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Empty Space features two people who are rarely represented in films; an overweight young man and a blind girl who find in one another a space to discover themselves amidst an often unkind world.
Empty Space was produced in Chicago and shot entirely on location in small towns across western Illinois.
Synopsis: Tom, an overweight young man takes refuge at his grandmother’s cabin in rural Protection, IL, in an attempt to bury the years of being bullied and feeling rejected. While in town, he meets a precocious blind girl named Lilly, who shows him how to be accepted and loved.
"We provide diverse audiences with original, dynamic, participatory theatrical programming that enhances well-being and creates a more civil and safe society." ImaginationTheater.org
Come see me as professional bingo caller Bucky Fuller in We Gotta Bingo! Head to Der Brew-Ha-Ha for a raucous evening of dinner, dancing, drinking and, of course, bingo! Guests will meet a colorful cast of characters leading the evening in games and good-natured fun, but soon learn they are amongst two rival Chicago parishes, one Italian and one Irish, who are set to be merged with one another. Since neither church can support the expanding congregation by itself, they’ve agreed to meet tonight to raise the needed money the best way they know how – playing Bingo! Of course, this ain’t no regular Bingo night! In between games, you’ll have time for a delicious family-style Italian dinner and enjoy musical interludes where you’ll hear the fine voices of competing parish choir directors and, let’s not forget, dancing to the musical stylings of The Voekel Chords. Come get lucky with We Gotta Bingo, suitable for all ages! Click the picture above for more information and tickets.
News and Updates
Chagrin Falls, Opening in October
August 12, 2016
Check out the press release for a play coming up, Chagrin Falls. It’s gonna be a good one!
We Gotta Bingo in the New York Times
August 4, 2016
Check out the NYT article sharing what’s playing in Chicago, featuring We Gotta Bingo!
Much Ado About Nothing
July 29, 2016
Come see me in FREE Shakespeare in the park with Honest Theatre‘s production of William Shakespeare’s classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing this summer. Playing July 29th-31st, Friday & Saturday @ 7pm, Sunday @ 2pm; bring the whole family. Don’t miss it!
The timeless tale like you’ve never seen it before! Featuring a Dragon who roars, and a Princess who snores… A handsome brave Knight, and swashbuckling sword fights… It’s a wonder how anyone could sleep through all the fun! June 23-July 29, see me as the old knight “Pip” in this new take on a classic tale. Click the pic above for more details.
The Jungle Book
Starting April 29, come see me as Shere Khan in Alphabet Soup’s production of The Jungle Book! The Rudyard Kipling classic comes to life in this action-packed musical! This timeless tale tells the story of the young Mowgli as he learns the importance of friendship and survival with the help of his new friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. Filled with songs, dance, and plenty of audience participation, you’ll have more fun than a barrel of monkeys! Click the picture above for more information and tickets.