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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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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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Crushed

The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

sketch show for that first, second or last date! “Crushed” embraces and upends tropes of romantic comedies. An obsessed man rushes to the airport to profess his true love for a coworker before she boards a flight; A pair of lonely astronauts half a galaxy apart make a plan to meet…some day; A couple on a disastrous first date keep getting distracted by the seemingly perfect first date one table away; A non-traditional student lands an admirer of indeterminate age; A woman reconsiders the boring guy she dumped when she meets his amazing dog.

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Wait Wait, For Realsies?

The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

Some stand-up comedy hinges on the everyday things we all endure, so we can all connect to each other in a room full of strangers. But sometimes, life is stranger, and the extraordinary stories need to be told. In the vein of shows like “This Is Not Happening,” “Wait, Wait, For Realsies?” is a storytelling event with a comic edge. Each night will have 5 of some of Chicago’s best comedic performers each telling a 7-10 minute true story that adheres to that night’s theme. The host will lead off the night with a 7-10 minute story as well. The stories will range from funny to scary to heartbreaking and everything in between.

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Roots and Branches

The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

“Roots and Branches: An Untrue Story Based On Several True Ones” is the story of one man wherein we do not see the main character, but only the people talking to him. Come watch the themes of struggle, heartbreak, mental illness, and how all this is okay through the eyes of a grown up Charlie Brown. But not the actual Charlie Brown, that would be against the law.” The one-man-play was written by School at Steppenwolf and Second City Severn Darden Graduate program alum Peter Kremidas.

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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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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 Philadelphia Drinking Play

The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

Because your favorite part in any play is the bar at intermission, Bye Bye Liver is a fast-paced comedic romp that explores the pratfalls and pitfalls of Philadelphia’s favorite past time: Drinking! 2 Parts Sketch Comedy, 1 Part Drinking Games: Mixed and Served.

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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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Talk Show Presents

The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

Two incorrigible weirdos just got their own show. “Talk Show Presents” is a monthly talk show with a weird, weird twist. Each month will be completely different, keeping loyal audiences on their toes: A different theme (ranging from a “Weekend ¬at ¬Bernie’s” scenario to a kids detective agency to an actual late night talk show), as well as a showcase of some of Chicago’s best and brightest talents. Come see off-the-wall characters and Chicago’s top performers including comedians, drag queens, and musicians! Each show will feature unique bits, games, interviews with guests, a musical performance and a “wildcard” guest performer.

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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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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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Paragon: A Sci-Fi + Fantasy Play Festival

The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

40 Plays in 2 Days! PARAGON is a short-play festival dedicated to furthering Otherworld’s mission of growing the genre of Science Fiction and Fantasy Theatre through the discovery and promotion of new artists and works.

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The Public House Theater
Chicago, Illinois (IL)

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