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Strawdog Theatre -- Hugen Hall
hugen hall
Strawdog's vibrant cabaret space and theatre hangout. Named “Best Theater Bar” by the Chicago Reader. Tickets priced as low as $10.

Theatre Wars

hosted by Anderson Lawfer & Jennifer Santanello
May 31 | Sat 11pm | Tickets $10
Chicago's youngest, oldest, brightest, dumbest, edgiest and least edgy local companies in a battle of Family Feud-style gaming, guessing, and kissing.
Your teams:
Whiskey Rebellion, First Floor Theater, Shattered Globe and The Hypocrites

Klix in the City

hosted by Nikki Klix
June 7 | Sat 11pm | Tickets $5
A late-night cabaret showcasing Nikki's vocal chops and the hottest musicians in the city. This city. OUR CITY!
Bandleader Justin Amolsch, Anne Sheridan Smith, Ally Oops, Mike Przygoda, Brandon Campbell, Nick Gutierrez, Matt Kahler and Yuri Lane
Rumor is there may even be an appearance by the one and only James Anthony Zoccoli.


hosted by Anderson Lawfer & James Anthony Zoccoli
June 14 | Sat 11pm | Tickets $5
Chicago's hungriest young directors go head-to-head to see who can score the most points with our judges, using nothing more than a few pages of dialogue, a few props, and a couple of these things we call "actors." Featuring directors from
Something Incredibly Marvelous Happens: A Festival of Magical Realism
Your celebrity judges:
Paul Oakley Stovall, Oliver Sava and Ike Holter
MAR 10


Best Beloved: The Just-So Stories

based on the book by Rudyard Kipling
directed by Josh Sobel
Mon & Tue 8pm · Sun 12pm
Tickets $15

The creative team behind last season's hit The Hunting of the Snark returns with a new work inspired by Kipling's classic tales. Mourning a the loss of her child, a young mother flees into Kipling’s world of magic spells, talking animals and tricks a' plenty. But when she discovers that these stories bloomed from Kipling’s own grief, she begins searching for something deeper.

Andrew Bailes, Emily Gann, Alexis Randolph, Errol McLendon, Christian Stokes, Austin Oie, Casey Pilkenton, Kesley Shipley & Suzanna Ziko

... a frightening treat for both horror and theater fans alike.
— Chicago Stage Review


adapted by Tony Burgess
from his novel Pontypool Changes Everything
and the Bruce McDonald film
directed by Anderson Lawfer
Thu, Fri & Sat 8pm · Sun 4pm
Tickets $15

A deadly virus infects a small town, and a tiny radio station is under siege. The cult hit book and film, described by as "Talk Radio meets 28 Days Later," appeared onstage for the first time anywhere in Strawdog’s Hugen Hall in 2012. The world premiere, not-to-be-missed production is back in 2014.

Jacob Alexander, Anita Deely, Nikki Klix
& Jamie Vann

Photography by Tom McGrath


Detective Partner Hero Villain

by Brett Neveu
directed by Gus Menary
Sun, Mon & Tue 8pm | Tickets $15

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.

Sam Guinan-Nyhart, Tim Parker, Marc Rita
& John Wilson

RECOMMENDED… compelling…the sort of potboiler Kierkegaard might have penned if he were really into comic books.
— Chicago Reader
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)
$15 | buy tickets >
a graphic novel. live. midwest premiere.


by Anthony Del Col & Conor McCreery
directed by Anderson Lawfer
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.
featuring: 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
March 4-26, 2013
Mon-Tue, 8pm | Sun noon
$15 | buy tickets >