Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Come see the Mammals staged reading of Changelings by Reina Hardy


Changelings by Reina Hardy
The final play in this year's edition of the Chicago Mammals Mad Science Reading Series is Changelings by Reina Hardy. Fairies are real and living in Chicago, as the Wicked Child is snatching children and drawn to a particular family because of an ancient secret. What draws the Wicked Child to Megan Power and her family? And why is a young wizard their best hope? And what is going on in the University of Chicago's graduate program? Come see the staged reading of Reina Hardy's show, this Friday at 8pm at Zoo Studios. The reading is free and BYOB.

For more info click here

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Devils Don't Forget Digital Trading Card - Don Hall as Udo


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Don Hall revisits one of his favorite villainous roles as UDO in DEVILS DON'T FORGET opening in January!

written and directed by Bob Fisher

“It's like Dario Argento putting flowers on the grave of Raymond Chandler” - Nick Green w/The Reader HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

"effectively creates an unsettling, paranoid atmosphere, heightened by compelling performances full of weirdness" - Zac Thompson w/The Reader

"A nightmare underworld worthy of David Lynch" - Kerry Reid w/Chicago Tribune 3 out of 4 Stars

DEVILS DON'T FORGET – An amnesiac tries desperately to not remember his past, convinced that he was an accessory to some unspeakable evil. But his amnesia provides no refuge when devils he had hoped to forget return to collect their due. Inspired by 50’s hardboiled noir as well as classic Grand Guignol, DEVILS DON'T FORGET is an atmospheric descent into a metropolis populated with Femme Fatales, Punch Drunk Gangsters, and Shadowy Figures seemingly supernatural. It is the story of a man who tries to escape a demonic global conspiracy using self induced amnesia.

To find out more go to the Mammals blog at themammals.blogspot.com

Cast: Dennis Frymire, Sara Gorsky, Don Hall, Gabe Garza, Sarah Koerner, Annie Hogan, Erin Orr, and Justin Warren

Asst Director: Liz Chase

Costume Design: Ann Sonneville

Performance Dates are as follows

Saturday Jan 14th
Saturday Jan 21st
Saturday Jan 28th
Friday and Saturday Feb 3rd & 4th
Friday and Saturday Feb 10th and 11th
Friday and Saturday Feb 17th and 18th
Friday and Saturday Feb 24th and 25th
All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Zoo Studios
4001 N. Ravenswood Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614 - Suggested Donation - $20.00


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

Monday, December 12, 2011

Devils Don't Forget Digital Trading Card - Sara Gorsky as The Girl


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Sara Gorsky returns to the Zoo Studio in 
DEVILS DON'T FORGET opening January 14th 2012!!!!

written and directed by Bob Fisher

“It's like Dario Argento putting flowers on the grave of Raymond Chandler” - Nick Green w/The Reader HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

"effectively creates an unsettling, paranoid atmosphere, heightened by compelling performances full of weirdness" - Zac Thompson w/The Reader

"A nightmare underworld worthy of David Lynch" - Kerry Reid w/Chicago Tribune 3 out of 4 Stars


DEVILS DON'T FORGET – An amnesiac tries desperately to not remember his past, convinced that he was an accessory to some unspeakable evil. But his amnesia provides no refuge when devils he had hoped to forget return to collect their due. Inspired by 50’s hardboiled noir as well as classic Grand Guignol, DEVILS DON'T FORGET is an atmospheric descent into a metropolis populated with Femme Fatales, Punch Drunk Gangsters, and Shadowy Figures seemingly supernatural. It is the story of a man who tries to escape a demonic global conspiracy using self induced amnesia.

To find out more go to the Mammals blog at themammals.blogspot.com

Cast: Dennis Frymire, Sara Gorsky, Don Hall, Gabe Garza, Sarah Koerner, Annie Hogan, Erin Orr, and Justin Warren

Asst Director: Liz Chase
Costume Design: Ann Sonneville

Performance Dates are as follows
Saturday Jan 14th
Saturday Jan 21st
Saturday Jan 28th
Friday and Saturday Feb 3rd & 4th
Friday and Saturday Feb 10th and 11th
Friday and Saturday Feb 17th and 18th
Friday and Saturday Feb 24th and 25th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB
Zoo Studios
4001 N. Ravenswood Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614 - Suggested Donation - $20.00


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

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Pictures From The Archive


Company members Dennis Frymire and Liz Chase in
PUT MY ______ IN YOUR ______
Summer 2011


Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Chicago Mammals present DEVILS DON'T FORGET



The Mammals Theatre Company presents

DEVILS DON'T FORGET

written and directed by Bob Fisher

“It's like Dario Argento putting flowers on the grave of Raymond Chandler” - Nick Green w/The Reader HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

"effectively creates an unsettling, paranoid atmosphere, heightened by compelling performances full of weirdness" - Zac Thompson w/The Reader

"A nightmare underworld worthy of David Lynch" - Kerry Reid w/Chicago Tribune 3 out of 4 Stars


DEVILS DON'T FORGET – An amnesiac tries desperately to not remember his past, convinced that he was an accessory to some unspeakable evil. But his amnesia provides no refuge when devils he had hoped to forget return to collect their due. Inspired by 50’s hardboiled noir as well as classic Grand Guignol, DEVILS DON'T FORGET is an atmospheric descent into a metropolis populated with Femme Fatales, Punch Drunk Gangsters, and Shadowy Figures seemingly supernatural. It is the story of a man who tries to escape a demonic global conspiracy using self induced amnesia.

