Primetime Show History

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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44 Plays for 44 Presidents

October 4 - November 17 2012

The Founding Fathers and their presidential descendants return to the Neo-Futurarium in a re-imagining of our 2001 hit. Written by Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo, Chloe Johnston, and Karen Weinberg; directed by Halena Kays.

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The Strange and Terrible True Tale of Pinocchio (The Wooden Boy) as Told By Frankenstein’s Monster (The Wretched Creature)

March 8 - April 14 2012

Frankenstein's creature narrates the tale of fellow man-made monster Pinocchio, seeking to understand why Carlo Collodi's mischievous cautionary brat has enjoyed an undeserved lifetime of forgiveness. Written and directed by Greg Allen.

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Burning Bluebeard

November 7 - December 30 2011

During a 1903 matinee performance of Mr. Bluebeard, Chicago's regal Iroquois Theater caught fire, killing 600 people in the worst disaster of its kind. Now the ghosts of that disaster rise to retell the story try and possibly prevent the tragedy from happening again. Written by Jay Torrence and directed by Halena Kays.

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Chalk & Saltwater: The Ladder Project

September 15 - October 22 2011

The Ladder was the longest-running Broadway flop in history. A group of performers take on the yearlong project of unearthing the many versions of the play, as well as the men who wrote, produced, and kept it alive long after audiences had stopped coming. Conceived by John Pierson.

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It Came From the Neo-Futurarium X: Battle for the Neo-Futurarium!

June 16 - August 18 2011

Our ten year extravaganza of bad film staged-readings!

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Performing Tonight: Liza Minnelli’s Daughter

April 24 - June 4 2011

Is Mary Fons Liza Minnelli's long-lost daughter? And what does it mean if so? In this energetic exploration of identity, addiction, and stardom, Mary attempts to connect to the legendary stage and screen actress, and possibly be whisked away to the life she always dreamed of. Written by Mary Fons and directed by Sonja Moser.

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Laika Dog in Space

February 3 - March 12 2011

The New York Neo-Futurists transplant their hit show from Manhattan to the Neo-Futurarium! A fantastic new fable about Laika, the first living earth creature in space, touching on themes of loneliness, connection, and borscht. Written by Jill Beckman, Eevin Hartsough, and Rob Neill; directed by Phil Ridarelli.

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The Infinite Wrench Showtimes:

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