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Mercury Theater Announces BUNNY, BUNNY, a Loving Tribute to Gilda Radner

Mercury Theater Announces BUNNY, BUNNY, a Loving Tribute to Gilda RadnerMercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue - is pleased to announce BUNNY, BUNNY: Gilda Radner A SORT OF LOVE STORY, directed by Warner Crocker, running from February 9th through April 1, 2018. Press opening is Saturday, February 10th at 8:00pm. A funny, tender, and touching play, based on the book of the same name, former Saturday Night Live writer Alan Zweibel recalls his eccentric kinship spanning 14 years with beloved SNL actress Gilda Radner.

??Gilda Radner was one of the great comic geniuses of the 20th century. Her life-long friend and comedy writer Alan Zweibel has written this loving tribute to Gilda. BUNNY BUNNY is based on their curious bond, a relationship that was always emotional but never physical. Comic and heartbreaking, this play follows these two overgrown kids as they ride bumper-car lives right up to Radner's death from ovarian cancer. Their loyalty and love glows through every scene.

Gilda showed the nation that we should all live life to its fullest, that a sense of humor is key to survival and really does make the world brighter. She left a legacy of courage and comedy. In her honor, Gene Wilder established the first Gilda's Club in New York, a free counseling center for cancer patients and their families. A portion of the proceeds of this production of BUNNY BUNNY will be donated to Gilda's Club to help continue her important legacy.

The beautifully renovated Mercury Theater Chicago is an intimate jewel box of a theater in the heart of the Southport Corridor, a sophisticated neighborhood of restaurants and boutiques just steps from Wrigley Field. A delightful theater destination, Mercury Theater Chicago takes care of its guests from the moment they arrive with valet service and dining at its adjoining restaurant, Grassroots.

The performance schedule for BUNNY BUNNY is Wednesdays at 8pm, Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm and Sundays at 3pm.

Individual tickets range from $30-$55, and are available online at, over the phone at 773.325.1700, or in person at 3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago.

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