Their signature show, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, which had its first performance on December 2, 1988, is now in its twenty-fifth year, making it the longest-running show in Chicago today. Too Much Light..., with its ever-changing "menu," is an attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. The single unifying element of these plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty.
When the refuse-obsessed Mayor of Fairweather finalizes his anti-garbage campaign, he burns down the town dump. The fire unleashes Trash Boy and lays waste to his home and family. Will the gentle Trash Boy seek revenge? How will the Mayor react when his own daughter falls in love with the boy made of garbage, and what questions will her star athlete boyfriend ask himself? Will the Janitor keep the town from falling into chaos?
Vaudezilla! Burlesque Cabaret is one of the hottest tickets in town, bringing you the best in Chicago burlesque and variety! Every week, the cast changes. Every month, the theme changes. But the one thing that never changes is how much fun you'll have every Saturday night! Each show features your favorite Vaudezilla performers, as well as burlesque, comedy, and musical performers from Chicago and all over the country. Join us and find out what everyone's ROARing about!
A View from the Bridge follows the cataclysmic downfall of Eddie Carbone (^Ramon Camin), who spends his days as a hardworking longshoreman and his nights at home with his wife, Beatrice (^*Sandra Marquez), and niece, Catherine (Ayssette Munoz). But the routine of his life is interrupted when Beatrice's cousins, illegal immigrants from Italy, arrive in New York. As one of them embarks on a romance with Catherine, Eddie's envy and delusion plays out with devastating consequences.
In a modern-day California town that's seen better days, Mom shares death-defying tales of pioneer crossings with her two squabbling adult daughters as she waits for her bankruptcy to come through. Peppered with original prairie songs, this hilarious and heartbreaking play about today's American family explores the mixed blessing of our great frontier spirit, which has fueled both self-delusion and survival.
In the not-too-distant future, Trace Sullivan goes missing from his family's inner-city apartment, then returns with a case of amnesia that raises more questions than simply where he was. As his war veteran father becomes more paranoid and his mother, a teacher, more worried, the question remains: What happened to Trace? Without Trace was written by Eric Lockley, an up-and-coming playwright who also wrote Blacken The Bubble, and is directed by Carla Stillwell, who also directed 2008's She Calls up the Sun. Lockley describes Without Trace as an entertaining story that comments on the social and political hurdles still present in America, including gun violence and missing children.