The FELLOWSHIP, Dinah Dentata as The Elf, Diva la Vida as The Mysterious Zemrat, London Derriere as The Warrior, and Hazel Hellbender as The Dwarf
Photo by K Leo, www.mirthandbeauty.com
End of summer got you down? Well Gorilla Tango Burlesque has a sure-fire pick up me, ready to send you THERE AND BACK AGAIN!
FELLOWSHIP OF THE BOOBS: A LOTR, D&D, WoW, RPG BURLESQUE ADVENTURE is returning for a limited run engagement: Saturdays at 10:30pm, September 22 - October 27, 2012 ONLY at Gorilla Tango Theatre Bucktown (1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago 60647). Tickets are $20; to purchase tickets visit www.gorillatango.com or call 773-598-4549. 18 and over only.
Juicy Lucy as your friendly Dungeon Master
Photo by Greg Inda
With inspirations drawn from Lord of the Rings, World of Warcraft, and Dungeons and Dragons (as the title suggests), FELLOWSHIP OF THE BOOBS entwines classic burlesque gimmicks with iconic fantasy moments in an upbeat adventure plot that also pays homage to fantasy greats such as H.P. Lovecraft, J.K. Rowling, T.H. White, and “other brilliant authors with two first initials,” quips creator/director MsPixy, thumbing through a battered C.S. Lewis novel as she speaks.
From the start of the show the audience is welcomed as a fellow (chair-bound) adventurer and provided with training to fulfill their role as “Healer” on the journey. Endowed with the powers of Encouraging Woot (to give energy to the mighty bosoms of their fellow travelers) and Generous Tipping (to help restore Tip Points lost in battles with sexy beasties), both audience members with deep pockets and those saving their pennies for a post-show beverage can aide the forward progress of the Quest (and earn appreciative winks and shimmies from their on-stage companions).
Why yes, those ARE Merlocs.
Photo by Greg Inda
Though the script is chock-full of references for the die-hard nerd crowd, creator/director MsPixy reassures us that you don’t need a game manual to play along. “These are strong, sexy, satisfyingly silly characters that have become part of the cultural consciousness. You don’t need to have memorized a map of Middle Earth to enjoy the journey... but if you have, there are many landmarks you’ll recognize along the way.”
“We've put together an exceptionally fun group of girls for this limited run - Geek Girl (as the GTB troupe is known) regulars and newbies alike - and I really hope you’ll come out and support their boobs.”
“You know what I mean.”
Be wary of Shelobs lair...
Photo by Greg Inda
MORE ABOUT GORILLA TANGO BURLESQUE
Over the past almost three years (!!!), Gorilla Tango Burlesque has gone from the debut of the surprise hit “Boobs & Goombas: A Super Mario Burlesque” in October 2010 to a local burlesque/comedy powerhouse with literally thousands of audience members through the door to see unique burlesque parodies of everything from Star Wars to Indiana Jones, from superheroes to 1990s pop-culture phenomena -- and that's just a small selection of what they have available for-- as their slogan states-- "the Discerning Nerd."
GTB will debut its first Halloween-themed show, BOOBS OF THE DEAD: A WALKING DEAD BURLESQUE which runs in October only, and look for THE EMPIRE BRINGS SEXY BACK: A STAR WARS SEQUEL this November!
Gorilla Tango Theatre (GTT) provides year-round theatrical venues where audiences of all ages can consistently go to see a wide variety of talented artists. GTT exists to provide artists with an opportunity to produce their work in professional environment. GTT was created by Dan Abbate and boasts two venues: an 80-seat performance space in Bucktown and a 150-seat performance space in Skokie. GTT Bucktown is conveniently located at the intersection of Western and Milwaukee in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood. Easily accessible by public transportation, GTT is steps away from the Western Blue Line stop and the #49 Western, #73 Armitage and #56 Milwaukee buses. Street parking is readily available. Gorilla Tango’s Skokie Theatre is located in the heart of Downtown Skokie; street and lot parking available. With shows for all ages, all GTT performances are on a rating system, similar to the one used in movie theatres. GTT offers a variety of affordable beer and wine for purchase. Consult the website for show details, rating information, tickets, and more.
www.gorillatango.com – 773.598.4549
1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
7924 Lincoln Ave. Skokie, IL 60077