An hour-long modern Faust story told by six actors who also serve as the design team in the spirit of Graney’s previous hits 12 Nights and Romeo Juliet. The tale is enacted using the barest elements with purposeful limited resources. In this new adaptation, Faust is a woman questioning whether success can really bring power. What would you trade for satisfaction?
A night of brand-new, wacky, tender, wonderful, rib-tickling short plays by Chicago area playwrights! Featuring 10 playwrights, 25 actors, 10 directors, and 1 hot dog stand.
With the ubiquitous hot dog as a connecting thread, THE HOT DOG STAND turns our everyday lives upside-down and shakes out a merry-go-round of extraordinary characters and remarkable events that remind us of the joy of the unexpected.
Martin Casella’s comedy The Irish Curse is a humorous and heartbreaking look at the lives of four average men who struggle to navigate life in our super-sized world. Size matters to this group of Irish-American men who meet every Wednesday night in the basement of Father Shaunessy’s Church, a support group for men who have certain “shortcomings”. One evening when an unknown blue-collar guy joins the group, he challenges everything the other men think about “the Irish curse”… tackling issues with body image and self-perception, unmasking the comical and truthful questions of identity, masculinity, sex and relationships.
There are 7, 36 x 40 inch prints in handmade wooden frames, along with 20, 11 x 17 prints, also in handmade frames.
Every Tuesday at 8PM and Friday and Saturday at 10:30PM
Come check out Chicago Improv at The Den every Tuesday at 8PM ($5) and Friday and Saturday at 10:30PM ($8). The show is free with any Improv ID.
About The Chicago Improv Den:
The Chicago Improv Den is an advanced, supplemental, improvisational training program. We are focused on training our students to be the best actors, listeners and—most importantly–ensemble players. This program commits itself to doing this through a carefully considered curriculum with a variety of Chicago’s best improv minds, as well as bi-weekly labs that reinforce curriculum.