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The following is a calendar of events for Gorilla Tango Theatre in downtown Skokie.
FILM DOUBLE FEATURE: Caitlin Plays Herself and Marriage Material
Prolific local filmmaker Joe Swanberg premieres two new films about young relationships in flux. In “Marriage Material” (2012, 55 min.), a young couple, played by Kentucker Audley and Caroline White, babysit for visiting friends, played by Joe and Kris Swanberg and their son Jude, at their home in Memphis. The simple favor gradually opens a Pandora’s box of issues about marriage, family and commitment that leads them to reckon with their future together. In “Caitlin Plays Herself” (2011, 58 min.), a young actress, played by Neo-Futurist member Caitlin Stainken, struggles to break out of a chronic holding pattern embodied by a casual boyfriend who likes being intimate but dislikes her provocative performances. Both films display Swanberg’s distinctive improvisational style where casual scenarios and everyday characters are embedded with contemporary truths.
Friday, July 6 at 7pm. Tickets are $10.
The Useless Secret Weapon of Jacob Thompson
Meet Jacob Thompson, inventor, brother and recovering nutcase. After being committed for inventing a deadly android and released into his siblings’ care he does what any other madman would do…he builds another android, but this time to find a way to avoid loneliness, find love and fit into society. His invention, Sol, is learning at a rapid rate and his flesh and blood crush takes notice in him finally. What’s a mad genius to do?
Amazing Sammo Productions is dedicated to promoting young playwrights by giving them a chance to have their work produced, where often there would be none. We believe in promoting student work and finding the new Shakespeares hiding in plain sight. We do this because we want to offer youth a way to see their thoughts and creative ideas brought to life. Won't you help us give our young playwright her chance? Come see our show!
Produced by Amazing Sammo Productions
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, July 13-21, 2012. Tickets are $12.
The Fifth Wall
The Fringe Theater Company is proud to present their first show “The Fifth Wall”! The play was written by Mandy Thoenen, choreographed by Caroline Lindsey, directed by Stefani Lah, and assistant directed by Tyler Nelson. The Fifth Wall follows the lives of two very different girls in very similar situations: Emma, a vibrant, strong-willed girl living in the early 1900's and Aime, her quietly angry modern counterpart. Both girls have an insensitive mother, a distant father, and a loving-but-absent older sibling- a sibling whose return and imminent wedding throws the girls' lives into chaos. Alternately set between the early 1900's and present day, the story follows one life changing summer in Emma and Aime's worlds. The summer progresses and their parallel lives spin away from each other as Aime comes out of her shell and Emma struggles with a love triangle between her sister, her sister's fiance, and her old friend Sam. And then the delicate balancing acts perfected by the two families collapse around their ears.
Written and Produced by Miranda Thoenen Directed by Stefani Lah Assistant Director Tyler Nelson
Friday and Saturday at 6pm, July 13 & 14, 2012. Tickets are $10.
Little House By The Shores of Silver Lake
Adapted by Philip "Blue Owl" Hooser
Based on By The Shores of Silver Lake
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
Performed Courtesy of The Little House Heritage Trust
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7pm, July 18 – 28, 2012. Tickets are $11; students/seniors $9.
Puppet Meltdown Puppet Slam
Sea Beast Puppet Company has teamed up with the Chicago Puppetry Guild for the 2nd year in a row to host "Puppet Meltdown". This late night puppet showcase features a variety of short work of puppetry aimed at adults. The slam will features of of the best live puppet performances Chicago has to offer and puppet films from around the country. As seen at the 2012 C2E2 pop culture convention "Puppet Meltdown" is an event not to be missed.
Produced by Chicago Puppetry Guild.
Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 9pm. Tickets are $12.
Daylabor Dreamin’ is a sketch comedy show exploring the current wave of minority empowerment culminating from being once thought of being a small player in popular culture to now being a force to be reckoned with. Salsation ponders the universal theme through the prism of the Latino experience. From taking a look at who really runs the economy’s Fortune 500 companies to seeing how technology we depend on can have its biases to overcoming the challenges to obtain equal rights at a DMV, Daylabor Dreamin’ sets the stage in an attempt answer “What’s next?” for the next generation of Americans.
Produced by Salsation.
Fridays at 7:30pm, July 27 – August 10, and Thursday August 16 at 7:30pm. Tickets $12.
Sketchtastic! Is a comedy revue, written and performed by an ensemble of youth’s, aged 9 - 15. The result is a Second City style show, with sketches commenting on anything from pop culture, to school, to families, and anything in between.
Directed by Victoria Montalbano.
Saturdays at Sundays at 2pm, July 28 – August 5, 2012. Tickets $12.
The above performances take place at:
Gorilla Tango’s Skokie Theatre
7924 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL 60077
Visit www.gorillatango.com or call 773-598-4549 for tickets and more information.
Audience contact: 773-598-4549, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gorilla Tango’s Skokie Theatre is located in the heart of Downtown Skokie; street and lot parking available. With shows for all ages, all GTT performances are on a rating system, similar to the one used in movie theatres. GTT offers a variety of affordable beer and wine for purchase. Consult the website for show details, rating information, tickets, and more.