Tuesday, October 19, 2010

SEVEN SNAKES is Recommended Again and Again and Again

SEVEN SNAKES is recommended again and again and again. There are only a few performances left. November 6th is closing night. This show can not be held over.

What the press is saying...

TIMEOUT CHICAGO says Somewhat Recommended "this sci-fi spaghetti Western set in a postapocalyptic future is some of the finest genre theater you’ll find—funny, visually striking, unexpected. For such a small space, the Mammals’ Ravenswood loft features a deep and dynamic playing area that’s used superbly. The large cast is well suited to the style, particularly Erin Elizabeth Orr as the forlorn young lover known as the Girl and Matt Kahler as the Colonel, a sort of Donald Rumsfeld–meets–Foghorn Leghorn villain. Throw in live music, guns, gruesome facial disfigurements and just about the best-ever birds-and-bees speech, and you’ve got the fixins for fine Western freakout."

CHICAGOTHEATERBLOG.COM give 3 out of 4 Stars "The play achieves the surreal state of 60s Westerns, parodying and doing homage to them at the same time. The priceless comic timing of the Colonel, Radar (Ian Brown), Sgt. Ringo (Adam Dodds), Corporal Cheese Grits (Vincent Lacey), Private Toadsuck (Shane Michael Murphy) and Mr. Hey (Sean Ewert) make lines like, “So, what about that drifter’s penis?” and “That is the art of camouflage, girly” ring hysterically and resonantly funny."

CHICAGO TRIBUNE give 3.5 out of 4 Stars "Rip-roaring but quiet when it needs to be, this new play finds a way to repurpose all those cinematic conventions for the stage — the violence, the suspense, the unsettling eroticism and mesquite-flavored dialogue. Fisher and his company (The Mammals) have been steadily working in and around various film genres for a while, and you can't argue with the results — the company might be one of the more exciting theater companies to emerge on the fringe scene in recent years."

CHICAGO READER short listed and Highly Recommended says "full-throttle performances, live electric guitar music in the style of Ennio Morricone's Spaghetti Western soundtracks, and atmospheric visual and sound design mark this inventive, low-budget production as the work of artists with a distinctive, compelling, and decidedly freaky vision."

Closing Soon!!!!

Friday Oct 22nd
Saturday Oct 23rd
Friday Oct 29th
Saturday Oct 30th
Friday November 5th
Saturday November 6th

Cast: Fernando Albiar, Ian Brown, Adam Dodds, Sean Ewert , Roy Gonzalez, Don Hall, Jim Hicks, Warwick Johnson, Matt Kahler, Vincent Lacey, Bert Matias, Shane Michael Murphy, Miguel Nunez, Erin Orr, Riso Straley

Asst Director: Juan Castaneda
Set Designer: John Ross Wilson
Costume & Make Up Design: Heidi Jade Warriner
Music: David Lykins

All performances are at 8pm – BYOB

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613
Suggested donation $20.00.

Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

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