Neo-Futurist Theater Presents TRUMP'S MUG: PORTRAITS OF THE PRESIDENT One Night Only
Continuing their 30th Anniversary Season, The Neo-Futurists get into the voting spirit with a one-night-only performance of Trump's Mug: Portraits of the President on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. At this evening of drinks, food, art and performance, writer-performers Hal Baum, Neil Bhandari, Kurt Chiang, Joanna Jamerson, Jasmine Henri Jordan and Lily Mooney read original essays portraying and satirizing the President's physical features, from complexion to hairdo. The company also reveals the works of four artists commissioned to make their own unique version of a "Presidential portrait" for Donald Trump - with audiences encouraged to vote for the final portrait Nov. 3 through Dec. 2, 2018 at The Neo-Futurist Theater.
The final portrait of the 45th President of the United States will live on in the one-of-a-kind "Hall of Presidents" at The Neo-Futurist Theater that includes, among other artworks, President Barack Obama in the likeness of a Wooly Willy the Magnetic Personality toy with magnetic hair strands. Finalists for the President Trump portrait are George Booker, Rachel Gonzalez, Madeline Horwath and Charlotte Long.
Tickets for Trump's Mug: Portraits of the President at The Neo-Futurist Theater (5153 N. Ashland Avenue) are now on sale for $15 online at www.neofuturists.org.
Audience members that bring their "I Voted" sticker or other proof of voting in the 2018 Midterms will receive $5 off tickets to The Neo-Futurists' ongoing performance The Infinite Wrench, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Offer valid now through Sunday, November 11.
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 asThe 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.