CUPID IN YOUR PANTS Set for Stage 773, 2/14

CUPID IN YOUR PANTS Set for Stage 773, 2/14

The Cupid Players of Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, will host a special Valentine's Day performance of Cupid in your Pants on Friday, February 14 at 8 p.m. for couples looking for a funny, exciting night of musical sketch comedy. The Valentine's Day package is $35 per person and includes the Cupid show, a special Goodie "V-Bag" and a champagne toast. Based off Cupid Has A Heart On: A Musical Guide to Relationships, The Cupid Players put a romantic spin on the special performance with songs - old and new - and hilarious Valentine's Day skits. Named "Best Sketch Comedy Group" by the Chicago Reader, The Cupid Players present the longest running sketch comedy show in Chicago history, continuing to make audiences laugh until it hurts. Here are the top reasons Cupid in your Pants is a must-see this Valentine's Day:

Humor: Where else can you see an original musical sketch comedy show satirizes falling in love on Valentine's Day?

Music: The Cupid Players serenade audience members with their catchy songs featuring a witty take on relationships, love and life.

Price: Nothing beats the $35 price tag which includes the show, a Goodie "V-Bag" and a champagne toast

No awkward silences: You'll be laughing the entire show so no need to worry about those awkward date-night moments

Cupid Has A Heart On: A Musical Guide to Relationships has been named a "must-see" by Time Out Chicago and feted as "full of wit and zest" by the Chicago Tribune. Backed by a lively pianist, the comic musical performers of The Cupid Players perform songs and scenes developed by the cast under the direction of Posen. The production's sketches combine sharp writing and catchy songs with a witty take on relationships, love and life. The result is a musical sketch show that is raunchy, sweet, cynical, touching, smart, inane and - above all - very, very funny.

All performances take place at Chicago's home for the city's most innovative, creative and passionate off-Loop performing artists, Stage 773, located at 1225 W. Belmont. Stage 773 is a non-profit Chicago company that produces The Cupid Players, Bri-Ko, The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, Chicago Women's Comedy Festival, Street Tempo Theatre and other programs, as well as offering subsidized theater rental space to the hundreds of Chicago's itinerant off-Loop companies and performers.

Stage 773 puts a new spin on the performance with 9 fresh new actors including BranDon Price, Rebecca Brown, Josh Lanzet, Kiki Marich, Matthew Payne, Torian Miller, Andi Woody and Andi Sharavsky and John Craig. The ensemble features Cupid Director Brian Posen, Brian Peterlin, Billy Sullivan, Ashley Bush, Andrew Graves, Chris Gorton, Katie Johnston-Smith, Carisa Barreca, Reeny Hofrichter, Sam Lewis, Isreal Pederson, Jack Perdue, Ranjit Souri, Tim Soszko, Jill Valentine and MAndy Whitenack.

Cupid in your Pants will play in the Thrust Theatre at Stage 773 at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 14. Tickets are $35 and include a Goodie "V-Bag" and a champagne toast. Stage 773 will return to their normal performance schedule of Cupid Has a Heart On the following night, February 15 with their usual performance time of 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.Stage773.com or by calling 773.327.5252. Stage 773 is located at 1225 W. Belmont Ave. For more information on current events at Stage 773 visit Stage773.com or call 773.327.5252.

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