Evanston, Which Is Over There

This two-act comedy takes place in the wilds of Chicago ‘s Rogers Park – its beaches, coffee shops, and non-working elevator buildings where writer Henry Moore is passing out and falling in love all over the place. His friends — BB, a decisive drunk, and Hank, a rhythmically-challenged ukulele player — seek remedies, including miniature golf, Jug Band music and meditation, without success. Henry’s compulsively counting step-daughter, a Buddhist runner spouting Sufi poems, and a disgraced psychotic cop determined to catch someone for something surround him with life and disappointment.

Presented by Curious Theatre Branch

Thru – Dec 16, 2012

@ Side Project Theatre

1439 W. Jarvis Ave, Chicago

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 773-973-2150

Curious Theatre Branch – EVANSTON, WHICH IS OVER THERE

The Buzz That Is the Buzz

Fringe veteran Beau O’Reilly collaborates with the British playwright William Shakespeare on a tragic-comic tale of curiosity and betrayal, in which minds are altered by ‘theMightyMindBlow’, delusion leads to murder and a film-noir-like quest for revenge, with stops along the way for the perfect map and a new view of love.

Presented by Curious Theatre Branch

Thru – Apr 10, 2011

@ Prop Theatre

3504 N. Elston, Chicago

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 773-508-0666

Curious Theatre Branch: On Stage


The 21st Annual Rhinoceros Theater Festival

Chicago’s longest-running, last-standing fringe festival is back in its 21st year, presenting a wild variety of fresh new solo performance, live art, avant-garde theater and experimental music.

Curious Theatre Branch has curated a one-month marathon of performances for 2010, with new original works by some of Chicago’s most compelling theater artists, including: Chris Bower, Julie Caffey, Barrie Cole, Ian Belknap, BoyGirlBoyGirl, Beau O’Reilly and Curious Theatre Branch, Mark Chrisler and Found Objects, Idris Goodwin and Hermit Arts, Clint Sheffer and Bruised Orange, Silent Theatre, Clover Morell and Judith Harding, and the intergenerational Brain Surgeon Theater.

The festival will also feature music such as Jeff Kowalkowski’s pig opera King Pignacious; two musical love stories, kind of, by Devin King and Brian Torrey Scott; a group show by faculty in The School of The Art Institute of Chicago’s Writing Program; and a special Valentine’s Vaudeville show curated by Jenny Magnus.

For more information and a complete schedule of performances and events go to …


Curious Theatre Branch presents two new plays by Beau O’Reilly, starring Guy Massey, Kelly Ann Corcoran and Kate Teichman, with live musical accompaniment by Curious co-founder Jenny Magnus and guests Sofie Senard and Julian Berke.

In DEAD TO THE WORLD, a love-lost, grief-stricken dish washer finds women at every turn: the hotel lobby, the Clark Street bus, the wind-blown trains of East Berlin. NO LONGER THE ROCK OF THE WORLD presents the dead performance artist Walter with a long list of things to work out and people to work them out with.

November 27 – January 3
Fridays & Saturdays 8 PM
Sundays 3 PM

Note: No shows Christmas week or New Year’s Day.

@ Center Portion
2850-1/2 West Fullerton Ave
in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood

$15 or pay what you can at the door
$12 in advance online

Reserve advanced tickets at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/90439

Curious Theatre Branch: Home of the Rhinofest