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Saturday, August 30, 2014

ACT OUT OPENING: Highly Acclaimed Smokefall Returns to Goodman On The Mainstage 9/20


ENORMOUS CRITICAL AND POPULAR ACCLAIM CATAPULTS NOAH HAIDLE’S SMOKEFALL, “THE BEST OF CHICAGO THEATER IN 2013” (CHICAGO TRIBUNE), TO THE GOODMAN’S MAINSTAGE FOR AN ENCORE PRODUCTION,
DIRECTED BY ANNE KAUFFMAN

***THE ORIGINAL COMPANY—CATHERINE COMBS, ANNE FOGARTY, KATHERINE KEBERLEIN, GUY MASSEY, MIKE NUSSBAUM AND ERIC SLATER—RETURNS FOR THE ALBERT THEATRE OPENER, SEPTEMBER 20 – OCTOBER 26***



Last year, ChiIL Live Shows was blown away by Smokefall, at the press opening, and we were not alone. Critics and audiences alike raved about this stellar drama which broke ticket sales records and will now be remounted as a mainstage production to open the fall 2014 season.

Smokefall launches the Goodman’s All-New Fall, celebrating nine decades with new inspiration: three months of new American plays, each developed in the Goodman’s new play programs.  

Exactly one year after its world premiere in the Owen Theatre, Noah Haidle’s Smokefall, directed by Anne Kauffman, makes its Albert Theatre debut—becoming the third production in Goodman Theatre’s 90-year history to transfer from the theater’s smaller stage to the mainstage in order for more audiences to experience an acclaimed new play. 

An exploration of the power and fragility of love through three generations of family life, Smokefall in its debut set the record of highest number of individual tickets sold in Owen Theatre history, and the production topped the “Best of 2013” lists among major Chicago media. The original six-member company remains intact for the play’s Albert Theatre premiere—including Chicago favorite Mike Nussbaum as The Colonel, whose performance “just weeks from his 90th birthday…had my chin on the floor” (Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune) was hailed as “miraculous…so emblematic of the play’s homage to the life force itself…a rare treat” (Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times). 

Smokefall runs September 20 – October 26 in the Albert Theatre (opening night is Monday, September 29). Tickets ($25-$81; subject to change) are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/Smokefall, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). The Goodman is grateful for the generosity of its production supporters, including Abbott Fund, the Sponsor Partner; the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the Foundation Partner; and Mayer Brown, the Corporate Sponsor Partner.

Smokefall is an artistic triumph. From its auspicious beginnings to an outstanding fully-realized mainstage production, this project perfectly exemplifies what we hope to achieve in our new play development efforts,” said Artistic Director Robert Falls. “Noah’s voice is unique among American theater artists; his imagination, sense of playfulness and honest emotion are an unusual combination. To produce Smokefall again with the same fine company of artists is the rare opportunity to revisit, or experience for the first time, a singular ephemeral moment.”


Smokefall’s page-to-stage journey began in 2006 during Haidle’s production of Vigils at the Goodman, when he conceived and developed Local Time—a 12-play cycle spanning one 24-hour period in the life of a Midwestern family, each act named for the time in which it took place (11am to 1pm and 5 to 7pm, etc). Falls was drawn to the project and commissioned Haidle to develop it, including a workshop of three of the 12 plays in the Goodman’s New Stages festival. Working with the Goodman’s Director of New Play Development Tanya Palmer (for whom the play is dedicated), Haidle further reworked the project and ultimately created a single play—Smokefall, whose title refers to the time of day immediately before nightfall—that tackles thematic questions about the meaning of life and the nature of love and commitment. The Goodman’s 2013 world-premiere co-production with South Coast Repertory appeared in the Owen Theatre (October 5 – November 3) and was hailed as “achingly sad, transcendently lovely” (Chicago Sun-Times) “relentlessly honest and believable” (Chicago Tribune), “one of the best plays of the year” (New City) and “echoing of Wilder with a dram or two of whimsy” (Time Out Chicago).

“To do the play again with this remarkable group of people is a blessing in a really wonderful way,” said playwright Noah Haidle. “Annie has a true gift, and is one of the lights of her generation; she is as much a creator of this show as I am. And as a writer, I can’t imagine anyone supporting my work more than Bob Falls, Tanya Palmer and the entire Goodman.”

