The Hypocrites' BURNING BLUEBEARD Begins 11/19
The Hypocrites are thrilled to continue their 2015-16 season with return of The Ruffians' critically acclaimed holiday hit, BURNING BLUEBEARD by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays and featuring last season's full cast. This fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire has been an annual Chicago holiday favorite for two years running. BURNING BLUEBEARD will play November 19, 2015 - January 10, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently on sale at www.the-hypocrites.com. The press opening is Sunday, November 22 at 7 pm.
Inspired by the true story of Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre Fire, BURNING BLUEBEARD is the story of six singed clown performers who emerge from the burnt remains of history attempting to perform their spectacular Christmas Pantomime once and for all. But this time, they hope to finally reach the true happy ending of their second act and avoid the fateful fire that killed 600 of its audience members. BURNING BLUEBEARD is a whimsical romp with a sensitive heart, a joyful eulogy with a sharp irreverent wit including music, clowning, tumbling, acrobatics and dance. Each performance is a vaudevillian delight with a story that excavates the poetic and poignant remains of a piece of Chicago's rich history.
The production will include two performances on the 112th anniversary of the actual Iroquois Theatre fire: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 3 pm and 8 pm.
The production team for BURNING BLUEBEARD includes: Lizzie Bracken (scenic design), Jessica Kuehnau Wardell (costume design), Mike Tutaj (sound design), Maggie Fullilove-Nugent (lighting design) Krista Mickelson (production manager) and Justine Palmisano (stage manager).