Tickets to Red Tape Theatre's THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MADAM BARKER on Sale 9/16
Red Tape Theatre (RTT) opens its tenth season with the World Premiere of The Life and Death of Madam Barker on October 14th, 2013. Tickets will go on sale September 16th at www.redtapetheatre.org. All performances will be presented at RTT's home in St. Peter's Episcopal Church, located at 621 W Belmont Ave. Tickets during the regular run for The Life and Death of Madam Barker will be $25, General Admission with Preview tickets discounted at $15 and all Thursday night performances being "Pay What You Can". Performances are Thursdays-Mondays at 8pm.
RTT also launched a Kickstarter campaign underway. This specific campaign is designated to raise a minimum of $2000 to help bring Madam Barker from page to stage. For the official page, visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/603525981/madam-barker-from-page-to-cabaret-play.
Madam Barker was originally conceived and created by Molly Brennan and John Fournier for 500 Clown and the Elephant Deal. The Life and Death of Madam Barker is a raucous cabaret of music and comedy featuring Molly Brennan as Madam Barker and Chicago's own singer-songwriter John Fournier as John the Piano Player. RTT is thrilled to welcome Madam Barker in her first full length production to its stage this fall. For more information about Madam Barker, visit www.madambarker.com.
Playwright, Brook Allen's credits include It Comes In - Site Specific Play Festival (The Side Project, summer 2013), The One Minute Play Festival(Victory Gardens Theatre, 2013), Ruby Wilder (Not Waiting Productions, 2008, / New York International Fringe Festival, 2010 / Tympanic Theatre 2012), House Work (Not Waiting Productions, 2007 / 2010 Semi-Finalist for the Leah Ryan's Fund for Emerging Women Writers), among others. In the spring of 2013, Brooke became the first Playwright in Residence for RTT's Fresh Eyes program where she began development on The Life and Death of Madam Barker. Her play The Deer will open with The Ruckus in the spring of 2014, directed by her favorite creative partner Eric Hoff.
Director, Eric Hoff is returning to RTT after having previously directed last season's The Skriker. He's directed Brooke Allen's Ruby Wilder for the NY International Fringe in 2010 and in the spring of 2014 will direct Allen's The Deer at The Ruckus. His Chicago credits also include Ike Holter's Hit the Wall at the Steppenwolf Garage which went on to have a successful run at Barrow Street Theatre Off-Broadway.