Change is in the air as Violet (Keberlein) prepares to bring twin boys into the world. Inside her womb, her unborn sons (Massey and Slater) contemplate life after birth, the fragility of love and the meaning of home, while outside her body her world is in transformation: her husband, Daniel (Slater) is making plans of his own, her father The Colonel (Nussbaum) is slipping into senility and her daughter, Beauty (Combs) has taken a vow of silence. In the third act, one of the twins—now an old man—reflects on his life and family when an unexpected visitor arrives. The design team includes Kevin Depinet (set), Lindsay Jones (sound), Ana Kuzmanic (costumes) and David Weiner (lighting). Joseph Drummond is the production stage manager and Briana J. Fahey is the stage manager. Tanya Palmer is the dramaturg for the production. 

More Glimpses at Goodman’s All-New Fall, celebrating nine decades with new inspiration: (three months of new American plays, each developed in the Goodman’s new play programs.)

In the Owen is Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s The World of Extreme Happiness directed by Eric Ting, September 13 – October 12 (opening night is September 22). In addition, six new plays—three workshop productions and three staged readings, all free of charge—appear as part of the annual New Stages Festival in the Owen, October 29 – November 16, with a weekend for industry professionals taking place November 14-16 (titles and artists TBA). 

The Goodman is grateful for the generosity of its New Work Sponsors, including The Davee Foundation, Major Supporter of the Expansion of New Stages; Time Warner Foundation, Lead Supporter of New Play Development; The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation and the Pritzker-Pucker Foundation, Major Supporters of New Play Development;  The Glasser and Rosenthal Family, the  Scenemakers Board and the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Supporters of New Work Development; The Joyce Foundation, Principal Support of Artistic Development and Diversity Initiatives; Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Festival Sponsor. Edelman is the Major Corporate Sponsor for the Owen Theatre Season.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Artist Encounter at Goodman Theatre
Sunday, September 28 at 5pm |$5 general public, FREE Subscribers, Donors, students
Artist Encounters bring together audiences and Goodman artists in an intimate environment for a behind-the-scenes look at the plays and the playmaking process. Join playwright Noah Haidle and director Anne Kauffman as they discuss the process of bringing Smokefall to life.


College Night: Pizza and Play
Enjoy pizza, pop and the opportunity to mingle with other students and meet the Goodman artists before a performance.
Wednesday,October 1 at 6pm – preshow reception; 7:30pm - performance | $10 with promo code COLLEGE (must redeem with valid student ID)


Post-Show Discussions at Goodman Theatre                                 
Goodman Theatre | FREE
Stay late for discussions about the play with members of the artistic team every Wednesday and Thursday evening throughout the run of the show. 

ACT OUT OPENING: Polarity Ensemble Theatre Presents MIRACLES IN THE FALL


Polarity Ensemble Theatre Presents the World Premiere Play
MIRACLES IN THE FALL
By Chuck O’Connor
Directed by Richard Shavzin
September 3 – October 5, 2014


Laura Berner Taylor (Clare Connelly) and Rian Jairell (Father Peter Lentine).

Polarity Ensemble Theatre kicks off its 2014 -15 season with the world premiere of MIRACLES IN THE FALL, a searing drama in which a family must surmount the lies and betrayals that have twisted their lives. MIRACLES IN THE FALL is written by Dionysos Cup Award Winner Chuck O'Connor and directed by Jeff Award Winner Richard Shavzin. 

MIRACLES IN THE FALL features: Laura Berner Taylor, Rian Jairell, Mickey O’Sullivan and Fred Wellisch plays September 3 – October 5, 2014 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, where Polarity begins its eleventh season and the second year of its new residency. 









Regular Run: Sunday, September 7 – Sunday, October 5, 2014
Curtain Times: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM


Tickets: Previews: $15. Regular run: $25. Students: $10, Seniors: $20. Tickets are available at www.petheatre.com and 773-404-7336

The story at the heart of MIRACLES IN THE FALL centers on the life of Clare Connelly, a nun in 1968 Detroit who discovers secrets about her family that have driven their collective shame and disastrous life decisions. Deep betrayals of the past twist the lives of the Connellys, but faith, family and forgiveness allow redemption for some.

MIRACLES IN THE FALL was developed in POLARITY ENSEMBLE THEATRE 2013 DIONYSOS CUP FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS. It is the eighth Polarity-developed play by a Chicago-area playwright to reach its world premiere on a Chicago stage.

