NEWS: Under the Gun Theater Announces New Space

Another Chicago Theater gets a new home

Under the GunAdd one more to the list of Chicago comedy theaters on the move. Under the Gun Theater owners Angie McMahon and Kevin Mullaney have just announced their theater will be relocating to the historic Links Hall Building at 956 W Newport in Chicago. McMahon and Mullaney will be working with the firm Webster Powell and the theatrical design team at Crosstown Scenic to renovate the space and create 100 seat auditorium and bar. Renovations will take place next month, with the hopes that the theater can open in October.

Although Under the Gun is just about a year old,¬†opening and expanding theaters is nothing new for Mullaney and McMahon. Mullaney previously worked as the first Artistic Director and Improv Chief at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. This will be McMahon’s third theater space she’s opened in Chicago, including the founding of Chemically Imbalanced Comedy in 2007. Although Under the Gun is getting a new space, it is remaining true to its original form.

“We will continue to offer a variety of workshops in improv, sketch writing, storytelling and web shorts during our buildout,” McMahon said. “Additionally, we have launched a fundraiser on our website and audition sign up’s for our core ensemble at the end of July.”

For information about the intended season (including an improv show based on the game, Cards Against Humanity), fundraiser and workshops, check out the theatre’s website.

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