Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Waiting For Godot extended thru Feb 9th

REMAINING PERFORMANCE NIGHTS INCLUDING EXTENDED DATES–

Fri Feb 1st
Sat Feb 2nd
Fri Feb 8th
Sat Feb 9th

All shows start at 8pm - $22.00 - goto godot.brownpapertickets.com for tickets

Check out the reviews!!!

From ChicagoStageStyle
I’ve always felt that the play was better read than watched...until now. I have been waiting for this Godot...Played brilliantly by Justin Warren and Sean Ewert, the affection and fraternity their characters feel for each other is skillfully displayed. The dialogue snaps along effortlessly, and their conveyance of feelings of the moment is delightfully presented... 3 and half out of four stars! 
- Bill Barry Jr. 
From Chicagotheaterbeat
The Chicago Mammals cast does a truly wonderful job. Despite the production’s length, the show maintains its gripping energy throughout. Justin Warren as Gogo and Sean Ewert as Didi are fantastic. They complement each other perfectly...Ultimately, this production of Waiting for Godot succeeds in staying true to Beckett’s honest but dark vision but also makes it accessible. If you feel a need to ponder the absurdity of our existence, while at the same time witnessing some stellar performances, then this production comes highly recommended 
- Anuja Vaidya
From The Fourth Walsh
Under Director Bob Fisher’s tight reins, the cast pulls us into their waiting room. Justin Warren (Gogo) and Sean Ewert (Didi) keep the mundane banter crisp and playful... Ewert plays straight man to Warren’s antics. Ewert has moments of sincere aggravation while Warren delivers his lines with organic cadence and a mischievous twinkle. The funky, yet endearing, relationship between Warren and Ewert anchor the show. 
- Katy Walsh

The Chicago Mammals are proud to extend our run of

WAITING FOR GODOT By Samuel Beckett
Starring Sean Ewert* as VLADIMIR, Justin Warren as ESTRAGON, Gabe Garza* as POZZO, Vincent Lacey* as LUCKY, Bert Matias as THE BOY

Directed by Bob Fisher*
Assistant Directed by Erin Orr*
Set Design by John Ross Wilson*
Costumes by Kate Jacobsen
Lights by Mike Smith

* Denotes Chicago Mammals Company Member
REMAINING PERFORMANCE NIGHTS INCLUDING EXTENDED DATES–
Fri Feb 1st
Sat Feb 2nd
Fri Feb 8th
Sat Feb 9th

All shows start at 8pm - $22.00 - goto godot.brownpapertickets.com for tickets
Where -
Zoo Studios
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60613

For more info email us at themammals@gmail.com or call us at 866-593-4614 or goto www.chicagomammals.com

The Chicago Mammals explore performance works embracing themes of history, mythology, and destiny using the genres of science fiction, horror, and phantasmagoria

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Happy Halloween!





Liz Chase in ALL GIRL FRANKENSTEIN

It is Halloween. A time of year when our fans naturally think about haunted houses and the Chicago Mammals. DON'T GIVE THAT BEAST A NAME is a great autumn show with a  lot of heart and a ton of scares as well! Come check us out before we close! There are only 4 shows left. This is without a doubt one of the best shows the Chicago Mammals have produced! We're proud of it. We want to share it with you all!


And don't forget that this time next year we will be bringing you ALL GIRL FRANKENSTEIN! We can't wait! Right now we have an indiegogo campaign to get ALL GIRL FRANKENSTEIN underway and if you donate at any level before the week is out, we'll give you the perks you earn plus a free admission for one this weekend for DON'T GIVE THAT BEAST A NAME!








Click here to give. When you do, the Mammals get a notice, we'll put you on the list for either Friday the 26th or Saturday the 27th! You let us know! Thanks again Chicago for helping the Mammals bring you EPIC STORIES IN INTIMATE SPACES!



The Chicago Mammals are proud to present




DON'T GIVE THAT BEAST A NAME



written by Randall Colburn and Bob Fisher



HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by CHICAGO TRIBUNE, CHICAGO READER, CHICAGOTHEATERBEAT.COM, FLAVORPILLand AWG!

