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..
As they wait to sell their suburban house, Lucy’s family imagines a vibrant, new life in Chicago. However, Lucy has a different vision for her future. She wants to self-actualize and live as her true self: a powerful dragon named Kreeka. When her family discovers this secret, Lucy must choose between them and a new community known as Otherkin, a group of people who identify as magical, non-human creatures. As Lucy embraces Kreeka, she meets a young man claiming to be an elf, a giant gnome named Blubberwort, and a werewolf from Montana, who show her how to live a life driven by faith and a love of the fantastic.
Aten: An Electro-Mystical Multimedia Ceremony is a one-night only music and video performance to celebrate the release of their debut album Aten. Sound and video will be live manipulated/transformed by Digital Gnosis. Directly preceding the performance will be a gallery event of visual art. Visit www.digitalgnosis.org to learn more.
The evening will consist of a performance of MEAT by Brooke Allen directed by WildClaw company member Norine McGrath, and WORM FOOD by 2015 Deathscribe Winner Joseph Zettelmaier directed by WildClaw Artistic Director Josh Zagoren both accompanied by full Foley designed and performed by WildClaw company member Ele Matelan. The centerpiece of the evening will be a fully staged performance of SHAVE AND A HAIRCUT written and directed by filmmaker and special fx artist, Ryan Oliver.
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.