Waltzing Mechanics presents
A verbatim play based on the blog by Kate Loftus
Adapted and directed by J.D. Ostergaard
June 9-July 14, 2013
Thu-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm
Featuring Ashley Alvarez, Neala Barron, Spenser Davis and Elise Spoerlein
Kate Loftus moved to Los Angeles and dated many different men. The problem was that too few of them were worth a second date. Dinners, movies, wedding receptions and baseball games – none of them added up to lasting romance. So Kate created a blog to chronicle each wretched rendezvous. Adapted from her true stories and interviews with relationship experts across America, this documentary comedy follows one woman’s hilarious roller coaster of love.
Organic Theater Company Presents
by Albert Camus
Directed by Alexander Gelman
A young emperor takes charge and proves a pliable inexperienced monarch. Patricians couldn’t be happier. They are even willing to close their eyes to his obvious indiscretions. And then a tragedy strikes and transforms the young ruler. The change is unexpected and harrowing. CALIGULA, undoubtedly Albert Camus’ greatest and most enduring play, challenges common assumptions about the nature of power, tyranny and even divinity. The audience is taken on a thrilling, frightening, and frequently absurdly funny ride through a timeless tale, that never flags, always entertains, and never ceases to surprise.
by Slawomir Mrozek
Directed by Alexander Gelman
In Slawomir Mrozek's "The Emigrants," truth comes from simple things. The title characters in this bitterly ironic play are two impoverished exiles from an unnamed European country. The simple-minded laborer is obsessed with the dream of returning to his native country a rich man, while his roommate, the coolly intellectual political refugee, keeps dashing such illusions. This dark comedy reminds us of what makes home a home, whether or not we are there.
May 29th – July 7th, 2013
Wed-Sun @ 8pm, Sat & Sun @ 3pm
Running in Rotating Rep - please check the ticketing schedule for more details
York-Hill LLC Presents
Colin Kane: LIVE In Chicago
Friday & Saturday June 21 & 22, 2013
7:30pm & 9:30pm
A born and bred New Yorker, Colin Kane has been laying the comedy smackdown on packed houses since 2002, forging his career on the New York comedy circuit. Playing to audiences in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, D.C., Chicago, Mexico City, Norway and Stockholm, Kane has proven his acidic brand of humor has a wide and multifarious appeal.
Billed by Dennis Miller as "the next really big comedian" and described by fans as "acerbic and brilliant", Colin Kane nailed down the winning spot on Howard Stern's Kill or Be Killed and is a serial guest on the zenith of early morning radio, Opie and Anthony. Kane's talent and prolific vocation have allowed him the opportunity to work for everyone from the racially charged Paul Mooney to the deeply perceptive Jerry Seinfeld, playing on his ability to appeal to a diverse cross section of audiences.
Kane's unequaled defining factor is his knack for incorporating improv into his sets, maintaining a level of surprising originality in each performance. With his sardonic banter and brazen observations, Kane has solidified his reputation as an entertainer who can enrapture the general masses and create a legion of unwavering followers.
On the Spot Theatre Company Presents
How to Make a Rainbow
ABOUT THE ART AND LIFE OF JOSEPH CORNELL
Written and Directed by Mike Brayndick
July 25 – August 18, 2013
Thu-Sat @ 7:30 pm, Sun @ 2:30 pm
$20 General Admission/$15 Discounts/$10 Thursdays
Featuring: Evan Henderson, Katie Sherman, Erik Martin, Mark Dodge, Emma Brayndick, and Casey Brayndick
The self-taught American artist, Joseph Cornell, lived most of his life in Queens just outside New York City. In his basement workshop, Cornell created box constructions and collages, drawing from his interest in astronomy, dance, music, fine art and popular culture, and exploring themes of time, memory, and childhood.
This On the Spot world premiere production of How to Make a Rainbow combines drama and humor, lyricism and fantasy, and features six talented actors playing multiple roles.
Visit New York City during the Worlds’ Fair of 1939, the wintry Russian Steppes, and Renaissance Florence, Italy. Follow the life of an original artist whose bond with his disabled brother and his widowed mother led to intriguing visions evoking the pathos of time lost and the transcendence of time lived fully. Step right up folks. Step right up!
This show runs approximately two hours with one intermission.