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60 Songs In 60 Minutes Provides Zany Alternative To Holiday Fare

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60 Songs In 60 Minutes Provides Zany Alternative To Holiday Fare Continuing their 30th Anniversary Season, The Neo-Futurists present 60 Songs in 60 Minutes for three performances only, December 13 to 15, 2018, at The Neo-Futurist Theater. In the quickest and craziest musical celebration of the season, a small ensemble of musicians and artists creates a collage of sound and noise, using anything they can find to write and perform 60 original songs in 60 minutes. The Neo-Futurists' latest experiment in new modes of extreme performance, 60 Songs in 60 Minutes is created by Neo-Futurist Ensemble Member Nick Hart and Andrew Tham, who also perform with the ensemble.

Tickets for 60 Songs in 60 Minutes at The Neo-Futurist Theater (5153 N. Ashland Avenue) are now on sale for $10- $15 online at www.neofuturists.org.

Performance Schedule

Press Opening: Thursday, December 13 at 8 p.m.

Regular Run: Dec. 13 through Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. daily

Nick Hart graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in theatre in 2010. He has been an ensemble member with The Neo-Futurists since 2014, where he has written and performed more than 150 short plays, and is currently a writer and performer in their signature late-night production The Infinite Wrench. Hart is also a proud member of Barrel of Monkeys and has regularly performed in their show That's Weird Grandma since 2011. He is creating and starring in his world premiere mainstage production Remember the Alamo at The Neo-Futurist Theater in March 2019.

Andrew Tham is a creator, performer and advocate of experimental music and theatre. He is a technician and collaborator with The Neo-Futurists, a co-founder of the record label Parlour Tapes+ and a member of the performance ensemble mocrep.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this season, The Neo-Futurist Theater is a collective of writer-director-performers who create theater that is a fusion of sport, poetry and living newspaper. The company has created more than 10,300 plays to date within its flagship late-night event (now known as The Infinite Wrench) and more than 65 full-length mainstage productions incorporating its signature non-illusory, interactive style of performance. From humble beginnings launching the first late-night theater production in Chicago, The Neo-Futurist Theater created what became the city's longest-running show and has grown to become one of the most highly regarded experimental theater companies in the United States, with sister companies in San Francisco and New York. For more information, visit www.neofuturists.org.

The Neo-Futurist Theater is partially supported by grants from Alphawood Foundation Chicago, Arts Work Fund, The Chicago Community Foundation, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council Agency, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, and The National Endowment for the Arts.


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