Primetime Show History


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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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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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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The Infinite Wrench Showtimes:

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