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ACT OUT OPENING: BUTTON DOWN MONSTERS at Gorilla Tango
The Button Down Presents A Halloween Edition of Popular Chicago Storytelling Event
The Button Down presents a night of storytelling for the bravest of souls, delving into fear and loathing and monster-mayhem from the true-life adventures of some of Chicago's up and coming storytellers. Performance is Monday, October 14, 2013 from 7 to 9 pm at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. Free and open to the public with baked goods for the taking and beer and wine for purchase. Advance reservations can be made at www.gorillatango.com or by calling 773-598-4549.
Pictured is Kevin Nye; photography is by Allen Dayag. Caption: "Kevin Nye busts a move and shares a story about rejection."
The Button Down is a Chicago-based storytelling community that promises oversharing that leads to understanding. Co-founders Dee Fabbricatore and Meredith Stockton created The Button Down from the mutual belief that storytelling should feel more like an intimate gathering than a spotlight performance, and that there should always be free baked goods nearby.
Since their first show in March 2013, The Button Down has hosted more than 50 local personalities and showcased their gut-punching narratives, which were crafted specifically for The Button Down based on a given one-word theme. Stay tuned for new, innovative storytelling ventures and podcasts later this year.
Gorilla Tango Bucktown is a year-round performance venue featuring an 80-seat black-box theater, rehearsal rooms, and co-producing contracts providing artists with marketing, box office, and front of house support as well as strategic business advice for creating sustainable art.
Gorilla Tango Bucktown is conveniently located at the intersection of Western and Milwaukee in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Easily accessible by public transportation, GT Bucktown is steps away from the Western Blue Line stop and the #49 Western, #56 Milwaukee, and #73 Armitage bus routes. Metered street parking is available on Milwaukee Avenue. Offering shows for a wide variety of audiences, Gorilla Tango Bucktown performances are listed in full on the website with descriptions and ratings similar to movie theater screenings. GT Bucktown now offers a selection of affordable beer and wine for purchase. Consult the website for rating information, tickets, and details about how to produce at this venue.