Melancholy Play

A wildly fun and deeply moving exploration of the mysteries of human happiness and sadness, Melancholy Play tackles the charges of emotion that are powerful enough to leave us completely transformed. The beautiful, enigmatic stranger Tilly sweeps into the lives of four lonely souls and puts them completely under her melancholic spell until they are incapable of doing anything other than swooning on divans, window-gazing into the twilight and waxing poetic about the afternoon light — until it finally goes too far. This contemporary farce from writer Sarah Ruhl will make you laugh, think and re-assess your own emotions.

Presented by Grey Ghost Theatre

Thru – May 13, 2012

@ Viaduct Theater

3111 N. Western Avenue, Chicago

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

TICKETS: “Melancholy Play”

Viaduct Theatre

Grey Ghost Theatre

LOOKING FOR LOVE “Episode 8- The SPRING CLEANING ISSUE”

Hosted by the lovely and hilarious duo of Carolyn Hoerdemann and Maggie Graham (pictured above), LOOKING FOR LOVE is a live dating show that invites you to open your hearts and believe in love again.

The cost of entry is $8. There’s also a donation bar with special love potions to warm the cockles of your hearts!

MUSIC WITH THE SUN BLISTERS! A VIOLENT FEMMES COVER BAND!! and COMEDY from JASON ECONOMUS

Clean out your dowry, love chest or any other skeletons in your closet- bring an old love letter or picture of an old flame…. to put into flames in a phoenix out of the flame love ceremony!!

The event will be held at Collaboraction in the Flat Iron Building on Saturday, April 21.
3rd FLOOR- Doors open with cocktails at 10:00 pm. Show at 10:30pm
Also, be sure to stay for the post-show dance party!


Created by Carolyn with the mission, “If I can’t find love, I’m finding it for others.”

Collaboraction is located at 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave in the Flat Iron Arts Building. For directions or more information about LOOKING FOR LOVE, visit the Facebook event page or Collaboraction’s website.

Saturday ~ April 21, 2012 @ 10:00pm

@ Flat Iron Arts Building

1575 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

LOOKING FOR LOVE

Collaboraction

A Woman’s Path

Where do you go when you’ve lost yourself? If you’re a middle-aged bird hoarder who hates being touched, or a compulsive liar with 344 “best friends,” you spend a weekend at A Woman’s Path, a women’s retreat deep in southern Michigan wilderness. The cast takes the audience on a healing journey through share circles, trust falls, gentle lesbian undertones, bear fights, floral blazers, mountains of crumpled Kleenex, gallons of white wine and overall feminine anarchy.

The perverse, dark, and bizarrely uplifting world of women’s retreats are spotlighted in a brutally honest look at the weird-as-fuck places we go to find ourselves.

April 19 – May 24 ~ Thursdays - 8:00PM

@ Annoyance Theatre

4830 N. Broadway, Chicago

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 773-561-4665

The Annoyance Theatre & Bar – A Woman’s Path

In a Forest, Dark and Deep

On a dark and stormy night, all Bobby thought he was doing was helping his sister Betty clear out her cottage in the forest. But in this cabin of lies nothing is as it seems and the truth refuses to be packed away. What is she hiding? Does he really want to find out? In A Forest, Dark And Deep is a dark journey into sibling rivalry escalating into a psychological thriller bursting with savage conflict.

Thru – Jun 3, 2012

@ Profiles Theatre – The Main Stage

4147 N. Broadway, Chicago

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-549-1815

Profiles Theatre

Hairspray

Set in 1960s Baltimore, Hairspray is the exuberant story of pleasantly plump teen Tracy Turnblad, who does whatever it takes to fulfill her lifelong dream of appearing on the popular Corny Collins Show. Can this plus-size trendsetter vanquish the program’s reigning princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her fabulous ‘do? Hairspray won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, and inspired the 2007 blockbuster feature film.

Thru – Jun 17, 2012

@ Drury Lane Oakbrook

100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace

Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 630-530-0111

Drury Lane Oakbrook – Now Playing at Drury Lane Theatre