Sunday, November 30, 2014

Strangeloop's Holiday Who Done It: Christmas Clue-seau

On a dark and snowy night in Chicago, a group of strangers, who all received a mysterious invitation to a holiday party at an old speakeasy on the Northside, arrive expecting to have their questions answered. Instead, they find themselves in the middle of a crime scene with a dead celebrity in this mash-up holiday version of all things Who Done It.

Strangeloop Theatre presents an original devised piece, "Christmas Clue-seau," written by Letitia Guillaud and the cast. Directed by Holly Robison, the play stars Maria Burnham, Allison McCorkle, Juliana Brecher, Justin Martin Fill, Enan Heneghan, Caitlin Jackson, Carol Ludwick, Richard John McLain, Zachary Rebich, Peter Robards, James Sparling and Chad Wise.

"Christmas Clue-seau" runs two nights only: Monday, December 15, and Tuesday, December 16 at 8 p.m. at the Underground Wonder Bar, 710 North Clark Street, Chicago, 60654.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or online on Brown Paper Tickets.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The gloves — and sometimes the shirts — come off this season for Fight Night: Fightsgiving

Strangeloop is once again stepping into the ring (stage) for Nothing Special Production's Fight Night extravaganza!

Fight Night is a one-night, late-night violent cabaret celebrating the art of stage combat through original storytelling and violence design.

Fight Night: Fightsgiving is autumnal themed — celebrating everything that makes this season wonderful — and it takes place at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, at The Den Theater, 1333 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622.

In addition to Strangeloop, participating companies include: Red Theater, To The Point, Nothing Special Productions, Live Action Theater, The Reutan Collective, Nothing Without A Company and Walkabout Theater Company.

Strangeloop's contender is a story that details the epic battle between Fall and Autumn to determine once and for all what the season will be called, told in the only way such a mythic story can be told — as a Greek tragedy.

Written and directed by Strangeloop Company Member Maria Burnham, Fall Our Tragic stars Strangeloop Associate Member Miona Lee as Autumn and Jean E. Burr (Cassie Hack in Hack/Slash) as Fall. Chad Wise, Grace DeSant and Vickie Eisenstein also star. Justin Martin Fill is the fight choreographer and Strangeloop Company Member Holly Robison is the assistant director.

Tickets are on sale now. You are highly encouraged to buy tickets in advance as this event always sells out to a standing room only crowd.