square product theatre to Present Kelsie Huff's BRUISER at East Theater, 9/19-28
Four-time Boulder Fringe Encore Award winner square product theatre presents the return of Kelsie Huff's solo hit "Bruiser: Tales from a Traumatized Tomboy," opening Sept. 19 at The East Theater at The Dairy Center for the Arts.
Chicago-based comedienne Kelsie Huff, creator of award-winning, audience favorites "Huffs," and "This Show Might be Terrible" shares her unique brand of humor in this hilarious, knock-down, drag-out solo show hailed as "comic gold" by the Boulder Daily Camera and awarded Best Solo Performance of 2011 by Chicago Stage Review.
About the show: Some girls dream about their wedding day. Others long to play with ponies. Only a select few name and collect their scabs, speak to imaginary rodents in their minds, and make mortal enemies out of inanimate troll dolls. Kelsie Huff returns with the (mostly) true story of how a misplaced tomboy blossoms into an even more awkward adult. "Bruiser" tackles the hilarity of adolescent and adult humiliation using Huff's trademark blend of uproarious characters, crushing and unavoidable hereditary influences, and engaging storytelling.
About Kelsie Huff: Kelsie Huff is a graduate of Chicago's Columbia College and the Second City Conservatory. With Amy Sumpter, Kelsie formed the two women sketch comedy team Children of the Absurd. Their signature show, 10% Less Fat, focused on the absurdity of female body image and was performed at Second City's Donny's Skybox, Frankie J's, Chicago Sketchfest, The Beverly Arts Center, Neo-Futurarium, Cornservatory, the space, and Kentucky and Indiana State University. In 2005, Kelsie wrote and produced her acclaimed solo show, HUFFS, at Chicago's Royal George Theatre, and later co-produced it with square product theatre in the 2008 and 2011 Boulder International Fringe Festival. HUFFS garnered Kelsie the 2008 Camera Eye Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Comedy) and the 2011 Encore Award. Kelsie's solo show BRUISER, commissioned and produced by square product theatre, garnered rave reviews in Boulder and Chicago, earning Kelsie the 2011Chicago Stage Review award for Best Solo Performance. Last summer, Kelsie performed a full-length stand-up comedy routine called This Show Might be Terrible, commissioned by square product theatre and presented in the 2012 Boulder Fringe, where it won a coveted Encore Award. Kelsie can currently be seen performing stand-up around Chicago and is jazzed to head up, the kates, an all female stand-up line-up performing the last Saturday of the month at The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square, Chicago. For more information, visit kelsiehuff.com.
Run dates and times:
5:30 p.m., Sept. 19
7 p.m., Sept. 21
2:30 p.m., Sept. 22
8:30 p.m., Sept. 24
5:30 p.m., Sept. 25
2:30 p.m., Sept. 28
Ticket prices: $12 general admission, $10 students/seniors; 2-for-1 Opening Night! Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.boulderfringe.com.