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THE HOUSE THEATRE OF CHICAGO ANNOUNCES
A ONE NIGHT ONLY SPECIAL EVENT,
AN EVENING OF SONGS AND STORIES WITH VERBÖTEN COMPOSER
SATURDAY, MARCH 14 AT 8 P.M., AT THE CHOPIN THEATRE
Image of Jason Narducy courtesy of The House Theatre of Chicago
The House Theatre of Chicago presents An Evening of Songs and Stories with Verböten Composer Jason Narducy, Saturday, March 14 at 8 p.m. at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. Verböten is the world premiere musical inspired by Narducy’s 1980’s Evanston-based teenage punk rock band, directed by The House’s Artistic Director Nathan Allen, with book by Brett Neveu and music and lyrics by Narducy and now extended through March 29 at the Chopin Theatre. Tickets for An Evening of Songs and Stories with Verböten composer Jason Narducy are $40 and may be purchased at www.thehousetheatre.com.
The House Theatre of Chicago is thrilled to be able to offer fans of Narducy, Verböten and The House a rare opportunity to experience this acclaimed musician’s “Living Room” concert on the living room set of Verböten. The evening will highlight Narducy’s career with him sharing songs and personal stories of his own multi-decade musical journey.
ABOUT JASON NARDUCY
Jason Narducy is an Evanston-based musician. In 1982, at 11 years-old, he formed the seminal punk rock band Verböten with his childhood friends in an Evanston basement. Today, he plays bass in both the Bob Mould Band and Superchunk, and fronts Split Single, with whom he’s recorded two albums with a rotating cast of stellar musicians, including Jon Wurster, Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Wilco’s John Stirratt, and R.E.M.’s Mike Mills.
It’s 1983 in Chicago and it’s do-or-die for Verböten—a band that is made up of outsider teens with seriously complex home lives. As they gear up for a show at The Cubby Bear that is sure to change their lives forever, can they keep their parents from destroying the fabric of their self-made punk rock family? With lyrics and music by Verböten’s original guitarist, Jason Narducy, Verböten is inspired by the true story of Chicago's own young punks.
The Verböten performance schedule through March 29 is as follows:
Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. (Alternative times: Saturday, March 14 at
2 p.m., no performance March 14 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 28 at 2 p.m.and 7 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m. (No Performance Sunday, March 22).
Ticket prices range from $30-60 and may be purchased by calling 773.769.3832 or by visiting www.thehousetheatre.com. Student and industry same-day discounted tickets are available at $20 for all dates, based on availability. Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more are also available.
For additional information on Verböten and its cast and design team visit www.thehousetheatre.com.
ABOUT THE HOUSE THEATRE OF CHICAGO
The House Theatre of Chicago is Chicago's premier home for intimate, original works of epic story and stagecraft. Founded and led by Artistic Director Nathan Allen, along with Managing Director Erik Schroeder, The House is driven by an interdisciplinary ensemble of Chicago’s next generation of great storytellers, and aims to become a laboratory and platform for the evolution of the American theatre as an inclusive and popular artform.
The House was founded in 2001 by a group of friends to explore connections between Community and Storytelling through a unique theatrical experience. Since becoming eligible in 2004, The House has won 24 Joseph Jefferson Awards, became the first recipient of Broadway in Chicago’s Emerging Theater Award in 2007, and was awarded a 2014 National Theatre Company Grant by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards. The 18th season of original work began this November and The House continues its mission to unite Chicago in the spirit of community through amazing feats of Storytelling.
The House Theatre of Chicago presents An Evening of Songs and Stories with Verböten Composer Jason Narducy, Saturday, March 14 at 8 p.m. at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. Verböten is the world premiere musical inspired by Narducy’s 1980’s Evanston-based teenage punk rock band, directed by The House’s Artistic Director Nathan Allen, with book by Brett Neveu and music and lyrics by Narducy and now extended through March 29 at the Chopin Theatre.Tickets for An Evening of Songs and Stories with Verböten composer Jason Narducy are $40 and may be purchased at www.thehousetheatre.com.