Monday, March 21, 2011

New March and APRIL 2011 Gorilla Tango Listings


The Essence of the New Woman

The Essence of the New Woman tells the story of a local writer who's struggle growing up has many tasks and challenging turning points that lead her to look for love early in life. Experiencing a typical young girl's life growing up in a urban setting, this struggle is not unique. This play is for all young people, in the hopes that they realize that being 'New' means being able to overcome and prevail to the next level.

Produced by Cago Pierre Productions.

Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 3pm, and Saturday April 30, 2011 at 3pm. Tickets are $10.



Oh-a-no! Mario and Luigi have become so perpetually frustrated by their endless pursuit of the Princess that everything they see has started to look like a beautiful, sexy woman-- even their most dangerous enemies! This sexy burlesque romp is a send-up of the famous Mario Bros. video games. Join us to discover whether the world's most adventurous plumbers will finally rescue the Princess and consummate years of amorous toil, or be seduced along the way by their alluring enemies. Don't forget to bring a few "coins" (or dollars) for tips... If the cast collects enough coins along the way, the audience will unlock the alternate ending!!! Ages 18 and over only.

Produced by GTT/Geek Girl Burlesque.

Friday April 1st at 9:30pm, Saturday April 2nd at 11:30pm, and Fridays & Saturdays at 11pm, April 8, 9, 16-30, 2011. Tickets are $20.

Master Works: The Museum Of Bad Art Plays (CONTINUING)

Commedia Beauregard has teamed up with the Museum of Bad Art to take six works of art from their permanent collection and translated them into short plays. Fulfilling the mission of Commedia Beauregard to translate not only from language to language, but from one art form to another, six playwrights each wrote a 12-minute play that tells the story of, or behind, one of the paintings from the MOBA collection. Four local directors have taken those plays and are bringing them to the Gorilla Tango Theatre stage!

Produced by Commedia Beauregard.

Sundays at 7pm, March 6 – April 10, 2011. Tickets are $15.

Lost Tales of the Chicago Fire (CONTINUING)

The Damnation! Group presents a densely-packed hour-plus of sketch comedy that tackles all of today's hot-button issues, including: the laziness of bogeymen; the proper use of tasers; pervy superheroes; effective tactics for impressing your coworkers, lovers and their parents; dinner-time deformities; dollhouse politics; and our nation's rich heritage of arson.

Produced by Austin Hahn.

Saturdays at 9:30pm, March 12 – April 2, 2011. Tickets are $12.

Gleeks and Freaks: A Glee Burlesque Musical (CONTINUING)

Geek Girl Burlesque, the people that brought you "Boobs & Goombas: A Super Mario Burlesque," present GLEEKS & FREAKS: A GLEE BURLESQUE MUSICAL. In this burlesque parody you’ll see everyone’s favorite misfits as they try to come up with the perfect fundraiser to get to Nationals. Will their new-found acceptance of their hotness be enough to get them to the competition and finally show the Cheerios what they are made of? With favorite songs from the television show performed live and choreography by Ellen Domonkos ("Whack: The Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan Story, A Karaoke Musical" and The Flaming Dames), this show is sure to make even Coach Sue crack a smile. Ages 18 and over only.

Produced by GTT/Geek Girl Burlesque.

Thursdays at 9:30pm, March 17 – April 28, 2011.

ADDITIONAL SHOW ADDED: Friday, April 15, 2011 at 11pm.

Tickets are $15.

The Formula

Is there a formula for comedy? One calculated set of jokes and characters that will get you laughs? The Linebackers tackle these questions and more in a new sketch show, The Formula. This hour-long revue skewers the tried and true (and sometimes tired) cliches of sketch comedy with mother-daughter bonding, killing machines, and multiple bags of Sun Chips.

Created and performed by Dan Famera, Jack Famera, Melissa Fricke, Halcyon Person, Tim Swales, Lindy Voeltner, and Zach Zimmerman.

Produced by Halcyon Person and Zach Zimmerman

Fridays at 8pm, April 1 & 8, 2011. Tickets are $10.

Nana’s Choice

NANA’S CHOICE, written by Cheryl Thomas, is a tale about a teenage girl who is impregnated by an unlikely culprit. This story reveals how one girl’s decision affects many different people.

Produced by Aaron Lucas.

Saturday April 2nd at 6:30pm, and Saturdays at 4pm, April 9 – 23, 2011. Tickets are $15.

