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HITCH*COCKTAILS to Celebrate Five Years at The Annoyance Theatre


Hitch*Cocktails - the improvised thriller (and drinking game) has been a Chicago comedy staple for 5 years, and in July the nefarious fellows are celebrating in style. Special performances will be hosted every Friday in July (July 7, 14, 21 and 28th), 2017 at The Annoyance Theatre and Bar, 851 W Belmont Ave., in Chicago. Doors open at 10:00 p.m., and the show begins shortly after.

Tickets for HITCH*COCKTAILS are $20 and can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 773-697-9693.

Audience members are encouraged to dress in the finest 1950s Hitchcock attire and enjoy a night of improvised murder and intrigue with special surprises each night including special guests from the Chicago improve community, live jazz music during intermission, a full band, and much more. The four special July performances will offer specialty cocktails, and shots served in commemorative Hitch*Cocktails shot glasses. Raffle tickets will also be sold, giving audience members the chance to win unique prizes.

Hitch*Cocktails is a staple of the mainstage at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar. The last three years they have headlined at the Ohio Unscripted Festival, was voted "Curator's Pick" for Genre at the Chicago Improv Festival in 2015, and in 2016 was named as the "Best Improv/Sketch Group in City" according to the Chicago Reader. They have also performed in Austin and St. Louis and taught workshops around the country on narrative genre improvisation.

It all begins with an audience suggestion of an unusual fear. Then sit at the edge of your seat as the nefarious and well-dressed improvisers create a full-length improvised thriller in the style of Alfred Hitchcock. There could be murder, car chases, gun play, exciting music and drinks...plenty of drinks. With a real wet bar on stage and a slew of rules, the audience is invited to partake with the actors as the tension mounts. By the end of the show, you might not be able to stand the suspense and the actors might not be able to stand at all.

HITCH*COCKTAILS features Cynthia Bangert, Peter Corey, Bri Fitzpatrick, Caleb George, Madelyn Murphy, Bruce Phillips, Jason Stockdale, and C.J. Tuor.



Date: Every Friday night (special performances in July)

Time: Doors open 10 p.m.

Location: The Annoyance Theatre and Bar, 851 W Belmont Ave., Chicago

Tickets: $20. Cash bar available. Advance tickets available at

Photo Credit: Anthony Yoon

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