Winter Theater in Chicago
Here’s some must-see productions for your itinerary on a Windy City winter night…
According to the Neo-Futurist hotline, snagging a seat to the 19-year-old, late-night show Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind involves getting there at least 45 minutes in advance and standing in line outside the Nelson Funeral Home (located at Clark & Foster in Andersonville). The admission price depends on your luck with a pair of dice, but one thing is guaranteed- you won’t regret sitting through this lively long on-going show.
There are a bunch of stories as to why this place is haunted,” says the 39-year-old Neil Tobin, a psychic entertainer who says he has been delving into the world of the supernatural since he was a kid. He is the subject of Supernatural Chicago, a show at Chicago’s historic club: Excalibur. Although the club is known for dancing, this show provides a great blend of chills, comedy, and the paranormal.
At the top of the latest Second City show, a little cart is pushed out by an unseen hand. It contains a big red button. “Press here,” says a printed sign, “to start the show…” Thus the latest production: Spoiler Alert: Everybody Dies by the infamous Second City begins. Don’t miss out on the comdedic hijinks.
Gorilla Tengo Theater, an up and coming company has graced Chicago with its presence, a long production list from Burlesque shows to Santa Claus roasts ensues… check this place out for laughs, gasps, and hilarity.