To find out more go to the Mammals blog at themammals.blogspot.com

Cast: Dennis Frymire, Sara Gorsky, Don Hall, Gabe Garza, Sarah Koerner, Annie Hogan, Erin Orr, and Justin Warren

Asst Director: Liz Chase
Costume Design: Ann Sonneville
Light Design: Claire Sangster

Performance Dates are as follows
Saturday Jan 14th
Saturday Jan 21st
Saturday Jan 28th
Friday and Saturday Feb 3rd & 4th
Friday and Saturday Feb 10th and 11th
Friday and Saturday Feb 17th and 18th
Friday and Saturday Feb 24th and 25th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB
Zoo Studios
4001 N. Ravenswood Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614 - Suggested Donation - $20.00


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

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Chicago Mammals Mad Science Experiments Reading Series - The Empty Grave by Warwick Johnson



The Empty Grave by Warwick Johnson



Staged Reading Friday at 8pm at Zoo Studios


The second play in the Chicago Mammals Mad Science Experiments Reading Series is The Empty Grave. Written by Chicago Mammals company member Warwick Johnson, it is a Western set in the late 1800's, in what will become New Mexico. Annabelle Cutter was the most feared bounty hunter in the West until she and her brother were killed by Rochester, an outlaw from Haven Springs. But Annabelle has crawled out of her grave, and nothing will stop her from getting vengeance.


Featuring: Erin Orr, Sara Gorsky, Ted Evans, Gabe Garza, Stacie Hauenstein, Sarah Koerner, Andrew Dennison, Cat Hermes, David Cady Jr, Tony Rossi, and Cynthia Johnson.


The reading is on Friday, November 11th at 8pm at Zoo Studios (4001 N. Ravenswood). It is free, and BYOB.



We would love to see you come out for this show and tell us what you think!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Archives - From DEVILS DONT FORGET (PART ONE OF THE NOIR TRIPTYCH)


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Don Hall as Udo in DEVILS DON'T FORGET back in Spring 2009. Get ready to check it out again. DEVILS DON'T FORGET returns in January 2012!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Archive - From SEVEN SNAKES


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Roy Gonzalez and Jim Hicks in SEVEN SNAKES from Oct 2010!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Archives - from BREED WITH ME (PART TWO OF THE NOIR TRIPTYCH)



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Back in early 2010, Dennis Frymire casts a big dark shadow as the FBI GHOST in BREED WITH ME!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Just a few spots left for Auditions this weekend!




Women! We want you to come audition for ALL GIRL MOBY DICK! All women! All ages! All types! This story has a diverse cast of characters, and we would love to meet a diverse pool of actresses. So, spread the word!!!


There are a few spots left for the Sunday October 30th!


This production is going to be a lot of fun and a singular sort of experience! This is the most ambitious endeavor we have ever undergone. So, if you are sitting on the fence about whether or not to audition...don't hesitate. Email us make an appointment to come on in and meet us!


Questions? Tempted? Come On email us themammals@gmail.com

Archive - from THE DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL


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Gabe Garza as Hyde and Justin Warren as Utterson in THE DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL from Spring 2011!

Monday, October 24, 2011

ALL GIRL MOBY DICK - Auditions!

There are still a few spots left for ALL GIRL MOBY DICK auditions!

You can find out everything at http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=211461648923073

But here's the skinny

The Chicago Mammals are holding Non-equity Auditions for ALL GIRL MOBY DICK on October 30th. We are looking for women of all ages and ethnicity. Actresses should prepare two monologues one classic/Shakespearean and one contemporary. Both monologues should be male monologues (please no exceptions). If you have any questions or would like to set up an audition time on the 30th please email us at themammals@gmail.com. Please share with any actresses you know or theatre artists in general who might know actresses with interest in this project!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thanks Again Ladies!




The Mammals wish to extend special thanks to all the ladies who endeavoured during our recent ALL GIRL MOBY DICK workshop! We are holding auditions on October 30th for the full production this upcoming spring! To set up a time slot please email us your headshot and resume to themammals at gmail dot com!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Those Little Tiny Bells on the God Damn Door!

Thank you to everyone who came out to listen to the Workshop reading of ALL GIRL MOBY DICK this past Sunday. We have another reading happening this Saturday, Those Little Tiny Bells on the G--d--n Door.

Come check it out! Here's the info

The Chicago Mammals welcome you to the first reading in our "Mad Science Series of Chilling New Works" - our series of staged readings of new works by Chicago Playwrights. The first reading is going to be "Those Little Tiny Bells on the Goddamn Door" by Clint Sheffer on October 22nd at 8pm. Admission is free, and the show is BYOB.

There will be a brief talk-back immediately following the reading.Equal parts "Evil Dead" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?", Those Tiny Bells revolves around Jacob and Gwen, as they retreat to a rustic cabin in the middle of nowhere to enjoy the holidays. But all is not what it seems with the two lovers, and sometimes being alone with the one you love isn't a good thing.