The production team for MIRACLES IN THE FALL includes Charles C. Palia, Jr. (set design), Jessica Smith (costume design), Benjamin L. White, USA (light design), Aaron Stephenson (sound design), Maggie Speer (props) Rachel Ramirez (managing director), Nicole Smith (production manager), Jamie Crothers (stage manager) and Richard Engling (artistic director).

 

About the Playwright:
Chuck O’Connor is a Network Playwright with Chicago Dramatists. His work has been selected as a Heideman Award Finalist with Actor’s Theater of Louisville and as winner of the 2013 Dionysos Cup at Polarity Ensemble Theatre. Recently, Chuck turned his focus to international issues, working with the United Nations “Stop Rape Now” program, developing pieces that empower woman in Ukraine and Turkey. Cheryl Coons, Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists and board member at Porchlight Theater, described Chuck’s writing as, “. . . sophisticated, dramatic, thoughtful, and heartfelt. He writes about big ideas, and yet his stories are firmly grounded in his authentic and dimensional characters.” Chuck holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Michigan State University and a Master’s Degree from Loyola University-Chicago. He lives in Evanston with his wife and two small children.

About the Director
Richard Shavzin is delighted to return to Polarity after directing last season's Never The Bridesmaid, especially to do another new play. Other world premiere credits include Marisa Wegrzyn’s Ten Cent Night (Chicago Dramatists); Defamation, Tops or Bottoms, and Fallout (Canamac Productions); Beat The Jester and Slaphappy (Beat The Jester Productions); Changing Rainbows (Red Wolf Theatre); Klub Kokomo (PS Theatricals); and Studs Terkel's Race (adapted by Jamie Pachino) at Strawdog Theatre, where he was Artistic Director from 1993-1998. Also at Strawdog he won a Jeff for Direction for Burn This, and directed the Jeff Nominated productions of Criminal Hearts; Cat's-Paw; The Big Funk; A Mother, A Daughter and A Gun; Skeletons and Hurlyburly, which won 4 Jeffs. Other credits include the Chicago premiere of Vick’s Boy for American Theater Company (American Blues), Endangered for Stage Left’s Leapfest, and the workshop production of the musical Any Someone At All at Second City’s Skybox Theater.

Richard is an Associate Artist at Chicago Dramatists and an Artistic Affiliate at American Blues Theater. He served on the Board of Directors of the League of Chicago Theatres from 1994-2000, and served two terms, one as chair, on the Theatre Peer Review Panel of the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. He currently serves on the National Council of Actors Equity Association, and on the National Board of Directors of SAG-AFTRA.

About Polarity Ensemble Theatre

Founded in 2004, Polarity Ensemble Theatre is a professionally diverse group of artists who strive to advance the state of Chicago theater for both local and international audiences by developing new works and bringing new life to the classics through live performance, workshops, and publishing.

ACT OUT OPENING: The Commons of Pensacola at Northlight Theatre


Northlight Theatre opens 40th Anniversary Season with the Midwest Premiere of Amanda Peet’s 
The Commons of Pensacola directed by Robin Witt

Here at ChiIL Live Shows, Northlight Theatre has long been a favorite of ours, and we're especially excited for their 40th Anniversary Season this year. Save the dates. They're kicking off in style with The Commons of Pensacola. Then Northlight is producing two world premiere works (White Guy on the Bus and Shining Lives: A Musical), the second-ever productions of two plays (The Commons of Pensacola and Outside Mullingar) and a classic rarely produced in the US (The Mousetrap).  

In addition, Northlight has a number of new works in development through Interplay, a program that has sent 25 out of 29 scripts on to full professional productions throughout the country and developed Northlight’s three best-selling plays: Better Late by Larry Gelbart and Craig Wright, The Outgoing Tide by Bruce Graham and Chapatti by Christian O’Reilly.

In the previous few seasons, Northlight hired early-career directors to much success, including Kimberly Senior (The Whipping Man) and Devon de Mayo (Lost in Yonkers).  This season, Northlight is introducing directors Robin Witt (The Commons of Pensacola) and Jonathan Berry (The Mousetrap) to its audiences.


The Commons of Pensacola was a recent New York hit and starred Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker.


Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the second-ever production of The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet, directed by Robin Witt.  The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from September 12 – October 19, 2014.  

Judith is a woman in exile, relegated to a Florida condo after her husband’s Madoff-like crimes have expelled her from a luxurious life.  Family ties are tested when her daughter Becca comes to visit for Thanksgiving, joined by Becca’s filmmaker boyfriend and rebellious niece.   Guilt by association, lost wealth, and questionable motives make trying to love your family an uncommonly difficult challenge in this funny, incisive and timely new drama.


