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Cinema Sacrifice Theater

The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

“Saving the world…one bad movie at a time!”

A group of friends find an evil RedBox, “DreadBox,” who is hell bent on world domination, and has

already partially succeeded with the vanquishing of video stores. To keep “DreadBox” at bay, the

friends must watch and sacrifice a different terrible movie, each month.

Like the charm of Mystery Science Theater 3,000 and RiffTrax, CINEMA SACRIFICE THEATER

humorously skewers the best of the worst movies, but invites you to come and enjoy the jabs in

person, in a LIVE theatre setting.

A new bad movie will be chosen each month. Some “classics” may include, Warriors of the

Wasteland (1984, Dir. Enzo Castellari), The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976, Starring John

Travolta) and, The Werewolf of Washington (1973, Dir. Milton Moses Ginsberg, Starring Dean

Stockwell).

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The Matter at Dead Oak Hollow

The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

The year is 1950. Special Agents Griffen and Liza are called to Dead Oak Hollow, a small town whose citizens are vanishing at an alarming rate. It doesn’t take long for Griffen and Liza to realize the denizens of Dead Oak Hollow aren’t above scrutiny. So who is responsible for all of the disappearances? Is it the teenage waitress with a developing bloodlust? The strange doctor with a manager of dead animals and loose women? Or the Mayor, who insists there is nothing wrong with his humble hamlet? Only time, careful observation, and close sexual encounters will resolve The Matter at Dead Oak Hollow.

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Public Access Live: Season 3

The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

Public Access Live is an eclectic mix of late night comedy, narrative sketch, and audience interaction that is truly unique. Host Lorenzo Toia and Couch Guy Mark Rosenthal interview a wide variety of guests. Audience members play self­confronting games like “Inspirational Quotes” and “Real Elton John Video or Cocaine Fever Dream.” Between games and interviews, viewers are treated to a behind the scenes look at the grinding wheels that make Public Access Live, featuring everything from taco fountains, craft services origin stories and the dangers of over­editing Wikipedia pages.

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Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play!

The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

Bye Bye Liver is a series of outrageous sketches, all centered around Chicago’s favorite past time: Drinking!

We all have that one friend who is never-ever-allowed to go near liquor again. Or maybe it’s the girl that has one martini too many and just can’t shut up about her ex-boyfriend. Perhaps it’s that horrible moment when you realize you have to break the seal right now; but the line for the bathroom hasn’t moved in half an hour.

Whatever it is, we’ve all been there, and it’s all spoofed right here in BYE BYE LIVER.

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12 Angry Candidates

The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

As the 2016 presidential race heads into the final months, Republicans find themselves in the throes of a brokered convention. In an attempt to unite the party, 12 former candidates are tasked with selecting the nominee by unanimous decision. Once negotiations begin, personal aspirations take over, and the GOP braces for what could be its greatest hurdle: Republicans.

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Bye Bye Liver: The Boston Drinking Play

The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

Bye Bye Liver is a series of outrageous sketches, all centered around Boston’s favorite past time: Drinking. We all have that one friend who is never-ever-allowed to go near liquor again. Or maybe it’s the girl that has one martini too many and just can’t shut up about her ex-boyfriend. Perhaps it’s that horrible moment when you realize you have to break the seal right now…but the line for the bathroom hasn’t moved in half an hour. Whatever it is, we’ve all been there, and it’s all spoofed right here in BYE BYE LIVER: THE BOSTON DRINKING PLAY. 21 to laugh & 21 to drink!

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Bye Bye Liver: The Cincinnati Drinking Play

The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

Bye Bye Liver is a series of outrageous sketches, all centered around Cincinnati’s favorite past time: Drinking. We all have that one friend who is never-ever-allowed to go near liquor again. Or maybe it’s the girl that has one martini too many and just can’t shut up about her ex-boyfriend. Perhaps it’s that horrible moment when you realize you have to break the seal right now: but the line for the bathroom hasn’t moved in half an hour. Whatever it is, we’ve all been there, and it’s all spoofed right here in BYE BYE LIVER. 21 to laugh & 21 to drink!

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Mitch and Megan are Fine

The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

People love watching couples fall apart. From Burton and Taylor to the Bennifers and Brangelina, the drama offstage can be just as fun for viewers as the roles the actors play. Now, that drama has come home to roost in a behind-the-scenes comedy. Mitchell and Megan were a regular couple in a regular sketch group getting ready for a regular show. Until they weren’t, and their bickering caused the other members of their group to abandon ship before opening night. Now, Mitchell and Megan are stuck together, broken up, with a whole show to perform between the two of them. Watch as they struggle to find humor in their heartbreak, taking on their opposing ideas of what comedy is, what love is, and what a sexy cop is. Because they are two people who are hungry to perform, and absolutely shouldn’t be doing it with each other.

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In Any Language

The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

“In Any Language” is a variety show that seeks to increase artistic visibility for people of refugee, immigrant, and diverse status. We host musical acts, dance, solo performance, group performance… anything that could be performed for an audience that may or may not speak the same language! Anyone, from any background, could come to this variety show and understand the acts no matter the language of the performer’s origin. Join us every first Tuesday of the month at 8pm for “In Any Language” at the Public House Theater.

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Strike 3*

The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

Day after day, Phil slings peanuts at the concession stand while he dreams of being part of his hometown Baseball team: The San Francisco Trolley Cars. No one believes in Phil. Not his successful stepfather. Not his low-life boss. No one, that is, but the legendary Coach Tex. When Coach Tex spots Phil’s arm as he tosses a bag of peanuts, dreams start to become reality.

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Girl Jesus

The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

In a parallel universe Jesus is a girl, and she’s in High School. Girl Jesus proves that a young lady can really shine once she stops bible thumping, and starts preaching to the beat of her own drummer.

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Crash Course

The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

What happens when you take two solo acts and put them on stage together for the first time? Either magic or catastrophe, and either way, it’s funny! And with the audience participating, anything can happen… and does. In a comedy scene inundated with stand-up, improve and sketch, “Crash Course” shakes up the traditional elements of comedy by throwing them together ontstage for an experience that can’t be anticipated or repeated, giving the involved audience a special moment in time that belongs only to them and the actors onstage.

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Poetry Talk

The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

The show is “Poetry Talk.” The night begins with a short monologue and a reading from the book of dirty limericks. Then a short interview follows with and a featured reading from each guest. The show closes on a 15-minute comic play-in-a-poem, “Down South at Science Building 69.” It will be performed by Public House Theatre ensemble members and others. In “Down South,” six scientists are trapped inside a research station during an Antarctic blizzard. How will they pass the time until the storm blows over? By drinking whiskey and falling in love.

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Fake It 'Til You Make It

The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

A Stand-Up Comedy Game Show: Once a month, eight comics will compete to create the funniest sets based on topics they are given the moment they step on stage. They’ll participate in three rounds plus another three wildcard rounds. The prizes are terrible, the audience participates and everyone gets a night of nonsense fun!

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The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

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