Tuesday, August 24, 2010

September Listings at Gorilla Tango

As usual, apologies on just hosting the listings sent in by Kelly of Gorilla Tango, which are pasted below. We had a blast at the Edd Fairman show, check out the Aug. 10th Pipeline to read our take on the 'wizard of sorts.'

September 2010 Calendar Listings:
Edd Fairman, Wizard of Sorts: Magic, Comedy, Mayhem (Continuing)

Edd Fairman, the Wizard of Sorts, is hitting the Gorilla Tango Stage for five nights of magic, comedy and mayhem! A nationally touring magician and an illusionist since the ripe old age of 6, Edd has brought his act home to Chicago and has planned an hour of interactive trickery, mindblowing mischief and new spins on classic illusions that could only come from the man the Chicago Wizard's Club named "Magician of the Year." You might not believe that a show this big can fit into Edd's single, trademark briefcase, but you will. You might even get a chance to peek inside it yourself! And be warned; this show is for audiences 13 and up due to moderate amounts of highly professional immaturity. To find out more about Edd and his magic, visit www.WizardofSorts.com.

Produced by Edd Fairman.

Thursdays at 8pm, August 5 – September 2, 2010. Tickets are $10.

Midlife Joyride (Continuing)

Don’t call it a Midlife Crisis. Crisis? What Crisis?! "Midlife Joyride" takes a skewed, hilarious look at the crap that arises when men and women move into the second half of life: bald spots, hot flashes, daydream stares, big guts, fast cars, sex drives on life support and “cougar” attacks. This part sketch show, part stand-up performance doesn’t take itself seriously. Instead it embraces the changes and puts a funny, whacked-out spin on what really should be called Adolescence the Sequel.

Produced by Eric Cowgill.

Saturdays at 7:30pm, August 28 – September 18, 2010. Tickets are $15

Directed by Mallory Primm
Written by Ian Kennedy

There is nothing fiercer than a game of Bingo. Tensions are high and competition FIERCE. In Mr. Kennedy’s new play BINGO!, amidst the competition, gossip flourishes and secrets are revealed. Who knew a Bingo game could contain hidden sexualities, illicit affairs, matching heart-shaped tattoos, AND good luck dollies? Interactive, Fun, Exciting!

Produced by Mallory Primm.
Wednesdays at 8pm, September 1 – 22, 2010. Tickets are $12.

True Twilight: A Glee Club Musical
Vamps! Wolves! Gleeks!

Suckie Stickhouse just moved to Wiccan Park and is already torn between two men: Ted, the undead man of her dreams, and Shirts on the Ground, the shape changing hottie. And how will Rachel Sharpey feel when Suckie auditions for the new musical? I'm sure coach Su will have an opinion. An over the top musical parody you don't want your children to see that will leave you singing "Don't Stop Bleeding!"...

Produced by Andrew Kraft.
Wednesdays at 9:30pm, September 1 – 22, 2010. Tickets are $12. Rated R.

Improv(e) Humanity

Have you ever had $12 and thought to yourself, "I could either donate this $12 to the American Cancer Society OR I could go see a comedy show..." What a dilemma! Now you can do both! Join us for an evening full of genius by Ken Barnard, high-energy improv from Fart City, music by Courageous Rue, and all hosted by the lovely and always quirky Cameron Esposito.

Take part in our raffle for your chance to win original art work by animation artists collective, Ridiculously Sophisticated Concept Artists!

A portion of proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society (http://www.cancer.org).
Produced by Cassie Soliday.

Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 9:30pm. Tickets are $12.

Smut! An Improvised Porno

Drawing from a collection of audience suggestions [something clever] Productions will present a series vignettes all related to the various categories/fetishes you would find in the porno section at your local video store. Complete with vintage porno music and a few other surprises along the way! So if spending an evening with some MILFS, BBW, lesbians, barely legal teens, and hot steamy men sounds like fun to you, then this is the show for you! You may even learn a few new things along the way.

