Thursday, May 31, 2007

Shows You Should See

The Sam Show - This is a sketch show which will be running at the Annoyance Theater in July. Monique and I have been contributing writers/sketch doctors for this show. It's directed by our good friend Ali Weiss. There's a fundraiser happening tonight (Thursday 5/31/07) which involves simply going to The Spot and drinking. Tough work, huh? The Spot is on Broadway, just north of Montrose. It all starts at 9pm and there will be live music and fun. In fact, Monique is going to be singing, which last time I checked was both. There's a $5 suggested donation at the door, and then the good folks at The Spot are donating $1 per drink to the show, so that's cool.

Missed Connections/Moniker - Theatre Momentum presents an evening of three original long-form improvisations directed by three veteran improvisation directors. I am in Moniker and Missed Connections.

MONIKER, directed by James Honey, explores the power of nicknames, showing one person with two separate nicknames diverge on a stage, shaping parallel but very different outcomes.

MYTH, directed by improv veteran Jason Chin, explores the social effects of a single event as its mythology is both created and followed.

MISSED CONNECTIONS, directed by The Playground’s Cholley Kuhaneck, uses actual Craigslist personal ads to take the one night encounters and show these lonely lovers connect or pass in the night.

"Theatre Momentum strives to create improv with a theatrical bent," commented Executive Producer Tony Rielage. "We hope, with these shows, to explore a touch of psychology, philosophy, and humanity, while being solidly entertaining."
WHERE: Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont
WHEN: Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. June 6 through August 1, 2007 (NO SHOW ON JULY 4)
TICKETS:$14.00 ($12.00 for Students/Seniors) Reservations: 312.528.9071 or

Cheapskates: check this out! Use the discount code "garrett27" for $2 off every ticket!

- Corey


Steaming bowl o' Calderone said...

How did you manage to get the dude from American Pie in The Sam Show? Kudos on scoring that name recognition.

Anonymous said...

The Annoyance Theatre was the first place Steve and I were knowingly hanging out with people smoking pot. We were 27...pretty sad.

Also, did you know that Steve's cousin, Tom Booker was in the original Brady Bunch live and is one of the co-writers of Co-Ed Prison Sluts?

corey said...

what name are you talking about pete? there's no one in American Pie named sam locke.

Steaming bowl o' Calderone said...

Are you sure it's not this guy?

corey said...

but you said name recognition.

Steaming bowl o' Calderone said...

Yeah, so much for that bit.