Hungry for Romance
Do You Want a Sandwich is an open-hearted, multi-media, one-man show soaked in vulnerability, written and performed by the talented Josh Lanzet. If you’re at all frustrated about why you haven’t yet found “the one,” commiserate with Josh as he recalls his past failed dating escapades and the lessons he’s learned along the way. Read More
Chicago’s Newest Improv Theatre
The Chicago Improv Den (CID), which officially opened Spring of this year, offers the rare chance to study improv with small class sizes, built-in performances and an incredibly hands-on owner and founder, Dina Facklis. On the theater’s website they make it clear that they are not a “replacement for iO, The Second City, CIC or the Annoyance” but rather an “advanced supplemental training program.” Read More
A Tangle of Talent.
This weekend Jangleheart Circus takes over The Den Theatre for the second time with over 80 shows scheduled. The team from Upstairs Gallery has put together a knock-out festival and every show looks amazing. I pulled out a few shows I’m recommending below, but I know I’m leaving out a number of must-sees. Take these recommendations as you may, but definitely go to this festival – a ton of great shows.
Laugh for a Good Cause
A key rule of improv is agreeing with the situation your fellow improvisers present. In light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, this Friday, The Playground Theater is putting on a benefit show with no disagreements or fighting allowed on stage. Please join in on promoting the peace this weekend as The Playground hosts Keeping the Peace: An Improv Benefit.