Featuring David Cady, Jr, Liz Chase, Nick Simon, and Sarah Koerner. Directed by Warwick Johnson.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thank You Chicago!!!!


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Chicago Mammals say thank you to everyone who came out to support PUT MY _____ IN YOUR _______ aka YOUR 15 MINUTES OF FINGER!!!

We had a ton of fun making this show and bringing it to you all!

Thank You Chicago!!!

Next up for us is a workshop for our next big show ALL GIRL MOBY DICK!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Meet the Crew - Dianna Driscoll




Dianna Driscoll (Stage Manager)



Dianna is originally from the Boston area. She is stoked to be returning to The Mammals where she previously Stage Managed The Dream Journal of Dr Jekyll. Other recent projects include Hideous Progeny with LiveWire Theatre Company (World Premiere), People We Know at The Side Project (World Premiere, Jeff Recommended), as well as the WNEP Theatre’s critically acclaimed The (Edward) Hopper Project. She has also worked professionally around town with Trap Door Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Blue Man Group and WBEZ: Chicago Public Radio, to name a few. Love to Sara.

PUT MY _____ IN YOUR ________

Last 2 shows!!!!

Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Meet the Crew - John Ross Wilson




John Wilson (Scenic Design and Technical Director) This is John's third show with the Mammals after scenic designing Seven Snakes and The Dream Journal of Dr Jekyll. He recently designed Milkmilklemonade (Pavement Group), Feet Of Clay (Last Match Theatre), and co-designed Sketchbook 11 with Sam Porretta. John's next projects are scenic designing Be a Good Little Widow (Collarboraction) the opera Aci, Galatea E Polifemo (Haymarket Opera Company) and writing an original show for the Mammals with Bob Fisher. Thanks goes out to Davonte, Mr. Fisher, this wonderful cast/crew and Miss Katy Collins.



PUT MY _____ IN YOUR ________

Last 2 shows!!!!

Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Meet the Cast - Dennis Frymire


Dennis is glad to be back with The Mammals after being away so long. He has been spotted in The Zoo making hot ghost love in "Breed With Me", and trying like hell not to remember in "Devils Don't Forget". Elsewhere, he is a company member at Hubris Productions and, most recently, understudied for "Fifty Words" at Profiles Theatre.


PUT MY _____ IN YOUR ________

Last 2 shows!!!!

Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Meet the Cast - Ted Evans


Ted Evans is a massage therapist, voiceover talent, playwright and webseries creator (FunemployedChicago.com). Ted has worked with 20 % Theatre, Actors Theatre Company, The Peninsula Players, Hell in a Handbag Productions, First Folio Theatre, New Leaf Theatre, Brain Surgeon Theatre, The Idea Place, TUTA, Factory Theatre, and Filament Theatre Ensemble.

Put My _____ In Your _______

Only 2 shows left!

Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Also there is an industry performance - Monday August 15th at 8:00 pm

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Meet the Cast - Ann Sonneville



Ann Sonneville is very excited to be working with The Mammals for the first time on this acid dream wonder of a show. She is the casting director and ensemble member of Bruised Orange Theater Company and co-creator/ensemble member of BOTC's long-running hit comedy show I Saw You. She was last seen onstage as the female half of a two-man albino freak show super team in Steppenwolf/NU's production of Venus. Love and thanks to Ma and Pa, The BOTC Fam, and Clint.

PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______

Only 2 shows left!!!

Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614


Monday, August 22, 2011

Meet the Cast - Stacie Hauenstein



Stacie is beyond excited to be doing her first show with The Mammals! Since coming to Chicago she has worked with companies such as the Right Brain Project, Point of Contention, Dream Theatre, Theatre-Hikes, Commedia Beauregard, The Inconvenience, and was part of the (a)Symmetry Cycle. In May of 2008, Stacie graduated from the 2-year conservatory program at Act One Studios, where she could be seen in productions such as American Devine, Laramie Project, and Cherrywood. She also has a BA in theatre from UW-Madison.

PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______

Only 2 shows left!!!

Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Friday, August 19, 2011

Meet the Cast - Erin Orr


ERIN ELIZABETH ORR is tickled to be a part of this production with a company that she is happy to call her artistic home! She has been lucky enough to work with such wonderful Chicago companies as The Nine, Right Brain Project, The Factory, Speaking Ring Theater, WNEP Theater, InFusion Theater, Per Diem, Point of Contention Theater, Silent Theater, Bootstraps Comedy Theater, Joe Janes' 50 PLAYS PROJECT and 365 SKETCHES, and BendsInister Theater. She also had the magical opportunity to play with Don Hall and Joe Janes in Sketchfest 2011! Originally from Texas, she spent time as an acting intern at Milwaukee Repertory Theater before making her move to the Windy City. She can be seen next (along with her banjo) in The Mammals' ALL GIRL MOBY DICK. Big thank yous and hugs to Bob and Adam. xo

PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______

Only 4 shows left!!!

Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Meet the Cast - Ian Brown




Ian is absolutely thrilled to be working with the Mammals once again. “Finger” is Ian’s second production with the Mammals. You may remember him as Radar in “Seven Snakes” last fall. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago with a BA in Theatre Performance. There, he was featured in “The Kentucky Cycle” and “King Lear.” His past productions include Ludicrous Theatre’s “Lysistrata” and has understudied as Skeeter for Annoyance Theater’s “Co-Ed Prison Sluts.” He was most recently featured in the Old World Theatre Company production “Old World Laughs and Sings.” Ian has also studied improvisation at Second City, IO, and Annoyance Theater. Be on the lookout for his two-person sketch group Philian on the horizon… Ian would like to thank his family and friends for all their undying love and support!

PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______

Only 4 shows left!!!

Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Meet the Cast - Sean Ewert


Sean is excited to be back with The Mammals for the summer! He was last seen here at the Zoo as Mr. Hey in "Seven Snakes." Chicago theater credits include work with: TUTA, Chicago Jewish, Torso, Healthworks, About Face, Chicago Opera Vanguard, Mom & Dad Productions, Ghostlight Chicago, Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences, Ravenous Productions, Collaboraction and Oracle Theatre. Sean has studied at Stella Adler’s Acting Conservatory West, Studio Theatre – D.C. and has a degree in the theater from the University of Northern Colorado. He has worked regionally with Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. and Little Theatre of the Rockies in Greeley, CO. Sean recently developed an original performance piece (Dramatic Twerp) which enjoyed a production at Links Hall. He has also recently become a novice puppeteer/puppet artist.

PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______

Only 4 shows left!!!

Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Meet the Cast - Liz Chase


Liz Chase graduated Michigan State University with a BA in Theatre, a BA in Communication and a Dance Specialization. Some of her favorite productions in which she acted include House of Blue Leaves (Bunny Flingus), Savage in Limbo (Linda Rotunda), and Stuff Happens (Ensemble). At the moment Liz keeps herself busy as Artistic Manager for Corpo Arts, choreographing for On The Spot Theatre Company, and working as a production assistant at Link’s Hall for The Victory Project. This is Liz’s first production with The Mammals and she is absolutely thrilled! Liz would like to thank Bob, Warwick and Clint for this opportunity and Chuck Norris for keeping it real.

PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______

Only 4 shows left!!!

Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Randall Colburn, Chicago Playwright, Goes Stream of Consciousness on PUT MY _____ IN YOUR _______


Randall Colburn's Stream of Consciousness Review

Randall Colburn has agreed to put down some words about his impressions from PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______. However, as in the past with other reviews of Mammals shows, he has done so as complete stream of conscious monologue. So... here it is!

Crispin Glover is my favorite actor and Adam Dodds sounded like Crispin Glover in the fucking most awesome way during Put My ____ in Your _____ last Saturday but that isn’t why it was the most fun I’ve had at the theater since I watched my friend Jessica forget her lines and start swearing during a misbegotten production of Biloxi Blues in college and that isn’t why I laughed and got fucking moved and Jamie Bragg and I were like holy shit surrounded by an enraptured audience having a goddamn riot amid the ultramodern Warhol Factory-like setting festooned with TVs ablaze with the unnerving visages of the cast licking lollipops and mumbling silent mutterings at unnatural clips and all those monologues which I figured Bob wrote but found out the cast wrote and that is incredibly impressive in how they embodied such melancholic violent spooky curlicues of conversational camaraderie with the audience I especially dug Ted Evans’ unspooling of his myriad mutilations and Anne Sonneville’s account of fire and demons delivered in an unsettling timbre on par with my childhood boogeyman and I mean it was really in seeing how damaged they all were so fucking damaged that highlighted in such a moving way their desperate need for Adam Dodds’ crytic Snail and his eerie brothel of filmmaking hedonists each desperately searching for the next pair of eyes and lips and cocks to fill the (pun intended) holes in their hearts and psyches and dreams and hopes and combusted happiness havens and Erin Orr rocked it as usual cause that’s what she does and the scene where she teaches Stacie Hauenstein to dance to Tainted Love was by turns completely joyous and joyously complete in its ability to forge a mellifluous ensemble and I love ensembles man like when they’re really clicking and protagonists can be so boring when you don’t have a killer crowd surrounding them but this show was so not boring and I get bored a lot like even during shows I really like there’s times when like you’re all like DO SOMETHING or something but I never felt like during this because out of every Mammals show I’ve seen this is the one where I really think I got exactly what y’all were getting at this idea of need and community and pain and the endless desire for some kind of unfathomable connection that we always think will materialize out of out hedonistic monkeyshines but never does and we can only come to terms with our loneliness and isolation and try not to hate ourselves to the point where we’re nothing without the intoxicating elixirs springing from any number of ephemeral ghosts and gods and who would think that’s what I would get out of a show where I consistently chuckled and gasped and was like, “Oh, hey, Dennis Frymire is blowing somebody right now.” See it

Randall is seemingly in constant production here in Chicago. You can find out more about him at www.randallcolburn.com

Remaining Performance Dates for PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______

Friday August 12th
Saturday August 13th
Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Also there is an industry performance - Monday August 15th at 8:00 pm

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Meet the Cast - Annie Hogan


Annie Hogan (Light Edie) is thrilled to be a part of such a fun and crazy show. "Put my ___ in your ____" is Annie's first show with the Mammals. She is a graduate of Act One Conservatory and has a B.A. in English and Communications from Carthage College. Previous theatre credits include: Model in For Profit (Abraham Werewolf); Beauty in Blue Birds (Red Tape); Nora in Noir In Second Class (Appetite); Varinka in The Man in a Case; Ensemble in Tell It Speak It Think It Breathe It (Ruckus); Rosie in Nighthawks Sandwich (WNEP); Mollie in The Mousetrap (Attic Playhouse); Margaret in Margaret Fleming (Blackbird). Meg in Little Women (Bog). For Mom (well, maybe for Mom's crazy, wild side).