Directed by Brian Gore.

Produced by [Something Clever] Productions.

Friday September 3, 2010 at 8pm and Friday, September 17, 2010 at 11:30pm. Tickets are $10.

Charlie Bit Me

Ouch, that was funny! Charlie Bit Me is a two-man romp through a spontaneously created world of hilarious characters. Wear socks, so they can be knocked off.

Produced by Thomas Weishan

Friday, September 3, 2010 at 9:30pm and Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 6pm. Tickets are $10.

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

When CB's dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. But a chance meeting with a classmate who plays piano, the target of this group's bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, and sexual identity collide and careen toward a haunting and hopeful conclusion.

Produced by Jonathen Wikholm.

Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30pm, September 4 – 18, 2010. Tickets are $12.

CHUG CHICAGO: Rise of the Wrigleyvillians

Take a look inside the adrenaline-fueled, exciting world of Wrigleyville with this brand new interactive show/party experience that centers around drinking and the Chicago Cubs!

Written and directed by Amy Whittenberger.

Saturdays at 11:30pm, September 4 – 25, 2010. Tickets are $12.

Bad Seed

by David Greenberg

A mytho-political drama about the rising evil and constricting effect of corporate hegemony in contemporary American society.

Produced by Pawel Grajnert.

Tuesdays at 8pm, September 7 – 28, 2010. Tickets are $12.

Solo In Sanity

Have you ever felt completely SOLO in your sanity? Like everyone is crazy but YOU? Well, we can relate.

The world has gone crazy, and Solo In Sanity has proof. During this satirical, slice-of-life sketch comedy revue, you’ll visit places, people, and moments in time where the madness is just too much. Come to this hilarious, irreverent show with your other sane friends to poke fun at everything from high school bullies, to job interviews, to social “norms.” The cast of Jersey Shore might even stop by to incite the downfall of humanity!

Join your fellow sanity seekers before it’s too late…

Produced by Cora Vasseur.

Fridays at 8pm, September 10 – October 1, 2010. Tickets are $12.

Horrid! An Improvised Late Night Cult Film

Imagine if you mixed The Rocky Horror Picture Show, John Waters, zombies, slashers, B-Horror, exploitation films and 80's teen flicks all into one performance. Drawing from a collection of audience suggestions we will create an improvised show in the style of all these late night cult films seen in a series of vignettes. Sometimes the scenes will stand alone and sometimes story lines will connect in unexpected ways. This show is perfect for anyone who is a fan of cult films, someone looking for a break from your typical improv show or anyone who thought the 70's and 80's were the best times for movies.

Directed by Brian Gore

Produced by [Something Clever] Productions.

Friday, September 10, 2010 at 11:30pm and Friday, September 24, 2010 at 9:30pm. Tickets are $10.

$600 GTT Writer/Actor Thing

Do you crave original work? Do you love to vote for things? Then we've got the show for you! The $600 GTT Actor/Writer Thing pits 30 actors and 15 writers against each other as they put together the best original work they can in a single evening! Week one features 30 unique monologues, week two offers up 10 fantastic duets, and in the final week, watch in amazement as two teams put together a full one act play! Best of all, it's your vote that will decide the winners! At the end of three weeks, 6 people will walk away with cash, prizes courtesy of BigHotDog.com and their very own show which will premiere at Gorilla Tango Theatre!

Produced by Paul Cosca.

Saturdays at 5:30pm, September 11 – 25, 2010. Tickets are $10.

Shows You Would Never See If You Didn’t Know Someone In The Cast

The sell-out sketch comedy show is back and packed with new sketches.

The Best of Joe Janes's 365 Sketches.

This Fall, Feel the Bang. Get the Clap.

Produced by Scott Olson.

Sundays and Thursdays at 7:30pm, September 26 – October 7, 2010. Tickets are $10.

All performances take place at:

Gorilla Tango Theatre

1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago, IL 60647


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

Audience contact: 773-598-4549, info@gorillatango.com

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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