Abbie Hoffman Died For Our Sins XXIII Opens At Angel Island

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. has been wrapping up its last 22 seasons by inviting any and all theater groups and performing individuals into its performance space at Angel Island, 735 W. Sheridan to celebrate the anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair of 1969. Abbie Hoffman Died For Our Sins was inspired by the need to do something to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Woodstock . Now it is the 42nd Anniversary and there is an even louder outcry for celebration. This is the 23rd annual Abbie Hoffman Died For Our Sins. We have strived to recreate the spirit of Woodstock over the years by bringing some 40-50 different theater groups and performing individuals together for 3 days of non-stop theatrical entertainment and nothing but theatrical entertainment. This year we are ending our 25th season with the festival happening on August 19, 20 & 21. Tickets for the event are $10 for a day pass (come and go all day just make sure you've got your pass), or $25 for a weekend pass (same as day pass only it applies toward the whole weekend). A free vintage Abbie Hoffman T-shirt will be given with all $25 weekend passes.

This year's event involves many of the mainstays of past festivals with many New Groups and individuals. The festivities begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 19 when we all gather at the Daley Center and at 3 p.m. embark on a peaceful march back to Angel Island, home of Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. for the opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. with Richard Cotovsky's portrayal of Abbie Hoffman to bless a non-stop weekend focused on exchanging ideas and resources between theaters, individuals, and audience members and of course watching and performing spiritually uplifting, quality, and kick-ass theater ending literally sometime in the wee hours of Monday, August 22nd.

Some of the highlights of this years festival include:

Abraham Werewolf, American Agency, A Red Orchid Theatre, Birdlace, Black Forest, Broad Shoulders Productions, Bruised Orange Theatre Co., Clock Productions, Cold Basement Dramatics, The Continuation Project, Dandelion Arts, Daniel Guidara, Death Party, Democracy Burlesque, Dillettante Chowder, Dramageddon, Esistential Crisis, The Factory Theater, Famous In The Future, Gay Shark Theater, Giggling Pyramid Theatre, The Harlotry & Necromancy Appreciation Society, The Inconvenience, Johann Theatreson, Kayla Mae, Les Coccinelles, Lights Out Theatre Co., L'il Howlin' Wolf, Lola Bolatro, Ludamus, MadLab, Marissa Lessman, Nothing Special Productions, Nothing Without A Company, Peppercorn Productions, The Power, Revolution Theatre Co., Roshambo Theatre, Rush Pearson, Salt Nails/Poor Ethics, Sam Houston Theatre Collective, Steep Theatre Co., Tarleton/Dawn Productions, Tempting Fates, Theatre O Th ABSURD Company, Tiger Lips and Rice4Dayz, Trained Monkeys Productions, Ugly Baby Production, and of course the hosts of the event Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. bringing it's productions of Rover From Dover, Bitch With Rich, Gas Mask 101 and Wild Dogs.

The schedule of events at this point is listed below. The schedule is still in flux and is subject to change.

For Reservations and Information Call (773) 871-0442or Go to www.maryarrchie.com

ABBIE HOFFMAN DIED FOR OUR SINS XXIII
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Friday, August 19, 2011

2:00 p.m. Gather at Daley Plaza
3:00 p.m. March towards Angel Island 735 W. Sheridan Rd.
7:00 p.m. Opening ceremonies featuring Richard Cotovsky as Abbie Hoffman
7:15 p.m. The Rocking Horse Winner by Gay Shark Ensemble-Gay Shark Ensemble
7:30 p.m. Kevorkian Love Affair With The Infinite by Nick Hart-Sam Houston Theatre Collective
8:00 p.m. Diary of a Madman by -Rush Pearson
9:00 p.m. Buckminster Fuller Has A Gun! by Nick Hart-Giggling Pyramid Theatre
9:30 p.m. MooseHumps 2.0-A Choose Your Own Adventure Halloween Play by R. Alex Kliner and Bobby Libby-Lights Out Theatre Company
10:05 p.M. Little Ivory Fingers by Sid Branca-Salt Nails/Poor Epics
10:30 p.m. The Factory Presents-The Factory Theater
11:10 p.m. Gas Mask 101 by Arlene Cook-Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.
12:00 p.m. Step Aside by Broad Shoulders Productions-Broad Shoulders Productions
1:00 a.m. The Art Of Dining Alone by Maggie O'Keefe-Tiger Lips and Rice4Dayz
1:15 a.m. Fake It! The Chicago Theatre Game Show by Roshambo Theatre-Roshambo Theatre
2:10 a.m. Wild Dogs by Matt Borczon-Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.
2:40 a.m. Adventure Time With Finn and Jake by Pendelton Ward and Jake Penzell- Dramageddon
3:40 a.m.
4:00 a.m.
5:00 a.m. Shop Talk-A Red Orchid Theatre
6:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.