DON'T GIVE THAT BEAST A NAME is the story of newlyweds FRANK and MARIE, a couple of country western one hit wonders whose fortunes take a dark turn when they get involved in a snake handling church. A southern gothic tale inspired by George Buchner's Woyzeck, Shaped Note Hymnals, Classic Country and Murder Ballads.


Starring Gabe Garza* as FRANK and Erin Orr* as MARIE

Also Starring
Jamie Bragg, Liz Chase*, Sean Ewert*, David Fehr, Sarah Koerner*, Elise Mayfield, AJ Miller, Erin Myers, Anthony Stamilio, Gene Van Dyke, Nicolle Van Dyke

* Denotes Chicago Mammals Company Member

Performance Nights -

Friday and Saturday 10/26 & 10/27
Friday and Saturday 11/2 & 11/3

All shows start at 8pm

$20.00 goto beast.brownpapertickets.com

Where -
Zoo Studios
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60613


The Chicago Mammals explore performance works embracing themes of history, mythology, and destiny using the genres of science fiction, horror, and phantasmagoria

Monday, October 08, 2012

Auditions!

The Chicago Mammals are holding non-equity general auditions seeking men and women of all ages to participate in our upcoming workshops and productions in 2013. Auditions will be on Sunday October 28th and Monday October 29th. To reserve an audition spot, please contact us at themammals@gmail.com.


The following projects are just some of the artistic endeavors we are currently seeking collaborators for

POST APOCALYPTIC PUSSY RIOT PROJECT
(open workshop Jan 2013)

It couldn't happen here. Tell that to Jello Biafra, Jim Morrison, and John Lennon. All governments and corporations at one time or another attempt to regulate free speech, either through overt physical oppression, or more secretly through the misuse of copyright infringement to silence dissent, etc. Inspired by the recent incidents involving the infamous Russian Punk Band, The Mammals will be exploring stories that highlight the way in which governments and corporations impinge upon our ability to express ourselves even within the most 'enlightened' democracies.


FEDERICO FELLINI PRESENTS THE OLD TESTAMENT
(open workshop Feb 2013)

An unnamed benefactor has given a huge endowment to a major motion picture studio to hire the "Maestro" to create a opulent and phantasmagoric old testament spectacular. The film is doomed to be an incomplete work. Still, we watch the amazing Federico Fellini as he attempts to use pure creative indulgence in his attempt to understand our place in the universe, our fascinations with sex and how it is all wrapped up in our religious traditions. This episodic piece with be written in collaboration with a pantheon of talented Chicago Playwrights who will be announced soon.


ALL GIRL FRANKENSTEIN
Adapted and Directed by Bob Fisher
(workshop in spring 2013 / full production opens in Sept 2013)

The Mammals present the second part in their ALL GIRL triptych, ALL GIRL FRANKENSTEIN. Having recently produced ALL GIRL MOBY DICK to standing room only, our company is excited about this new adaptation of Mary Shelley's Classic with an ensemble cast entirely of amazing Chicago actresses.

Friday, October 05, 2012

This Weekend Only Online Promo Code "HR" to celebrate the positive press for DON'T GIVE THAT BEAST A NAME!!!





A.J. Miller as Dusty Daniels

(and yes he is wearing the chicken hood...CA CAW!)


The Chicago Mammals are proud to present

DON'T GIVE THAT BEAST A NAME

written by Randall Colburn and Bob Fisher

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by CHICAGO TRIBUNE, CHICAGO READER, CHICAGOTHEATERBEAT.COM, FLAVORPILL, and AWG!

DON'T GIVE THAT BEAST A NAME is the story of newlyweds FRANK and MARIE, a couple of country western one hit wonders whose fortunes take a dark turn when they get involved in a snake handling church. A southern gothic tale inspired by George Buchner's Woyzeck, Shaped Note Hymnals, Classic Country and Murder Ballads.