Also Meet
Bert Matias
Jake Carr

Remaining Performance Dates for PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______

Friday August 12th
Saturday August 13th
Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Also there is an industry performance - Monday August 15th at 8:00 pm

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Meet the Cast - Jake Carr



Jake Carr is thrilled to be performing in his first Mammals show with a talented cast of like-minded weirdos. He graduated from Miami University of Ohio with degrees in Theatre and Psychology. In Chicago he has also worked with Redmoon, Genesis Ensemble, Cock and Bull Theatre, and was recently seen scaring small children as Willy Wonka in Emerald City's production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Shout out to Allen for always being so damned gorgeous.


Also meet Bert Matias!!!

Come see Jake in PUT MY ______ IN YOUR ________


Remaining Performance Dates for PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______

Friday August 12th
Saturday August 13th
Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Also there is an industry performance - Monday August 15th at 8:00 pm

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Monday, August 08, 2011

Chicago Playwright, Scott Barsotti reviews Put My _____ In Your ______


Scott Barsotti writes about the Mammals latest show...

“Finger” is the most Cool (with a capital C) Mammals show I’ve seen yet. Weird, menacing, and physical, the show has a great look and reminded me of why I don’t seek out exclusive clubs. The desperate fickleness. The climbing and jockeying. That dark underbelly of fear, co-dependence, and sinister pettiness (that I assume exists anywhere so pretentious). John Wilson’s TV-framed set is fucking sweet and creates a constant atmosphere of disconnected voyeurism, in which I was constantly unsure if what I was looking at really happened or not...that disconnect bled then, also, into the live action, keeping me guessing. The entire cast does great work; but I especially loved the scenes between Erin Orr and Bert Matias, full of moments of the sublimely strange. Bob’s video and sound design underscore the action throughout in great Mammals fashion: creepy and unreal, yet oddly familiar. The use of microphones throughout (both a standing microphone and wireless headsets) really add to that feeling like the cast is inside your brain."

Thanks to Scott for his kind words. You can read more about him at
scottbarsotti.wordpress.com/

Remaining Performance Dates for PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______

Friday August 12th
Saturday August 13th
Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Also there is an industry performance - Monday August 15th at 8:00 pm

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Three and half Stars!!! Put My _____ In Your ______ wows Chicago Theater Beat!


"This is an avant garde homage and innovation at its best and I think it will be a classic on the theater scene."

click here to read the entire review!

Only a few performances remain

Friday August 12th
Saturday August 13th
Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Also, Industry performances - Monday August 15th at 8:00 pm

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Meet the Cast - Bert Matias


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Bert Matias as the 'BOXMAN'

Bert is happy to be doing his second production with The Mammals. His first, Bob Fisher's hit show "Seven Snakes" in the Fall of 2010 was a total fun trip for him artistically. It was such a great project to do, not to mention all the positive reviews and notices it generated in the critics' corner and the chance to meet a new set of theatre friends making it more worthwhile. He thinks "Seven Snakes" also brought him luck when his next theatre gig happened to be last January in New York, when in the midst of the great Blizzard of 2011, he was hired in the off-Broadway world premiere of Kyoung H. Park's "disOriented." He played Ouiharaboji, a gambling Korean father and grandfather living in Seoul with a crippled wife awaiting the visit of their daughter and grandson from Yonkers, NY. While working in the Big Apple, Bert's luck continued, receiving a call from Chicago's Goodman Theatre offering him the role of Fulgencio (Firs, in The Cherry Orchard) in "El Nogalar," the Teatro Vista production of Tanya Saracho's premiere showing of the Hispanicized 'Cherry Orchard-inspired play." It was, again, a first for Bert, working in his initial Goodman acting job last March-April. Before he played the role of Chupa Fuerte in "Seven Snakes" with The Mammals, Bert lived with his wife in Seattle where his theatre credits included Tiresias in "Revenge and Sorrow in Thebes" with Stony Soup Theatre, Dr. Waxling in Balagan Theatre's "Search and Destroy" and as a member of the ensemble in Book-It Repertory Theatre's world premiere of "Snow Falling On Cedars." Look for Bert every Christmas season when "Fred Claus" gets its annual TV airtime; he plays the Eskimo musher who gave the Vince Vaughn character a ride on his dog sled to the North Pole. He wants to thank Bob Fisher for this valuable continued opportunity with The Mammals players.

PUT MY _____ IN YOUR ______ aka YOUR 15 MINUTES OF FINGER

Performance Dates are as follows

Friday August 5th
Saturday August 6th
Friday August 12th
Saturday August 13th
Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th


All performances are at 10pm – BYOB


Also there are two industry performances - Monday August 8th and Monday August 15th at 8:00 pm


Zoo Studio

4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1

Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

CenterStage Chicago says PUT MY _____ IN YOUR ______ is a must see!!!!


