Friday, July 26, 2013

Loopshop 6: Gassed on the Fourth of July (The Mad Gasser of Mattoon)

We're previewing all seven of the plays featured in Loopshop 6.

In this edition, The Mad Gasser of Mattoon:

Inspired by real events in Illinois from the 1940s, The Mad Gasser of Mattoon is a modern story about love, growing up and gas masks. Playwright and Strangeloop company member Keith Gatchel plunges his audience into the delusional world of a madman(?) making them question what is real and what is madness. Directed by company member Maria Burnham, The Mad Gasser of Mattoon stars Carolyn Minor as Emily, Jason Pereira as Carlos and Lauren Bourke as Audrey.

Loopshop is Chicago-based Strangeloop Theatre's annual short play and new works series. This year's production features a mix of short, original plays and scenes from full scripts in development — all from local playwrights.

 Performances for Loopshop 6 will be at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 29, and Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Chemically Imbalanced Comedy Theatre, 1422 West Irving Park Road, Chicago. Tickets for the show are $10.

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