Awful People Present STEALING FROM THE KING Sketch Show at Donny's Skybox thru 10/31
Greasers. Jesus freaks. Car accidents. Psychics. Magical black people. Torture. Maine. Awful People Present STEALING FROM THE KING. The sketch show premieres at Donny's Skybox and runs five performances, Thursdays at 10:30pm, now through October 31st, 2013.
When sketch comedy group "Awful People" try to get away for a writing retreat in rural Maine, their lives change in an instant when they stumble upon/kidnap author Stephen King. With America's best selling horror author at their mercy, a bad situation just gets worse. Intermixed with rapid fire sketches, rock n' roll, and strong narration, we witness The King's desperation as he tries to reason with the group and their demented leader, who seems hell bent on getting exactly what he wants. Tensions rise, friendships are destroyed, and it all leads to one fiery conclusion.
Awful People present Stealing from the King is a darkly humorous and profane 35-minute love letter to the King of horror and his massive body of work. It features a wraparound story chock full of King tropes and straight on parodies in between. Narrated by Gregory Hollimon (Comedy Central's "Strangers with Candy") and performed by Brooke Elbrecht, Mel Forrest, Trey Hanks, Keegan Hill, Warren Phynix Johnson, and Derek Schleelein. Directed by Wolfgang Stein.
Awful People is a sketch/improv group comprised of writers and performers who have all been doing comedy in Chicago for years. Their combined past credits include Second City Touring Company, The Annoyance House Ensemble, iO Harold Teams, and the 2012 New York Television Festival.
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