"It's a daring new hybrid genre: pop art horror. Try it. You'll like it."

click here for review

PUT MY _____ IN YOUR ______ aka YOUR 15 MINUTES OF FINGER

Performance Dates are as follows

Friday August 5th
Saturday August 6th
Friday August 12th
Saturday August 13th
Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Also there are two industry performances - Monday August 8th and Monday August 15th at 8:00 pm

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Let Me Show You My Scars - Digital Trading Cards! Collect 'em all!


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Ted Evans in PUT MY _____ IN YOUR ______ aka YOUR 15 MINUTES OF FINGER

Performance Dates are as follows

Friday August 5th
Saturday August 6th
Friday August 12th
Saturday August 13th
Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Also there are two industry performances - Monday August 8th and Monday August 15th at 8:00 pm

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

The Mammals explore performance works embracing themes of history, mythology, and destiny through the genres of science fiction, horror, and phantasmagoria.
(866) 593-4614 * email: themammals@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Annie Hogan as Light Edie in PUT MY _______ IN YOUR ________ aka Your 15 Minutes of Finger



Performance Dates are as follows

Saturday July 30th
Friday August 5th
Saturday August 6th
Friday August 12th
Saturday August 13th
Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Also there are two industry performances - Monday August 8th and Monday August 15th at 8:00 pm

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

The Mammals explore performance works embracing themes of history, mythology, and destiny through the genres of science fiction, horror, and phantasmagoria.
(866) 593-4614 * email: themammals@gmail.com

Saturday, July 02, 2011

The Mammals Theatre Company presents PUT MY ______ IN YOUR ______ aka Your 15 Minutes of Finger

The Mammals Theatre Company presents

PUT MY ______ IN YOUR ______ aka Your 15 Minutes of Finger


written and directed by Bob Fisher

Alice in Wonderland meets Andy Warhol's Silver Factory - What happens when two sisters enter a weird world where pop art mutant thugs rumble and shaman-celebrity darlings deal in high powered hallucinogens in hopes to garner power, fame and unconditional love?

PUT MY ______ IN YOUR ______ aka Your 15 Minutes of Finger is a tale of two sisters dealing with the loss of their mother. One sister wants to live life to the fullest while the other sister wishes to shelter and preserve everything precious to her no matter the cost.


PUT MY ______ IN YOUR ______ aka Your 15 Minutes of Finger
is also a Pop Art Fairy Tale mash up where a bizarre Warhol-like provocateur attempts to seduce and entrap beautiful youths using addictive hallucinogens that he secrets from mutated glands.

Originally workshopped in the spring of 2009 with the Right Brain Project, PUT MY ______ IN YOUR ______ aka Your 15 Minutes of Finger is an incredibly unique play, wild, bizarre, but still touching and sweet.

Performance Dates are as follows

Saturday July 30th
Friday August 5th
Saturday August 6th
Friday August 12th
Saturday August 13th
Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Also there are two industry performances - Monday August 8th and Monday August 15th at 8:00 pm

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Put My _ _ _ _ _ _ In Your _ _ _ _ _

It is going to happen! We are getting ready for the next Chicago Mammals production!



More info next week!



Hope everyone is having an excellent start to Summer! (Stay Cool)!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Last two chances!

We have 2 final shows!

Friday April 8th
Saturday April 9th

10pm

Call 866-593-4614 for reservations!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Vincent Lacey wants you to touch the hunch!


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Vinny Lacey as Hunchfront!

Closing Weekend!

Call 866-593-4614 for reservations!
This weekend's performances are almost sold out.

Don't wait!

Friday April 1st
Saturday March 2nd

All shows are 10pm BYOB!

4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Suite b-1

Call 866-593-4614 for reservations!

Warwick Johnson is a Mammal!


Warwick Johnson as Agent Fido in Seven Snakes

Warwick Johnson is one of the newest company members to the Mammals!Warwick has assistant directed and wrote for the Dream Journal of Dr. Jekyll. He also has appeared previously as Agent Fido in Seven Snakes. His short play "Architecture" was in American Theater Center's Big Shoulder's Fest, and "The Nearness of You" was in the most recent Art of Adaptation Fest at City Lit Theory. His full-length play "Genius" had a stage reading with BoHo Theater.

Don't forget to come check out his behind the scenes work in DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL before it closes this weekend!

Fri and Sat 10pm

Call 866-593-4614 for info and reservations! Tickets are going fast!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Justin Warren has a long tongue!


Justin Warren as Utterson
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Only 4 more chances to see Justin Warren's long tongue!

Call 866-593-4614 for reservations!
This weekend's performances are almost sold out.

Don't wait!

Friday March 25th
Saturday March 26th
Friday April 1st
Saturday March 2nd

All shows are 10pm BYOB!

4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Suite b-1

Call 866-593-4614 for reservations!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Erin Orr is a Mammal!


Erin Orr as the Daughter in SEVEN SNAKES voted one of the top ten fringe theater productions by the Chicago Tribune!!!