A Fireside Chat About Stereotypes and Perverts

The Disasterists are back with their third show, so gather round and join us for "A Fireside Chat about Stereotypes and Perverts." If you're the type who finds humor in pre-conceived notions about different cultures (and you are), or the type who titters when you hear the word "moist," you'll love this one-act sketch revue. Join us on Friday nights in April for some laughs!

Produced by Quin Perkins.

Fridays at 9:30pm, April 8 – 29, 2011. Tickets are $10.

The Ridiculously Sorry Tour

Featuring Stand Up Comedians Matt Sommerfield and Marty McGinley.

Produced by Matt Sommerfield

Saturdays at 5:30pm, April 9 – 30, 2011. Tickets are $12.


An evening of stand up comedy featuring husband and wife duo comics, Steve Himmelman and Hollie Himmelman.

Produced by Himmelmania Productions

Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 8pm. Tickets are $12.

Delirious Confetti Presents: A Show To Call Our Own

A SHOW TO CALL OUR OWN features the creative writings of the eight members of Delirious Confetti. From a cross dresser to Jimmy Stewart you will get what want and then some more!

Produced by William Meincke.

Saturdays at 9:30pm, April 9 – 30, 2011. Tickets are $10.

Circus Cats of Chicago featuring the Amazing AcroCats

Did you miss their sold-out March shows? Well welcome back kitties for two more oppuuurtunities to see the Amazing AcroCats!

The Acro-Cats: As seen on Must Love Cats, the new show on Animal Planet.

Our fantastic felines will amuse and amaze as they ride skateboards, roll barrels, ring bells, push carts, walk the high wire, climb ropes, jump through hoops, and more! These cats even play in a band! Meet the 'Rock-Cats'...a trio of talented felines on drums, guitar and piano. The 'Acro-Cats' have appeared on 190 North, WGN, America's Got Talent, CBS and more.

Don't miss your chance to meet them live and in Purrson.

Produced by Samantha Martin.

Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 2pm and 4pm. Tickets are $18.

The House on Mango Street

A talented group of students from UIC College Prep of the Noble Network of Charter Schools have worked together to adapt the novel by Sandra Cisneros, “The House on Mango Street”. Keeping in mind their personal goals to make a positive multigenerational change, they bring to life the journey that Esperanza goes through growing up in Chicago that finally makes her realize she should be proud of where she comes from, and give back to her community. “You will always be Mango Street. You can’t erase what you know. You can’t forget who you are.”

Produced by Maritza Torres/UIC College Prep

Wednesday, April 13th at 7pm and Thursday, April 14 at 6pm. Tickets are $10.


In our world, Max and Sally have begun discussing the possibility of children. In the otherworld, One begins to exist. Following the stories of two couples and three conceptual beings, Pills illustrates the complex, layered, and kaleidoscopic emotions that relationships are made of.

Produced by The Black Ship Company.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm, April 15 – 30, 2011. Tickets are $12.

Madre Mia

Madre Mia, the un-musical is back!

Shedding new light on the complexities of womanhood, Ramon Charriez and Michael Villareal present a series of live vignettes that therapeutically bridge the gap between misunderstood mothers and their children.

Disclaimer: Any mothers portrayed in this show are purely fictional. Should you recognize yours… seek help!

Directed by: Karla Estela Rivera

Written by: Ramon Charriez & Michael Villareal

Contributing writers: Karla Estela Rivera & Keith Privett

Produced by Ramon Charriez & Michael Villareal

Sundays at 7pm, April 17, May 1 & 8, 2011. Tickets are $12.

Marijuanarama! A Comedy Extrava-ganja

Stoners and smokers alike! Grab your buds and come celebrate 4/20 with an evening of cannabis comedy: “Marijuanarama! A Comedy Extrava-ganja”. The EEK! Theatre Company reaches into their secret stash to bring you sketches, songs, and stand-up celebrating the earthly herb. You won’t want to miss this night of tokin’ and jokin’. Because it’s high time we all had a laugh.

Produced by The Eek! Theatre Company.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $12.

BRUISER: Tales from a Traumatized Tomboy

Some girls dream about their wedding day. Others long to play with ponies. Only a select few name and collect their scabs, speak to imaginary rodents in their minds, and make mortal enemies out of cute yellow doggies. Award-winning comedienne Kelsie Huff brings to the Chicago stage the true story of how a misplaced tomboy blossoms into an even more awkward adult.

Praise for BRUISER:

“Huff…a big-time talent, mixes a friendly Midwestern manner with a darker, slap-your-face-funny edge… a fearless chronicler of the awkward and the excruciating...comic gold” – The Daily Camera

Produced by Square Product Theatre.

Thursdays at 8pm, April 21 – May 26, 2011. Tickets are $12.

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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