Title: The Commons of Pensacola
Written by: Amanda Peet
Directed by: Robin Witt
Featuring: Erik Hellman, Leah Karpel, Barbara Kingsley, Lily Mojekwu, Lori Myers and Lucia Strus.
Dates: Previews: September 12 – 18, 2014 
Regular run: September 20 – October 19, 2014

Schedule:      Tuesdays: 7:30pm (except September 30, October 7 and 14)
Wednesdays: 1:00pm (except October 1) and 7:30pm (except September 24)
Thursdays: 7:30pm 
Fridays: 8:00pm (except Opening on September 19 at 
7:30pm)
Saturdays: 2:30pm (except September 13) and 8:00pm 
Sundays: 2:30pm; and 7:00pm (except September 21, October 5 and 19)
Open Captioning: Sunday, October 12 at 7:00pm

Location: Northlight Theatre is located at the North Shore
Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd,
Skokie

Tickets: Previews: $25-$54
Regular run: $25-$78
Student tickets are $15, any performance 
(subject to availability)

Box Office: The Box Office is located at 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie.

847.673.6300; northlight.org

Artistic Director BJ Jones comments, “Fresh from its New York premiere, Northlight is proud to present The Commons of Pensacola, directed by Robin Witt, one of Chicago's hottest directors. Examining the collateral damage wrought by a crooked Wall Street financier, Amanda Peet stirs the embers of one family’s scorched life.  Northlight kicks off its 40th Anniversary with fresh new work, brimming with topicality, starring Northlight favorite Linda Kimbrough and Lusia Strus.”

The cast of The Commons of Pensacola includes Erik Hellman (Gabe), Leah Karpel (Lizzy), Linda Kimbrough (Judith), Lily Mojekwu (Lorena), Lori Myers (Ali), and Lusia Strus (Becca). 

The creative team includes Jeffrey D. Kmiec (scenic), Emily McConnell (costumes), Sarah Hughey (lighting), Nick Keenan (sound), and Kristin Leahey (dramaturgy).  Rita Vreeland is the stage manager. 

Amanda Peet (Playwright) has starred in numerous films including Something’s Gotta Give, Igby Goes Down, Syriana, The Whole Nine Yards, and Nicole Holofcener's Please Give. On television she starred in the WB drama Jack and Jill, as well as Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.  Her theatre credits include the Broadway revival of Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park (opposite Patrick Wilson) and Off-Broadway productions of Break of Noon and This Is How It Goes, both by Neil LaBute. Peet will next be seen in the HBO comedy Togetherness, created by the Duplass brothers. Her play The Commons of Pensacola premiered at the Manthattan Theatre Club with Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker. A native New Yorker, Peet resides in Los Angeles with her husband, the writer David Benioff, and their two daughters. 

Robin Witt (Director) is an artistic associate at Steep where she directed Motortown, Love and Money, Pornography, Harper Regan, Parlour Song, and Breathing Corpses. She is also an ensemble member at Griffin where she directed Men Should Weep, Flare Path, and Stage Door. Other theaters Robin has worked for include Steppenwolf, Lookingglass, A Red Orchid, The Artistic Home, and Everyman (Baltimore). Last year she directed Juliet: A Dialogue About Love for 'sacred playground theatre' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Robin is an Assistant Professor of Directing at UNC Charlotte, and she is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts (BFA) and Northwestern University (MFA). She will be directing Alistair McDowall's Brilliant Adventures for Steep in July 2015. 

Erik Hellman (Gabe) is returning to Northlight after appearing as Uncle Louie in Lost in Yonkers. Chicago credits include Luna Gale (Goodman); Tartuffe, The Misanthrope, Proof (Jeff Award Nomination—Supporting Actor), The Comedy of Errors, The Mystery of Irma Vep (Jeff Award Nomination—Lead Actor), Titus Andronicus, and Arcadia (Court); Eastland (Lookingglass); Hesperia (Writers); The Madness of King George III, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, and Edward II (Chicago Shakespeare); Honest, The Elephant Man, and Huck Finn (Steppenwolf); All My Sons (TimeLine); as well as shows at Next, Chicago Dramatists, Remy Bumppo, The House Theatre of Chicago, and as a company member of Strawdog. Outside of Chicago, Erik has appeared at Milwaukee Repertory, Geva, Syracuse Stage, Indianapolis Repertory, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Houston’s Stages Repertory, and Off-Broadway at The Mirror Repertory.  Film/TV work includes The Dark Knight, The Chicago Code, Boss, Betrayal, and as Dr. Alec Willhite on Chicago Fire and Chicago PD.

