pH Productions to Stage ASSEMBLERS 3 and DON'T PASS GO, Fall 2014
Tickets to both productions may be purchased at www.whatisph.com or in person at the box office. In addition to Assemblers 3: Countdown to Assemblers 4! and Don't Pass Go, pH offers a full schedule of weekly productions, which can also be found at www.whatisph.com.
Assemblers 3: Countdown to Assemblers 4!
Written by the Assemblers Ensemble, Kenny Metroff and Jason Geis
Directed by Brett Mannes
August 29 to November 21
Opening: Friday, September 5 at 9:30 p.m. (Previews Aug. 29)Schedule: Fridays at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15; $10 students with valid I.D.
We live in an age of cinema where a movie's post-credits scene means more than the movie itself. The pH Comedy Theater's newest installment in their superhero satire series, Assemblers 3: Countdown to Assemblers 4!, features all new sketches that attacks superheroes, superhero movies and the people who love them. Love, death, sex, violence, codependency and devotion to hype are all part of this action-adventure-comedy spectacle. Assemblers 3 is intended for both comic geeks and people who have never read a comic in their life.
The ensemble for Assemblers 3 includes: Kayce Alltop, Austin Campion, Amy Couey, Drew Current, Nick De Fina, Colt Duba, Scott Hogan, Steve Hund, Garrett Kelly, Rasheeda Moore, Shane Wallace and Shanna Wallace.
Don't Pass Go!
Book & Lyrics by Jason Geis
Music by Brad Kemp
Directed by Jason Geis
August 30 to November 22
Opening: Saturday, September 6 at 9:30 p.m. (Previews Aug. 30) Run: Saturdays at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20; $15 students with valid I.D.
Inspired by the world's most popular board game, Don't Pass Go! introduces audiences to the world beyond what's on the surface.The exploring seven interconnected characters and where they are in life, aka the game board. Don't Pass Go! is comprised of four different musicals and the audience and cast won't know which musical they are doing until an audience member rolls the dice. One night audiences could see the poor side of the board, Baltic Avenue, and those sad purple locations; the next could be the fancy, high class Park Place and Boardwalk. It is all the same characters but different songs, dances and stories depending on the dice.
The ensemble for Don't Pass Go! includes: Gavin Donnellan, Jake Farrington, Jessica Herron, Lou Leonardo, Natalie Mueller, Tristan Tanner and newcomer Daniel Wright.
About pH Productions - The pH Comedy Theater, located at 1515 W. Berwyn, is the home of not-for-profit comedy arts organization, pH Productions. pH Productions has been putting up original comedic work since 2002. The name pH comes from the idea of group chemistry. In science, the pH scale is used to measure how acidic or basic a substance is which explains pH Productions perfectly as they have a wide range of performers and shows that all add up to one funny solution. pH Productions' productions are a fully participatory experience and the audience leaves most every show having contributed to its outcome. pH also strives to be an affordable alternative, with most ticket prices $15 or less. pH Productions is also the producer of the Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl, which began in 2008 and welcomes nearly 1000 zombies into the bars of Andersonville every spring.
pH Productions announces the start of their fall programming with the latest installment in their Assemblers series, Assemblers 3: Countdown to Assemblers 4!, and the Monopoly themed musical Don't Pass Go!, both playing at the pH Comedy Theater, 1515 W. Berwyn, Sept. 5 - Nov. 8. Tickets to both productions may be purchased at www.whatisph.com or in person at the box office. In addition to Assemblers 3: Countdown to Assembers 4! and Don't Pass Go, pH offers a full schedule of weekly productions, which can also be found at www.whatisph.com.
Pictured: Gavin Donnellan and Jake Farrington; (Front, L to R) Natalie Mueller, Lou Leonardo, Dan Wright, Tristan Tanner and Jess Herron. Photo by Jason Geis.