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“... unbearable poignancy ... a grim antidote to holiday faux-cheer.”

- Chicago Reader
Kerry Reid

Burning Bluebeard

December 27 - 31 2017

Price: $25-$35
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773-878-4557

Inspired by the true story of Chicago’s 1903 Iroquois Theatre Fire, BURNING BLUEBEARD is the story of six singed clown performers who emerge from the burnt remains of history attempting to perform their spectacular Christmas Pantomime once and for all. But this time, they hope to finally reach the true happy ending of their second act and avoid the fateful fire that killed 600 of its audience members. Burning Bluebeard is a whimsical romp with a sensitive heart, a joyful eulogy with a sharp irreverent wit including music, clowning, tumbling, acrobatics and dance. Each performance is a vaudevillian delight with a story that excavates the poetic and poignant remains of a piece of Chicago’s rich history.

Regular performances are December 28-31, with a pay-what-you-can* preview on Wednesday the 27th.

*Pay-what-you-can tickets available cash only on day of preview (12/27), on a first-come first-serve basis. To reserve ahead of time and guarantee your seat, you can pay online at standard price. Thanks!

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SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY SHOWS, and a VIP NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENT PACKAGE!
The run of Burning Bluebeard will include two performances on the 114th anniversary of the actual Iroquois Theatre fire, Saturday, December 30. An optional New Year’s Eve VIP Package is available, which includes performances of BURNING BLUEBEARD (7:30 pm) and THE INFINITE WRENCH, The Neo-Futurists’ popular barrage of two minute plays (11 pm), with dinner and drinks in between and a midnight toast to conclude the evening. To purchase those VIP tickets, simply follow the links to buy tickets on 12/31, or call the Neo-Futurists office at 773-878-4557.

The Neo-Futurists and The Ruffians partner to bring BURNING BLUEBEARD back to the Neo-Futuarium stage, which premiered here in 2011. Written by Neo-Alum and Ruffian Founder Jay Torrence and directed by Neo-Artistic Associate Halena Kays, BURNING BLUEBEARD reunites the full cast from the past three Ruffian seasons: Pam Chermansky, Anthony Courser†, Molly Plunk†, Jay Torrence*, Leah Urzendowski* and Ryan Walters*.

*designates Neo-Futurist Ensemble Member
†designates Neo-Futurist Artistic Associate

 

 

 

Performers & Production Team

Show Calendar

Sunday 24
Monday 25
Tuesday 26
Wednesday 27 7:30pmBUY
Thursday 28 7:30pmBUY
Friday 29 7:30pmBUY
Saturday 30 3:00pmBUY 7:30pmBUY
January Monday 1
Tuesday 2
Wednesday 3
Thursday 4
Friday 5
Saturday 6

Our Address
5153 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

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773-878-4557

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The Infinite Wrench Showtimes:

  • 11:30pm on Fridays
  • 11:30pm on Saturdays
  • 7:00pm on Sundays
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