Leah Karpel (Lizzy) is making her Northlight debut.  Chicago credits include: Buena Vista, The Glass Menagerie, and The Hot L Baltimore (Steppenwolf); Appropriate, The Whale, and We Are Proud to Present... (Victory Gardens); Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom (Strawdog); and Punk Rock (Griffin).  Regional credits include: 4000 Miles (Long Wharf); Ten Chimneys (Milwaukee Rep); Half And Half (Penguin Rep); The Play About My Dad (CollaborationTown); and Evanston: A Rare Comedy (HERE Arts/PS 122).  Leah received her BFA from Boston University and is a graduate of The School at Steppenwolf. Next up: the world premiere of Sam Hunter's Pocatello at Playwrights Horizons.

Linda Kimbrough (Judith) has appeared at Northlight in Ten Chimneys, A Life and Better Late (both opposite John Mahoney), She Stoops to Conquer, Red Herring, The Gamester, Hearts, and The Old Neighborhood.  Most recently she played Feste in Twelfth Night (Baltimore Center Stage), Silda in Other Desert Cities (Goodman), and the Mother in GNIT as part of the Humana New Plays Festival (Actors' Theatre of Louisville). She is proud to have originated roles in four of David Mamet's plays: Edmond, Reunion, The Water Engine, Squirrels, and in his adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard.  Movies include State & Main, Spartan, Red Belt, Homicide, and The Phil Spector Story (with Al Pacino) for HBO.

Lily Mojekwu (Lorena) is working with Northlight for the first time. This summer, she performed in King Richard III and Twelfth Night (Lakeside Shakespeare).  Some favorite Chicago credits include Welcome Home Jenny Sutter, The Overwhelming (Jeff Nomination – Best Production), and Well (Next, where she is an Artistic Associate); fml: How Carson McCullers Saved My Life, The Elephant Man, and The Brother Sister Plays (Steppenwolf); Romeo and Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare); A Twist of Water (Route 66); and Greensboro: A Requiem (Non-Equity Jeff Nomination – Best Supporting Actress) and In Arabia We’d All Be Kings (Non-Equity Jeff Award – Best Ensemble) at Steep. 

Lori Myers (Ali) was last seen as Maggie in Robin Witt’s critically acclaimed Men Should Weep (Griffin). Favorite roles include Julia Gibbs in David Cromer’s Obie & Lucille Lortel Award-winning Our Town (Hypocrites) in a record-breaking run in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles; Theresa in Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation (Victory Gardens); Mother Courage in Mother Courage and Her Children (Vitalist); and Paula in Mrs. Klein (London, UK).  Mrs. Myers has worked with Steppenwolf, Upright Citizen's Brigade, The Building Stage, Bailiwick Rep, Theatre Wit, Shattered Globe, Vitalist, Redmoon, Next, and countless other vibrant storefronts in Chicago, New York, and London. 

Lusia Strus (Becca) is so happy to be at Northlight where she earned her Actor’s Equity Card in their inaugural production at the North Shore Center, Atomic Bombers. Select Chicago credits include Ironbound, Good People (Jeff Award nomination), her own solo show It Ain’t No Fairy Tale (LA Weekly Award - Solo Performance), Hysteria, Our Town, and Whispering City (Steppenwolf); Love’s Labours Lost, Merry Wives of Windsor, and Henry IV (Chicago Shakespeare Theater/Royal Shakespeare Company); Go Away Go Away (Jeff Award - Principal Actress) and Slavs! (European Rep); and many years of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (Chicago and New York City) as a Neo-Futurist. Other recent credits include Enron and Elling (Broadway); The Retributions (Playwrights Horizons); Travesties and Are You There, McPhee? (McCarter). Film and television credits include Restless, 50 First Dates, Cotton, Kelly and Cal, The Mend, Modern Family, Blue Bloods, Wayward Pines, and recurring roles on web series Jack in a Box and Whatever This Is. Lusia lives in New York City but is Chicago to the bone.


The Box Office is located at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, in Skokie.  Box Office hours are Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, and Saturdays 12:00pm-5:00pm. On performance days, the box office hours are extended through showtime. The Box Office is closed on Sundays, except on performance days when it is open two hours prior to showtime.

