Posts tagged "Jay Torrence"

"Ivywild" (The-Hypocrites): Amusement on Kays-Torrence Ride

"Ivywild" (The-Hypocrites):  Amusement on Kays-Torrence Ride
The Hypocrites present the world premiere of IVYWILD. Director Halena Kays and Playwright Jay Torrence team up together to make another historical spectacle.  Last year, they re-imagined the fire at Chicago’s Iroquois Theatre with the highly successful Neo-futurists’ run of “Burning Bluebeard.”  Now, the true tall tales of Bathhouse John is getting the Kays-Torrence treatment.... Read more »

"500 Clown Frankenstein" (500 Clown): Professional Playtime

"500 Clown Frankenstein" (500 Clown):  Professional Playtime
A scientist, a storyteller and a helper walk into a room… Mary Shelley’s classic “Frankenstein” becomes the catalyst for zany antics.  The monster story goes vaudeville as 500 Clown presents 500 Clown Frankenstein.   The rotating cast is five interchangeable actors.  Each show has three performers telling the story of life from death but clown-style.  It’s playtime.  And these... Read more »

"Burning Bluebeard" (The Neo-Futurists): Big Fireball of Entertainment!

"Burning Bluebeard" (The Neo-Futurists): Big Fireball of Entertainment!
My great grandma survived three of Chicago’s legendary tragedies:  the Great Fire (1871),  the Iroquois theatre fire (1903), and the Eastland Disaster (1915).  In its unplanned commemoration to my nanny, the 2011/2012 theatre season showcases these three catastrophes.  This is the year of cataclysms.  This fall, Lookingglass Theatre mounted the Great Fire.  In Spring 2012,... Read more »
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