Urban Lore: Take it to Your Grave illustration by Pete Ziegel
Embrace the macabre and send some ChiILs up your spine, Chi, IL! These story tellers are our kind of creeps.
STORIES YOU'D RATHER DIE WITH AND SECRETS
YOU'VE NEVER TOLD THIS MONTH'S THEME FOR
THE INCONVENIENCE PRESENTS URBAN LORE:
TAKE IT TO YOUR GRAVE
SATURDAY, APRIL 27 AT 10:30 P.M.
AT CHICAGO'S THEATER WIT
Stories that you would rather die with and secrets you have never told is the theme for the next installment of The Inconvenience Presents Urban Lore: Take it to Your Grave, Saturday, April 27 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago.
Be afraid - very, very afraid - when the city's coolest crew of lunatic storytellers comes out for this hot new late night monthly talk show with a twist, co-presented by Theater Wit and The Inconvenience. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. Show time is 11 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance/$8 at the door. Or save with a four-show flex pass to the series for only $20. For tickets, flex passes and information, visit TheaterWit.org or call 773.975.8150.
Enjoy a beverage or three from the Theater Wit bar while live storytellers share true tales of the weird and bizarre that can only happen in urban settings. Guest storytellers for Take it to Your Grave include Inconvenience company member Brian Rad and Theater Wit artistic director Jeremy Wechsler. Both will share all-true personal tales about life in the urban jungle that, until next Saturday, they had successfully repressed. Musical guest is Absolutely Not.
According to Chris Chmilek, Artistic Director of The Inconvenience, "The focus of The Inconvenience Presents... series with Theater Wit is to revisit the act of LIVE storytelling via a constantly-shifting, late-night, live multi-medium revue. We want each act to feel like a section of an old EC Horror Comics installment. Think Tales From the Crypt or the like."
Mark your calendar for the next editions of The Inconvenience Presents...series: Saturday, May 25 and June 29 at 10:30 p.m. Visit TheaterWit.org for updates.
More about The Inconvenience
The Inconvenience is a community of interdisciplinary artists who seek to create a new way of experiencing art through a collaboration of music, theatre, dance, fine art and celebration. In 2012, the company was named Best New Theatre by the Chicago Reader, and Best New Company by Chicago Magazine. The collective's most recent production, Ike Holter's Hit The Wall, about the 1969 Stonewall riots, wowed Chicago audiences in sold-out runs in 2012 at the Steppenwolf Garage and Theatre on the Lake, followed by a successful remount at New York's Barrow Street Theatre. For more information, visit theinconvenience.org.
More about Theater Wit
"A thrilling addition to Chicago's roster of theaters" (Chicago Tribune) and "a terrific place to see a show" (New City), the new Theater Wit is in its second season in its newly renovated home at 1229 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago. Theater Wit inaugurated its brand new, $1.3 million venue in the former home of the Bailiwick Arts Centre in June 2010. The new Theater Wit boasts three intimate 99-seat performance spaces - the only theater in Chicago with such a configuration - plus a new box office, administrative offices, a beer, wine, spirits and coffee bar, and a cool, casual lobby.
Theater Wit has extended its current, critically acclaimed Midwest premiere of Completeness, playwright Itamar Moses' newest play about brainy grad students toggling in and out of love, through May 4. In addition to presenting its own productions, Theater Wit's three 99-seat theaters are booked with an eclectic slate of new plays and musicals by Chicago's most popular and accomplished off-Loop theater companies. To encourage cross-pollination, the company has introduced Chicago's first live theater, Netflix-like membership program. With a Theater Wit Membership, you can see as many plays as you want at Theater Wit, year round, for one low monthly fee of $36 ($22 for students).
Founded in 2004, Theater Wit's mission is to explore contemporary issues with wit and wisdom through new works and Chicago premieres. To purchase a Membership Program, Flex Pass, single tickets or for information about all 2012-2013 productions at Theater Wit, call 773.975.8150 or visit TheaterWit.org.