1, 2, Fag and Hag! opening @ iO’s Cabaret Theater

1, 2, Fag and Hag!

In celebration of the most powerful bond that any man and woman can share (we’re looking at you heteros) world famous improv club, iO, is thrilled to announce “1, 2, Fag + Hag!” If you have doubts that this is the most powerful bond throughout history just look at Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper, Madonna and Rupert Everett, and Betsy Ross and the Founding Fathers or come to “1, 2, Fag + Hag”.  Seth Dodson and Kellen Alexander of iO’s long-running headlining act “1, 2, 3, Fag!” will be bringing in Chicago’s top female improvisers to perform their signature improv style of intertwining scenes with bold, outrageous characters.  They will also talk about shoes, dish on boys, and try to come up with a clever nickname for a male maid-of-honor.  Male-of-honor?  Flower Grrrrrl?

The current listing of featured Hags can be found at www.ioimprov.com but to get things rolling here is the first months schedule:

April 16 – Dina Facklis
April 30 – Jet Eveleth
May 7 – Tara Defrancisco
May 14 – Dominizuelan (Lori Diaz and Wendy Mateo)
Joining “1, 2 Fag and Hag!” every night will be a different iO Harold team.  The Harold is iO’s signature form created by Del Close and Charna Halpern in which several themes are established, a community of characters are introduced, and then the resulting scenes play off each other in comedic counterpoint.

Seth Dodson currently performs at iO with the Harold team Mrs. Dad and with Big Yellow Bus at the Playground Theatre. He appears in the drag-queen dramedy “Glitter in the Gutter” at the Annoyance Theatre every Thursday.  You can see him co-host The Show ‘N Tell Show Talk Show in ‘mom drag’ at Schuba’s. Seth also gets his kicks by performing with the national touring company of Mission Improvable.

Kellen Alexander graduated with a degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago. Currently, Kellen can be seen performing with 1, 2, 3, Fag!, Dart, and The Deltones, all at the iO Theater. Additionally, Kellen improvises with the group Alright, Janice at the Playground. Kellen wrote and directed ”Glitter in the Gutter” seen at the Annoyance Theatre earlier this year.

WHAT: 1,2, Fag and Hag!

WHEN: Fridays @ 8:00 beginning April 16

WHERE: iO”s Cabaret Theater, 3541 N Clark St. (Addison Red Line Stop)

TICKETS: 773-880-0199, www.ioimprov.com

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