Jackalope's 5th Annual Living Newspapers Festival to Run 8/20-24

August 19
11:12 AM 2014
Jackalope's 5th Annual Living Newspapers Festival to Run 8/20-24

Jackalope Theatre Company presents the 5th Annual Living Newspapers Festival. In homage to the 1930's Living Newspapers of the Federal Theatre Project, Jackalope has assembled an exciting group of Chicago playwrights, directors, and actors to dramatize stories ripped from recent newspaper headlines. Presented for a One-Weekend limited engagement at The Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale Ave, the show will run August 20-24, Wednesday - Sunday at 8:00pm. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved via jackalopetheatre.org.

Hosted by Lev Kalmens, this year's living news stories include

MELEE
By Calamity West
Directed by Juan Castaneda
Featuring: Megan Gotz, Stella Martin & Nora Taylor

The Article: "Two charged in Montrose Beach melee held on $90,000 bond" - Chicago Sun Times, 7/14/14

SMITH AND JONES
By Joel Kim Booster
Directed by AJ Ware
Featuring: Torian Miller, Ella Seel, Isa Arciniegas & Danny McEvilly

The Article: "Gay rights groups wary of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling" - Los Angeles Times, 7/1/14

BUMFUCK, TEXAS
By Ike Holter
Directed by Andrew Swanson
Featuring: Joanne Dubach & Andrew Goetten

The Article: "Towns Fight to Avoid Taking In Migrant Minors" - New York Times, 7/16/14

THE POINT IS
By Emily Dendinger
Directed by Rachel Slavick
Featuring: Tuckie White, Jamie Young & Bianca Corral

The Article: "Lawsuit challenges Seattle's $15 minimum wage" - Associated Press, 6/21/14

ROOT SIN
by Paloma Nozicka
Directed by Cody Spellman
Featuring: Erin O'Brien, Kaiser Ahmed & Alexander Hand

The Article: "Bob Jones University told rape victims to repent and look for 'root sin' that caused their attack" - San Francisco Sentinel, 6/18/14

MOCK DEBATE
By Patrick Whalen
Directed by Thrisa Hodits
Featuring: Gus Menary, Ashlee Rountree, Alexander Gudding, Travis Coe & Jennifer Roehm

The Article: "Kwame Raoul, Emil Jones eyed as possible mayoral contenders" - Chicago Sun Times, 7/18/14

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