Northlight is continuing its popular special event series in conjunction with each production.  All events are free for subscribers and ticket holders.  

Post-Show discussions with a Northlight facilitator, engaging audiences in a dialogue about the play's themes and the creative process behind live theatre, will be held after the following performances: 9/14 at 2:30, 9/16 at 7:30, 9/17 at 7:30, 9/24 at 1:00, 9/28 at 2:30, 10/8 at 1:00.

Backstage with BJ is a mid-day discussion with Artistic Director BJ Jones, featuring special guest artists, actors, directors and designers, offering behind-the-scenes insight into each production while it is still in rehearsal.  Backstage with BJ for The Commons of Pensacola will be held on Friday, September 5 at 12:00pm and will last approximately one hour.  Reservations are required, 847.679.9501 x3605 or specialevents@northlight.org.


Northlight Theatre aspires to promote change of perspective and encourage compassion by exploring the depth of our humanity across a bold spectrum of theatrical experiences, reflecting our community to the world and the world to our community.

Now in its 40th season, the organization has mounted nearly 200 productions, including over 40 world premieres.  Northlight has earned 151 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations and 28 Awards.  As one of the area’s premier theatre companies, Northlight is a regional magnet for critical and professional acclaim, as well as talent of the highest quality.
The Commons of Pensacola is supported in part by Feldco. The 40th Anniversary is supported by season sponsor BMO Harris Bank and lighting sponsor ComEd.

Northlight is supported in part by generous contributions from BMO Harris Bank; Cramer- Krasselt; Draft FCB; The  Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation; ComEd, An Exelon Company; Edgerton Foundation for New American Plays Award; Evanston Community Foundation; First Bank &  Trust; The Homestead Hotel; Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; Kirkland & Ellis Foundation; The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Melvoin Award for Playwriting; Modestus Bauer Foundation; North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Foundation; NorthShore University HealthSystem; The Offield Family Foundation; The Pauls Foundation; Plante Moran; Pioneer Press; Quince at the Homestead; The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation; Room & Board; Sage Products; Sanborn Family Foundation; The Shubert Foundation; Skokie Fine Arts Council; The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust; The Sullivan Family Foundation; Tom Stringer Design Partners; Vi at The Glen;  the Venturous Theater Fund; and The Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rubblebucket NEW Release Survival Sounds is Out & Fall Tour Dates


Rubblebucket's NEW Survival Sounds is officially out and we couldn't be more excited to share it with you. These guys have long been favorites of ours here at ChiIL Live Shows. We've shot pit photos of them in action at North Coast Music Fest, Lincoln Hall, Double Door and more. Did you just catch them last week at Chicago's Boulevard Fest? They're coming back soon. Spend a rockin' Halloween night with them at Metro. Tickets on sale 8/29!


Stream: NY Times / Spotify

Rubblebucket can't wait to play the new tunes for you on their massive tour that starts next week!

Fall Tour - All dates & Tix here: 

8/26: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT)
8/27: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (intimate release show – couple tickets left!)
9/6: Toronto, ON @ Riot Fest
9/10: Providence, RI @ Fete *
9/11: Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall *
9/12: Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theatre *
9/13: Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt *
9/14: Albany, NY @ The Hollow *
9/16: Fairfield, CT @ Stage One *
9/18: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
9/19: Washington, DC @ U Street *
9/20: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre *
9/21: Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre *
9/24: Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West *
9/25: Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel *
9/26: Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Fest
9/27: Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig *
9/28: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
9/30: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street *
10/1: Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House *
10/3: Denver, CO @ Bluebird *
10/4: Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room *
10/6: Boise, ID @ Neurolux *
10/7: Bozeman, MT @ The Zebra *
10/8: Missoula, MT @ The Badlander *
10/10: Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey #
10/11: Vancouver, CAN @ Media Club %
10/12: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir #
10/15: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #
10/16: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre #
10/17: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah #
10/18: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah #
10/20: Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room &
10/21: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad &
10/23: Austin, TX @ Red 7
10/24: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Downstairs
10/25: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada &
10/27: Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar &
10/28: St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House &
10/29: Nashville, TN @ High Watt
10/31: Chicago, IL @ Metro & (Tix on Sale 8.29)
11/1: Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater &
11/6: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground #
11/7: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground #
11/9: Boston, MA @ Paradise #

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