works as a fry cook at Burgers on Parade, a fast food joint in a mythical state ruled by Lord Conway, a deluded but charismatic suburban emperor, obsessed with his own greatness. As he attempts to carve out his own path of destiny, Eric encounters an onslaught of Red Samurais, Blue Samurais, pizza delivery boys, and hot chicks while facing foes such as the Toaster of Torment, a wedgie-delivering Koffi Annan and the Typhoon who Topples Empires. Come see the battle of the 21st century and discover the true meaning of the scroll of Bouddai-Ken with a special appearance by the Dalai Lama.
Directed by Timothy Bambara, a recipient of the 2008 CAAP Grant, a founding member of Dramatis Personae, Inc. and an ensemble member with Tympanic Theatre.
THE RISE OF EMPEROR ERIC: Tuesdays at 9:30pm, June 1 – 22, 2010. Tickets are $12.
MORE ABOUT IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE, IT'S A LOVE STORY
IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE, IT'S A LOVE STORY is the spectacular tale of dating in the world of cowls and capes. Based on moderately true events, ...IT'S A LOVE STORY will leave you looking for domino masks and utility belts. But remember, with great power comes great romance.
Written by Alyse Castillo and Directed by Phil Baranski.
IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE, IT'S A LOVE STORY: Wednesdays at 8pm, June 2 – 23, 2010. Tickets are $12; Rated PG-13.
MORE ABOUT THE TERRIBLE
A hermitic, middle-aged writer visits the bar he frequented in his youth, reliving moments of mirth and regret. He renews relationships with old friends and makes new acquaintances, but the years of isolation have taken their toll, and his misanthropic streak changes the tone of the homecoming from sweet to bitter. Can this former novelist rewrite his own ending by making amends with the people around him all while facing his inner demons?
Written and directed by Wes Payton, this human condition play explores themes of contrition and ontology. The structure of the play includes an existential element, which parallels and informs the narrative that unfolds in this corner bar. The play’s antihero is both blithe and bellicose as he attempts to understand the impact his volatile character has had on the lives of his erstwhile friends. His advanced years have afforded him perspective, but his catharsis is in jeopardy of being undone by his lack of accountability.
Photo by Kate Jacobsen; Shane Bichl in THE TERRIBLE, "Prisoner processing"
THE TERRIBLE: Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 7pm, June 4 – 6, 2010, and Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 6pm. Tickets are $10.
For more information or to schedule an interview or review, please contact Kelly Williams at 773-598-4549 or email@example.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 88-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