One Night Only Burlesque Fundraiser PIPPI'S LOST STOCKINGS Plays Mary's Attic Tonight

Akvavit Theatre is pleased to announce the return of Pippi's Lost Stockings: a Skirt/Fund Raiser, to be performed for one night only tonight, August 22 at 7PM, at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark in Chicago.

Pippi's Lost Stockings is a burlesque parody of the beloved Swedish children's classic, Pippi Longstocking:

Pippi's all grown up but she still loves getting into mischief with her friends Annika and Tommy, her monkey Mr. Nilsson, and her horse, Horse. She still HATES going to school! And now the poor dear has lost her stockings...

This grownups-only piece is conceived and directed by Chicago burlesque stalwart Rose Freeman and Akvavit Theatre company member Wm. Bullion. The cast features some of Chicago's finest burlesque performers, including Siren Jinx, Po' Chop, Mia D. Vine and Right This Way Robbie.

"Last year's performance was a huge success-the biggest crowd in attendance for a single Akvavit Theatre performance in our entire history!" Pippi co-creator and director Wm. Bullion says, "People reacted overwhelmingly positively toward the story, the humor, the talent and the overall celebratory atmosphere of the event. Also, it might have been the first time a Chicago burlesque performer played a monkey in a diaper."

Admission is a $30 donation, and raffle tickets are $5 each, or 5 tickets for $20. Raffle prizes include theater tickets, dinners for two, bottles of Chicago-made Aquavit and more, all in support of Akvavit Theatre's 2014-15 season.

For more information or to purchase tickets, email or visit

The U.S. premiere of The Frozen on the Square (1982) by Lucas Svensson is a world- premiere translation by Akvavit's Producing Artistic Director Chad Eric Bergman, and will be directed by company member Breahan Eve Pautsch (dir.: Autumn Dream). The show will open October 9 and will run through November 9 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.

The U.S. premiere of Blue Planet, by Andri Snær Magnason (based on his own award- winning children's book The Story of the Blue Planet) will be directed by Akvavit company member Wm. Bullion (dir.: A Summer's Day), and will open February 13, 2015 and run through March 15 at the DCASE Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph in Chicago.

Akvavit's Nordic Spirit Festival, highlighting staged readings of one contemporary play from each of the five Nordic countries, as well as work from the Sami culture (indigenous peoples of far northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia's Kola Peninsula), will return December 12-14 2014 The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.

Akvavit Theatre is a new voice in the Chicago theatre scene. Taking as our inspiration the striking landscapes of the five Nordic countries-harnessing the force of the glacier, in its powerful seeming stillness, the volcano, in its sudden white-hot eruption, and the arctic silence in between-we strive to find the universal through the voices of the Nordic world. This is our contribution to the American mosaic. And like our namesake drink, Akvavit brings a "strong spirit" to the plays, workshops and events that we produce. Skål, Skál, Kippis! For more information, please visit

For more information or press inquiries, please contact Melissa Tropp at Curious Relations: or 312-316-1736.

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