Starring Gabe Garza* as FRANK and Erin Orr* as MARIE

Also Starring
Jamie Bragg, Liz Chase*, Sean Ewert*, David Fehr, Sarah Koerner*, Elise Mayfield, AJ Miller, Erin Myers, Anthony Stamilio, Gene Van Dyke, Nicolle Van Dyke

* Denotes Chicago Mammals Company Member

Performance Nights -

Saturday 10/6
Saturday 10/13
Friday and Saturday 10/19 & 10/20
Friday and Saturday 10/26 & 10/27
Friday and Saturday 11/2 & 11/3

All shows start at 8pm

$20.00 goto beast.brownpapertickets.com

Where -
Zoo Studios
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60613


The Chicago Mammals explore performance works embracing themes of history, mythology, and destiny using the genres of science fiction, horror, and phantasmagoria

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

We are moving to a new blog soon!

Don't forget that the Mammals are moving our blog to chicagomammals.blogspot.com

Promo Code for 5 bucks off this week's DON'T GIVE THAT BEAST A NAME


This week only, type in the promo code "HR" for HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as we gratefully celebrate our many positive reviews! Thank you Chicago!

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Another Highly Recommended Review from the READER for DON'T GIVE THAT BEAST A NAME

As Frank, Gabe Garza paws at the heartstrings with a puppylike ardor that's hard to reject
- Chicago Reader HIGHLY RECOMMENDED REVIEW of
DON'T GIVE THAT BEAST A NAME

The Chicago Mammals are proud to present

DON'T GIVE THAT BEAST A NAME

written by Randall Colburn and Bob Fisher


HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by CHICAGO READER, CHICAGOTHEATERBEAT.COM, FLAVORPILL, 
and many more!

DON'T GIVE THAT BEAST A NAME is the story of newlyweds FRANK and MARIE, a couple of country western one hit wonders whose fortunes take a dark turn when they get involved in a snake handling church. A southern gothic tale inspired by George Buchner's Woyzeck, Shaped Note Hymnals, Classic Country and Murder Ballads.

Starring Gabe Garza* as FRANK and Erin Orr* as MARIE

Also Starring Jamie Bragg, Liz Chase*, Sean Ewert*, David Fehr, Sarah Koerner*, Elise Mayfield, AJ Miller, Erin Myers, Anthony Stamilio, Gene Van Dyke, Nicolle Van Dyke

* Denotes Chicago Mammals Company Member

Performance Nights -

Saturday 9/29
Saturday 10/6
Saturday 10/13
Friday and Saturday 10/19 & 10/20
Friday and Saturday 10/26 & 10/27
Friday and Saturday 11/2 & 11/3

All shows start at 8pm

$20.00 goto brownpapertickets.com

Where -
Zoo Studios
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60613


The Chicago Mammals explore performance works embracing themes of history, mythology, and destiny using the genres of science fiction, horror, and phantasmagoria

Monday, October 01, 2012

Anthony Stamilio in DON'T GIVE THAT BEAST A NAME

Anthony Stamilio as Pastor Drumm in DON'T GIVE THAT BEAST A NAME
(click on image to enlarge)
The Chicago Mammals are proud to present

DON'T GIVE THAT BEAST A NAME

written by Randall Colburn and Bob Fisher


HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by CHICAGO READER, CHICAGOTHEATERBEAT.COM, FLAVORPILL, 
and many more!

DON'T GIVE THAT BEAST A NAME is the story of newlyweds FRANK and MARIE, a couple of country western one hit wonders whose fortunes take a dark turn when they get involved in a snake handling church. A southern gothic tale inspired by George Buchner's Woyzeck, Shaped Note Hymnals, Classic Country and Murder Ballads.

Starring Gabe Garza* as FRANK and Erin Orr* as MARIE

Also Starring Jamie Bragg, Liz Chase*, Sean Ewert*, David Fehr, Sarah Koerner*, Elise Mayfield, AJ Miller, Erin Myers, Anthony Stamilio, Gene Van Dyke, Nicolle Van Dyke

* Denotes Chicago Mammals Company Member

Performance Nights -

Saturday 9/29
Saturday 10/6
Saturday 10/13
Friday and Saturday 10/19 & 10/20
Friday and Saturday 10/26 & 10/27
Friday and Saturday 11/2 & 11/3

All shows start at 8pm

$20.00 goto brownpapertickets.com

Where -
Zoo Studios
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60613


The Chicago Mammals explore performance works embracing themes of history, mythology, and destiny using the genres of science fiction, horror, and phantasmagoria