Results tagged “Woolly Mammoth” from Spotlight

Arias with a Twist at Woolly Mammoth

Posted by Randy Shulman
April 13, 2012 10:55 AM |
Man, if we had a dollar for every time we've seen a drag queen onstage simulating a three-way with satanic puppets, we'd have... a dollar to loan you. Which would best be applied to the purchase of your mind-altering drug of choice, if you’re inclined to check out Arias With a Twist, the eye-popping collaboration between two bastions of New ... [Read]

Woolly Mammoth isn't just hosting Chicago's The Second City to offer more off-the-wall improv humor as in years past. Rather, Woolly's company members Jessica Frances Dukes and Aaron Bliden teamed up with Second City's James Alfred, Maribeth Monroe and Travis Turner to create a new show with the goal of being "the most gleeful anti-holiday celebration of doom ever." The ... [Read]

Woolly Mammoth reprises its production of Bruce Norris's Clybourne Park, after having won a couple Helen Hayes Awards and this year's Pulitzer Prize. As Metro Weekly critic Kate Wingfield noted in her four-star review last year, the play is an "exceedingly clever, high-octane piece on neighborhood race relations past and present. Even if we have seen many similar scenarios on ... [Read]

Following his smash hit monologue The Last Cargo Cult, Mike Daisey pulls back the curtain veiling America's most mysterious technology icon. With a wickedly funny tale of pride, beauty, lust and industrial design, Daisey's latest one-man diatribe illuminates the war—from China to Silicon Valley -- over how we see our world, and the human price we pay for our high-tech ... [Read]

Following on last year's hit, Barack Stars, Chicago's notorious and uproarious The Second City returns with A Girl's Guide to Washington Politics, a new political comedy revue that spoofs modern-day women in politics, from Hillary Clinton to Sarah Palin, and maybe even Christine O'Donnell if we're lucky -- lucky, you know, since the one-time witch lost royally. Through Jan. 9. ... [Read]

House of Gold at Woolly Mammoth

Posted by Randy Shulman
November 21, 2010 9:09 AM |
In House of Gold, Sarah Benson directs a first-rate cast including Mitchell Hebert and Michael Russotto in a darkly funny story, written by young playwright Gregory S. Moss, about the fate of a six-year-old beauty queen. This funhouse ride into the American psyche conjures up the picture-perfect child -- but can she ever be safe from the adults who created ... [Read]

The Vibrator Play at Woolly Mammoth

Posted by Randy Shulman
August 27, 2010 9:33 AM |
Aaron Posner directs Sarah Ruhl's 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony-nominated In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, kicking off Woolly Mammoth's 31st season. The play centers on a new medical device developed to pacify "hysterical" women, though has a shockingly different result. The cast includes the always-extraordinary Sarah Marshall, James Konicek, Kimberly Gilbert, Jessica Frances Dukes and Katie ... [Read]