The Off-Broadway sensation based on the “cult story” published in The Weekly World News about a half boy/half bat creature discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia comes to Chicago for the first time. A dark satirical commentary on prejudice and tolerance in America this award-winning musical comedy is the recipient of the 2001 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical..
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.
Run time of show: 1 hour 30 minutes – No Intermission
In a small seaside town, the lives of single parents Conor and Susan collide with unimaginable consequences. What is truth? What is love? And what does it take to forgive the unforgivable?
Rising Irish playwright Deirdre Kinahan paints an unflinching portrait of a man struggling to adapt to a world spinning out of his control, and the lives he impacts on his descent.
Run time of show: 1 hour 15 minutes – no intermission
Eurydice and Orpheus love each other. They are 99% certain. But, Orpheus is definitely (100%) committed to his art, so where does that leave Eurydice? When a tragic accident gives her a fresh start, Eurydice must choose to stay with what’s familiar or strike out on her own.
A story about how we measure love, cope with doubt, and cling to whatever we can, Don’t Look is a fresh take on the myth, told through memory, technology, and poetry.
Run Time of show: 2 hours plus intermission
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.