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.
Comfortable Shoes is Ida Cuttler's premiere Prime Time work, and under the banner of Neo Lab, our in-house residency incubator for new full-length work. Ida creates, stars, and bursts open in her debut main stage production.
Tangles & Plaques attempts to demystify the experience of dementia in the language of theatre, offering a vivid, poignant, participatory experience that is unique to each audience and different every performance.