ABBIE HOFFMAN DIED FOR OUR SINS XXIII
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Saturday, August 20, 2011

9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. Tai Chi with Daniel Guidara-Daniel Guidara
11:00 a.m. American Society byAlexandra Bassett-American Society
11:40 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. Flagellating The Boss and Paperclips, Inc. by CrystAl Jackson and Nathalie Magri-Revolution Theatre Co.
2:00 p.m. Lack of Dis-illusion by Mitch Straeffer and Pepper Giese-Pepperkorn Productions
2:24 p.m.
2:30 p.m. Technicalities by Cassandra Rose-Cold Basement Dramatics
3:00 p.m. Dorkumentary by Tarleton/Dawn Production-Tarleton/Dawn Productions
3:15 p.m. The Room by Nick Cardiff-Nothing Special Productions
3:25 p.m.
3:30 p.m. Three Scary Tales by David Denman-Clock Productions
4:00 p.m. Wild Dogs by Matt Borczon-Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co
4:30 p.m. Did Jesus Laugh? by Camille Cadenhead-Diletttante Chowder
5:20 p.m. L'il Howlin' Wolf
5:25 p.m. Three Plays by Tron Von Trier-Johann Theatreson
6:15 p.m. Sea Change by Leana Savoie and Paul Scudder-The Continuation Project
6:45 p.m. Nobody Here But Us Chickens by Peter Barnes-Ludamus
7:15 p.m. TBA-Famous In The Future
8:00 p.m You Must Believe by Carla Hayden and James Moeller-Black Forest
8:45 p.m.I Am Saying This Right Now by The Plagiarists-The Plagiarists
9:15 p.m. Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson adapted by Fred Husar-Theatre O Th Absurd Company
9:30 p.m. Lifted: A Jewish Love Story by Marissa Lessman-Marissa Lessman
9:55 p.m. L'il Howlin Wolf
10:00 p.m. This Ad Is A Metaphor by Kayla Mae Anderson-Les coccinelles
10:20 p.m. Rompas and Attapas: A Buddy Cop Extravaganza by Juan Castaneda and Antonio Bruno-MadLab
10:50 The Best of Democracy Burlesque-Democracy Burlesque
11:20 p.m. Some Air a sneak peek-Nothing Without A Company
12:05 a.m.. The Decency by The Harlotry & Necromancy Appreciation Society
-The Harlotry & Necromancy Appreciation Society
12:15 a.m. The Inconvenience Presents: Cubismo by Jack Miggins-The Inconvenience
1:15 a.m. Not Art by Abraham Werewolf-Abraham Werewolf
1:55 a.m. The Room by Nick Cardiff-Nothing Special Productions
2:05 a.m.Existential Crisis-Existential Crises
3:05 a.m. Lola Balatro
4:05 a.m. Bitch With Rich-Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co
5:00 a.m. Shop Talk-A Red Orchid Theatre
6:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.

ABBIE HOFFMAN DIED FOR OUR SINS XXIII
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Sunday, August 21, 2011

9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. Wild Dogs by Matt Borczon-Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.
12:00 p.m. Readings from Run Run Run by Abbie Hoffman
12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. Sea Change by Leana Savoie and Paul Scudder-The Continuation Project
2:30 p.m.
2:45 p.m. Death Party by Max Lapine-Death Party
3:15 p.m. Some Air a sneak peek-Nothing Without A Company
4:00 p.m. L'il Howlin Wolf
4:35 p.m. Sadie's World by Sadie Pfkanchee-Ugly Baby Productions
5:05 p.m. For Love of Polly by Jessica Wright-Tempting Fates
6:00 p.m. Lack of Dis-illusion by Mitch Straeffer and Pepper Giese-Pepperkorn Productions
6:24 p.m. Tapping To WPA-Kayla Mae Anderson
6:31 p.m. L'il Howlin' Wolf
6:38 p.m. Of Mice-Kayla Mae Anderson
6:45 p.m. My Life With The Shawnee by Steve Evans-Trained Monkey Productions
7:17 p.m. American Society byAlexandra Bassett-American Society
8:00 p.m. Kathleen Turner's Ear by JoNathan Edwards-Steep Theatre
9:00 p.m. Lucky At Cards? by Brooke Johnson and Dina Klahn-Dandelion Arts
9:50 p.m. Rover From Dover by Joe Janes-Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.
10:10 p.m. Birdlace by Birdlace-Birdlace
10:30 p.m.Peter Pain and The Power by Joe Janes and The Power-The Power
10:55 p.m. Dorkumentary by Tarleton/Dawn Production-Tarleton/Dawn Productions
11:10 p.m. Gas Mask 101 by Arlene Cook-Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.
12:00 a.m. Closing Ceremonies featuring Richard Cotovsky as Abbie Hoffman


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