Acclaimed director, member of The Inconvenience and Jackalope Theatre Co-Founder Gus Menary makes his Strawdog debut at the helm of the world premiere of Brett Neveu’s psychological superhero-noir about life questions, death realities and the ultimate consequences of trusting those who tell us to "keep the faith." Detective Partner Hero Villain also introduces the world to a new superhero, The Fantastic Phenomenon as he battles his arch nemesis, Supernova.
featuring Sam Guinan-Nyhart, Tim Parker, Marc Rita & John Wilson
a world premiere adaptation.
The Hunting of the Snark
by Lewis Carroll directed by Josh Sobel
Based on the classic Lewis Carroll poem, a family-friendly tall tale, a lively mix of theatrical influences from around the
world, an epic journey into uncharted waters to capture an inconceivable creature. All in Strawdog's cozy cabaret.
Andrew Bailes Emily Gann
Sarah Rose Graber Kaitlyn Majoy
Errol McLendon Julia Meese
Michael Mercier Casey Pilkenton
Ed Porter Alexis Randolph
Christian Stokes + Suzanna Ziko
set Nic Dimond costumes Joanna Melville lights Jeffrey Glass video Michelle Underwood sound Gregor Mortis movement Aileen McGroddy ass't dir. + dramaturge Alex Huntsberger stage manager Michelle Maier production manager Morgan Gire
May 6-28, 2013
Sun, Mon, Tue, 8pm (May 20-21, 9pm)
Desperate heroes—Hamlet, Juliet, Romeo, Falstaff, Othello—must hunt down a reclusive wizard, their one hope against the allied malevolence of Iago, Richard III and Lady Macbeth. The wizard's name? Shakespeare.
Bryan Bosque, Kate Harris, Nikki Klix, BF Helman, Brian Amidei, Conor Burke, Caleb Probst, Steve Herson + James Anthony Zocolli projections Michelle Underwood original score Seth Boustead sound Gregor Mortis ass't director + dramaturge Beth Schmeski production manager Morgan Gire
& The Ampersands Josh Bell, Evan Bivins, Matthew Bivins, Ariel Bolles, Chris Gingrich & Jeffery Parker
buy tickets $15 or $10 with a non-perishable food donation for Lakeview Pantry most needed items: 100% fruit juice (shelf-stable), canned tuna, tomato sauce
Mike Ps & the Cool Breeze
Friday, November 9, 10:30pm
Two sets of swinging big band jazz, featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Frank Sintara/Nelson Riddle, Nat King Cole, as well as some original compositions. Gathering such a large group of top musicians is no easy feat, so don't miss it!
vocals Michael Peters, Elizabeth Dowling trumpets Brian Crane, Susie Inverso, Mike Matrasko, Brian Warzona trombones Justin Amolsch, Jack Beshoar, Steven Duncan, Stephanie Stahl reeds Brandon Campbell, Randall Carpenter, Lara Ochoa-Regan, Doug Pawlik, Andrew Spear rhythm Ausberto Acevedo, Scott Borchert, Erik Schroeder, Renee Serritella conductor Mike Przygoda
adapted by Tony Burgess
from his film and novel Pontypool Changes Everything
directed by Anderson Lawfer
October 13 – November 4
Fridays & Saturdays 11pm | Sundays 8pm
Halloween Show Wednesday, Oct 31, 8pm
A deadly virus infects a small town. The hit horror film sees its
first time on stage in Chicago, in Strawdog's Hugen Hall.
featuring: Jamie Vann, Nikki Klix,
Elizabeth Dowling + Carmine Grisolia with Michael Dailey + Adam Schulmerich stage manager Morgan Gire lights Jordan Kardasz sound Gregor Mortis costumes Aly Renee Amidei props Paige Reilly set Carmine Grisolia dramaturgy Josh Sobel combat John Moran
A Theatre War to End All Wars. 16 of Chicago's youngest, oldest, brightest, dumbest, edgiest and least edgy local theatre companies go head to head in a five-night tournament of Family Feud-style gaming, guessing, and kissing. Forget awards, reviews and ticket sales, this will decide which theatre companies matter!
Friday | Aug 10
Saturday | Aug 11
Will Act For Food
Friday | Aug 17
Strange Tree Group
Saturday | Aug 18th
Off Book (Critics)