Primetime Show History

Trust Us / Screw You

May 7 - June 17 2015

Dan and Phil have been cheated! (And now it's your turn.) Join creators Dan Kerr-Hobert and Phil Ridarelli as they share everything they've learned about cons and con men and how the con game has shaped Chicago, our pasts, and our futures. 

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February 19 - March 28 2015

Digital technology allows journalists to capture the defining moments of our time quicker and more comprehensively than any other tool in the history of the press. But is faster necessarily better?

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October 16 - November 29 2014

The stage blood is in the water. Pseudo-Chum juxtaposes the creation (The Rehearsal) and the production (The Performance) of Chum with the destruction of the playwright (The Interview).

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August 8 - September 26 2014

The Neo-Futurists and Salonathon infiltrate each other's spaces for a unique series of collaborative events! Come early to TML Fridays through August and September to see some of the best musicians, poets, dancers, and other performers in Chicago.

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May 22 - July 11 2014

NOW EXTENDED THROUGH JULY 11!   Trevor examines his fascination with physical combat by staging Tears of Shanghai, an action movie he wrote when he was 12 years old. Casting himself as Russell Dakota, a grizzled maverick evading the Nazis, Trevor attempts to create a world where the lines between right and wrong are clearly defined.

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The Sovereign Statement

October 17 - December 14 2013

JEFF RECOMMENDED! Using the genre conventions of political thrillers and procedurals, The Neo-Futurists explore the strange phenomenon of “micro-nations” by attempting to establish their theater as an independent state in its own right, utilizing the audience as citizens of the endeavor. Can the new Neo-Futurist nation survive? And if so, should it?

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Sweet Child of Mine

September 5 - 21 2013

Sweet Child of Mine is an inter-generational performance investigation featuring Australian performer Bron Batten and her 60 year-old parents live onstage, discussing art, theater and what Bron actually does for a living. Their insights are earnest, poignant, and painfully hilarious as they ask themselves and the audience, what exactly is the point of art?

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The Miss Neo Pageant

May 16 - June 22 2013

Five late-blooming tomboys create an original pageant of female relationships and competitiveness, using gender dynamics to discuss the personal and social hazards of growing up female. Conceived by Megan Mercier and directed by Stephanie Shaw.

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March 1 - April 6 2013

A visceral exploration of routine, ritual, and fate.

Kurt Chiang's real-life process of transcribing Lord of The Flies is collaged with the personal narratives of five different writer-performers in this visceral exploration of the concept of "Fate." Created by Kurt Chiang and directed by Tif Harrison.

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The Carter Family Family Show

January 18 - February 15 2013

A musical documentary of the legendary country music family.

Three writer-performers delve into the lives and loves of the Carter Family, pioneers of country music, with help from various musical guests. Written and performed by Emmy Bean, Chloe Johnston, and Joe Dempsey; directed by Chloe Johnston.

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The Infinite Wrench Showtimes:

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