FIRST OF ALL, we're proud and excited to present the world premiere of Burning Bluebeard, the new prime-time show created by Jay Torrence (Roustabout: The Great Circus Train Wreck!), directed by Halena Kays (Fake Lake), featuring Anthony Courser, Dean Evans, Molly Plunk, Jay Torrence, Leah Urzendowski, and Ryan Walters. A combination of free-spirited clown show, holiday spectacular, and deeply tragic tale of unspeakable carnage, Bluebeard explores the true story of the 1903 fire that ravaged Chicago's Iroquois Theatre...the deadliest theater fire in American history. The show will both split your sides with laughter and leave you wracked with fits of uncontrollable sobbing. This is a fact. It will do this. You absolutely do not want to miss this show.
SECONDLY, we're introducing the world to the last of our newest crop of Neo-Futurists, Trevor Dawkins, who joins us in Too Much Light for the first of what we know will be many, many weeks of amazing artwork. Trevor has appeared with the Neos before as the Yes Man in Crisis: A Musical Game Show, as Intern Trevor in Daredevils Hamlet, and as several different roles in Chalk and Saltwater: The Ladder Project. Trevor will also be joining the cast of the home show for a command performance at the Midwest FurFest, the largest gathering of anthropomorphic animal fans in the region.
FINALLY, as ever, there are new plays in Too Much Light to be performed. Trevor joins a cast that also includes Mary, Phil, Tif, Brenda, and Bilal to bring you these five world premieres:
- 20/20 Vision (Phil Ridarelli)
- I'm too excited to sleep. (Trevor Dawkins)
- Two-Point-Oh (Bilal Dardai)
- We share everything around here (Hazing Play 4 Trevor) (Mary Fons)
- Holiday Gift Guide (Mary Fons)
It's almost December, and although we believe in finishing strong, we prefer to start strong and just maintain it for a supernatural amount of time. Come see the new work we have cooked up for you!
Photos by Evan Hanover