Erin Orr is one of the new company members of the Mammals and she could not be happier. Some other companies she has been fortunate enough to work on multiple projects are Right Brain Project, The Factory, and WNEP Theater. She has also been seen with InFusion Theater, Per Diem, Point of Contention Theater, Speaking Ring Theater, Silent Theater and Bootstraps Comedy Theater. Originally from Texas, Erin spent time as an acting intern at Milwaukee Repertory Theater before making her move to the Windy City.

Next Up For Erin and the Mammals? She'll be playing the character of Birdy in

PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _____.

Eve decides when it is ok to touch!!!


Sarah Scanlon as Eve
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Only 4 chances left to see THE DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL!!!
All remaining performances are over half sold! Limited seating! Call now for reservations!

Call 866-593-4614


Friday March 25th
Saturday March 26th
Friday April 1st
Saturday March 2nd

All shows are 10pm BYOB!

4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Suite b-1

Call 866-593-4614 for reservations!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Meet the Authors - Randall Colburn



Randall Colburn’s plays have been produced or developed at such theaters as the Alliance, the Public, Victory Gardens, CityLit, InFusion, Brain Surgeon Theater, Stage Left, and The Right Brain Project, who dedicated their 2010 season to his work. He is the recipient of a 2010 Individual Artist Grant from the Illinois Arts Council, as well as playwriting fellowships from Dad’s Garage Theatre and the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference. He has been commissioned by Writers’ Theatre and InFusion Theatre and is an artistic associate with Brain Surgeon Theater. This spring he will premiere his play Verse Chorus Verse with Tympanic Theatre Company after developing the play at the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs’ Incubator Series. He is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and was recently named by the Chicago Reader as “One to Watch.”

The Mammals Theatre Company presents
THE DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL

written collaboratively by
Jason Adams, Scott Barsotti, Randall Colburn, Bob Fisher, Reina Hardy,
Warwick Johnson and Jeremy Menekseoglu.

directed by Bob Fisher

Cast: Jason Adams, Scott Barsotti, Anne Marie Boyer, Ashlee Edgemon, Gabe Garza, Vincent Lacey, Erin Myers, Sarah Scanlon, Skyler
Schrempp, Justin Warren. Also, Lindsey Dorcus.

Asst Director: Warwick Johnson
Set Design: John Ross Wilson
Costume and Make Up Design: Heidi Jade Warriner

Only 4 shows left! Call for reservations 866-593-4614!

Friday March 25th
Saturday March 26th
Friday April 1st
Saturday April 2nd

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB
Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

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

(866) 593-4614 * email: themammals@gmail.com

Jason Adams bids his minions to rise!!!!


Jason Adams as Professor Oliver Mastodon Peale!
Click on image to enlarge!

Only 4 chances left to see THE DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL!!!

Friday March 25th
Saturday March 26th
Friday April 1st
Saturday March 2nd

All shows are 10pm BYOB!

4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Suite b-1

Call 866-593-4614 for reservations!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Meet the Cast - Vinny Lacey



Vincent Lacey plays H.F. in The Dream Journal of Doctor Jekyll. Vinny knows all the ugly things are also the funniest. This is his third production with the Mammals. He is Associate Producer of the Chicago Fringe Festival and thus a purveyor of all that is weird and homegrown in Chicago and beyond.

The Mammals Theatre Company presents
THE DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL

Only 4 shows left!!! Call 866-593-4614 for reservations!!!

Friday March 25th
Saturday March 26th
Friday April 1st
Saturday April 2nd

written collaboratively by
Jason Adams, Scott Barsotti, Randall Colburn, Bob Fisher, Reina Hardy,
Warwick Johnson and Jeremy Menekseoglu.

directed by Bob Fisher

Cast: Jason Adams, Scott Barsotti, Anne Marie Boyer, Ashlee Edgemon, Gabe Garza, Vincent Lacey, Erin Myers, Sarah Scanlon, Skyler
Schrempp, Justin Warren. Also, Lindsey Dorcus.

Asst Director: Warwick Johnson
Set Design: John Ross Wilson
Costume and Make Up Design: Heidi Jade Warriner

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB
Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

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


(866) 593-4614 * email: themammals@gmail.com

Justin Warren says "Confess Beatnik!!!" - DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL!


Justin Warren as Utterson
Click on image to enlarge!

More digital trading cards! Collect them all!
Surrender
Scott Barsotti and Gabe Garza - Madness!
A Scream To End All Screams!

Skyler Schrempp as The Mother
The Twins!!!
Hyde needs a volunteer!
Gabe Garza plays a guessing game!

Get your reservations now. We have limited seating! Only 4 shows left! Call 866-593-4614!

The Mammals Theatre Company presents
THE DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL

Fridays and Saturdays thru April 2nd
All performances are at 10pm – BYOB
Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

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

(866) 593-4614 * email: themammals@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Surrender to Erin Myers in THE DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL


Erin Myers as Hydest
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More digital trading cards! Collect them all!
Scott Barsotti and Gabe Garza - Madness!
A Scream To End All Screams!

Skyler Schrempp as The Mother
The Twins!!!
Hyde needs a volunteer!
Gabe Garza plays a guessing game!

Get your reservations now. We have limited seating! Call 866-593-4614!

The Mammals Theatre Company presents
THE DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL

Now thru April 2nd
All performances are at 10pm – BYOB
Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

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


(866) 593-4614 * email: themammals@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Scott Barsotti asks if madness is not the loftiest intelligence?


