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Cast announced for The Artistic Home's ADA AND THE ENGINE Photo Cast announced for The Artistic Home's ADA AND THE ENGINE
by Julie Musbach - Apr 19, 2019

The Artistic Home Ensemble today announced the cast for its final production of the 2018-19 season - the Chicago premiere of Lauren Gunderson's ADA AND THE ENGINE, which was given its world premiere by Central Works Theater Company of Berkeley, California in 2015. ADA AND THE ENGINE is an historical drama about Ada, the daughter of the poet Lord Byron, and Ada's friend and soul-mate, Charles Babbage, inventor of the first mechanical computer.

The Artistic Home's REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT Extends Two Weeks Photo The Artistic Home's REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT Extends Two Weeks
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 14, 2019

The Artistic Home Presents REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT, Opens February 17 Photo The Artistic Home Presents REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT, Opens February 17
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 7, 2019

Rod Serling's REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT, a drama of a punch-drunk fighter long past his prime, was originally written as a play, but first became a landmark live television drama of the "golden age" starring Jack Palance. The Artistic Home production will open on February 17, 2019 following previews from February 13.

The Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre Company Presents New Immersive Zombie Musical YOU'VE G Photo The Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre Company Presents New Immersive Zombie Musical YOU'VE GOT RED ON YOU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

The creators of the award-winning Musical of the Living Dead (Best Musical Chicago Reader's Poll 2012), return to their zombie roots with this musical parody of the classic film Shaun of the Dead.

New Zombie Musical Opens Thursday at Chief O'Neill's Pub Photo New Zombie Musical Opens Thursday at Chief O'Neill's Pub
by Julie Musbach - Oct 9, 2018

The creators of the award-winning Musical of the Living Dead (Best Musical Chicago Reader's Poll 2012), return to their zombie roots with this unauthorized musical parody of the classic film Shaun of the Dead.

The Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre Company Presents New Immersive Zombie Musical YOU'VE G Photo The Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre Company Presents New Immersive Zombie Musical YOU'VE GOT RED ON YOU
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2018

The creators of the award-winning Musical of the Living Dead (Best Musical Chicago Reader's Poll 2012), return to their zombie roots with this musical parody of the classic film Shaun of the Dead.

Photo Flash: The Artistic Home presents WEDDING BAND Photo Photo Flash: The Artistic Home presents WEDDING BAND
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 31, 2017

The Artistic Home will open its 2017-18 season with a lesser known, but wholly timely piece: WEDDING BAND: A LOVE/HATE STORY IN BLACK AND WHITE, by eminent African-American playwright and author Alice Childress. It opened to the press on Sunday, October 29 and will run through December 17, 2017. Last seen in Chicago in 2003 in a co-production between Steppenwolf and Congo Square Theatre, its first-ever showing here thirty years prior was but one stop in this play's march toward due recognition.

Cast Announced for 'WEDDING BAND' at The Artistic Home Photo Cast Announced for 'WEDDING BAND' at The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

The Artistic Home will open its 2017-18 season with a lesser known, but wholly timely piece: WEDDING BAND: A LOVE/HATE STORY IN BLACK AND WHITE, by eminent African-American playwright and author Alice Childress. It will open to the press Sunday, October 29 at 7:00 pm, following previews from October 25 - 28.

Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions Hit Parody LADY X: THE MUSICAL Extends
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 18, 2017

Due to popular demand, Hell in a Handbag Productions hit world premiere LADY X: THE MUSICAL, will add two additional performances on Friday, June 16 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, June 17 at 7:30 pm at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Tickets for all performances are currently available at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006. 

BWW Review: A Must-See LADY X: THE MUSICAL
by Misha Davenport - May 1, 2017

BWW Review: A Must-See LADY X: THE MUSICAL

Photo Flash: First Look at Hell in a Handbag's LADY X: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions opens its 15th season with the world premiere of LADY X: THE MUSICAL, a shocking expose ripped from the headlines of yesteryear, playing now through June 8, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago. The press opening is this Friday, April 28, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents LADY X ‚Ä" A MUSICAL
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 22, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to open its 15th season with the world premiere of LADY X - A MUSICAL, a shocking expose ripped from the headlines of yesteryear, playing from April 21 - June 10, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Single tickets and season subscriptions are currently available at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006.

Hell in a Handbag's SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM! to Run 9/24-10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

 Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to continue its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM! a horror trilogy by David Cerda inspired by Creepshow, Night Gallery and Tales From the Crypt, directed by Shade Murray and Wm. Bullion. SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM! will play September 24 - October 31, 2015 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are currently on sale at www.handbagproductions.org. The press opening is Sunday, Sept. 27 at 7 pm.

BWW Review: SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM!
by Misha Davenport - Oct 2, 2015

David Cerda, the crown prince of Chicago Camp, is back and in top form with his latest queer take on horror anthologies, SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM! Cerda, the artistic director of Hell in a Handbag Productions, wrote the show and also stars in one of the trilogy of stories. It runs through Oct. 31 at Mary's Attic (5400 N. Clark).

Hell in a Handbag's SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM! to Run 9/24-10/31
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

 Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to continue its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM! a horror trilogy by David Cerda inspired by Creepshow, Night Gallery and Tales From the Crypt, directed by Shade Murray and Wm. Bullion. SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM! will play September 24 - October 31, 2015 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are currently on sale at www.handbagproductions.org. The press opening is Sunday, Sept. 27 at 7 pm.

Hell in a Handbag's SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM! Begins 9/24 at Mary's Attic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to continue its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM!, a horror trilogy by David Cerda inspired by classics like Creepshow, Night Gallery and Tales From the Crypt, directed by Wm. Bullion. SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM! will play September 24 - October 31, 2015 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are currently on sale at www.handbagproductions.org. The press opening is Sunday, Sept. 27 at 7 pm.

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Hell in a Handbag's SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM! World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

Hell in a Handbag Productions continues its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM!, a horror trilogy by David Cerda inspired by classics like Creepshow, Night Gallery and Tales From the Crypt, directed by Wm. Bullion. SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM! will play September 24 - October 31, 2015 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. The press opening is Sunday, September 27 at 7 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Hell in a Handbag's SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM! Begins 9/24 at Mary's Attic
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 24, 2015

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to continue its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM!, a horror trilogy by David Cerda inspired by classics like Creepshow, Night Gallery and Tales From the Crypt, directed by Wm. Bullion. SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM! will play September 24 - October 31, 2015 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are currently on sale at www.handbagproductions.org. The press opening is Sunday, Sept. 27 at 7 pm.

Hell in a Handbag's SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM! to Run 9/24-10/31
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 8, 2015

 Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to continue its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM! a horror trilogy by David Cerda inspired by Creepshow, Night Gallery and Tales From the Crypt, directed by Shade Murray and Wm. Bullion. SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM! will play September 24 - October 31, 2015 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are currently on sale at www.handbagproductions.org. The press opening is Sunday, Sept. 27 at 7 pm.

Factory Theater to Present HEY! DANCIN'! HEY! MUSICAL!, 4/25-5/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Factory Theater presents Hey! Dancin'! Hey! Musical!, written by Kirk Pynchon and Mike Beyer*, with music/lyrics by Laura McKenzie* (with additional lyrics by Kirk Pynchon). Directed by Matthew Gunnels and choreographed by Brigitte Ditmars, the show opens Friday, April 25 8pm and continues through May 31, 2014.

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