Gabe Garza as Hyde, Scott Barsotti as Jekyll
Click on image to enlarge!


More digital trading cards! Collect them all!

A Scream To End All Screams!

Skyler Schrempp as The Mother
The Twins!!!
Hyde needs a volunteer!
Gabe Garza plays a guessing game!

Get your reservations now. We have limited seating! Call 866-593-4614!

The Mammals Theatre Company presents
THE DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL

Now thru April 2nd
All performances are at 10pm – BYOB
Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

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


(866) 593-4614 * email: themammals@gmail.com

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dream Journal of Doctor Jekyll - Digital Trading Cards - Jekyll and Hyde want to hear a scream!!!


Scott Barsotti as Jekyll and Gabe Garza as Hyde
Click on image to enlarge

More digital trading cards - collect them all!
Skyler Schrempp as The Mother
The Twins!!!
Hyde needs a volunteer!
Gabe Garza plays a guessing game!

Get your reservations now. We have limited seating! Call 866-593-4614!

The Mammals Theatre Company presents
THE DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL

Now thru April 2nd
Industry Night - Monday March 14th added!!! 8pm curtain!!

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB
Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

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


(866) 593-4614 * email: themammals@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Dream Journal Digital Trading Cards! - Alice Jekyll


Skyler Schrempp as Alice Jekyll the Mother
click on image to enlarge!

More digital trading cards - collect them all!
The Twins!!!
Hyde needs a volunteer!
Gabe Garza plays a guessing game!

The Mammals Theatre Company presents
THE DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL

Remaining Performance Dates are as follows

Friday March 11th
Saturday March 12th

Just Added - Industry Night March 14th Monday at 8pm!!!!

Friday March 18th
Saturday March 19th
Friday March 25th
Saturday March 26th
Friday April 1st
Saturday April 2nd

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB
Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

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

(866) 593-4614 * email: themammals@gmail.com

COME JOIN THE CREW FOR ALL GIRL MOBY DICK!



The Mammals are looking specifically for female writers/artists who are interested in our Winter production, ALL GIRL MOBY DICK. Please send inquiries, writing samples, resumes, questions etc to themammals@gmail.com.

The Mammals are seeking writers/artists interested in collaborating in our Winter production - ALL GIRL MOBY DICK!

Great Postive Press from Timeout Chicago for THE DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL

TIMEOUT CHICAGO SAYS "SPOT ON...ENGROSSING...GROTESQUE...HILAROIUS"


Collaboratively penned by the Mammals’ committee of writers yet surprisingly cohesive, Jekyll is a grotesque, hilarious play-within-a-play. Professor Oliver Mastodon Peale is in possession of the authentic journal of Dr. Henry Jekyll. With the help of his faithful servant Hunch Front (yes, the opposite of a hunchback), Peale presents the contents of this tortured tome via a team of hypnotized somnambulists, used, we’re told, because their zombie-like state renders a performance superior to that of mere actors... Their quest involves love found and lost, blood rituals, demon possession, and a fair number of cunnilingus and rape jokes... the audacity of the jokes, the beautiful Victorian costumes and set, and the spot-on performances make for an engrossing night.

Full Review


The Mammals Theatre Company presents
THE DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL

Remaining Performance Dates are as follows

Friday March 11th
Saturday March 12th

Just Added - Industry Night March 14th Monday at 8pm!!!!

Friday March 18th
Saturday March 19th
Friday March 25th
Saturday March 26th
Friday April 1st
Saturday April 2nd

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB
Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

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

(866) 593-4614 * email: themammals@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Another Review from Chicago Theatre Stalwart, Joe Janes!!!

Joe Janes - "This is Chicago Fringe Theater at its best"

"The acting is topnotch led by the triumvirate of Scott Barsotti, Gabe Garza and Skyler Schrempp as Jekyll, Hyde and Jekyll's mother, respectively. The production is a little steampunk, a little sideshow, a little horror. There's also more women in this Mammals show than any other I have seen and they are strong, memorable characters, especially Jekyll's mother, Alice and Jekyll's love interest, Eve (Sarah Scanlon). There is also music performed live by the actors and it is both beautiful and haunting... The Professor has a lovely, riveting monologue near the end of the show.

Full Review


Get your reservations now. We have limited seating! Call 866-593-4614!

The Mammals Theatre Company presents
THE DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL

written collaboratively by
Jason Adams, Scott Barsotti, Randall Colburn, Bob Fisher, Reina Hardy,
Warwick Johnson and Jeremy Menekseoglu.

directed by Bob Fisher

Cast: Jason Adams, Scott Barsotti, Anne Marie Boyer, Ashlee Edgemon, Gabe Garza, Vincent Lacey, Erin Myers, Sarah Scanlon, Skyler
Schrempp, Justin Warren. Also, Lindsey Dorcus.

Asst Director: Warwick Johnson
Set Design: John Ross Wilson
Costume and Make Up Design: Heidi Jade Warriner

Now thru April 2nd

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB
Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

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


(866) 593-4614 * email: themammals@gmail.com

Chicago Reader Highly Recommends - THE DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL

Highly Recommended - Chicago Reader

"The script's seven credited writers come up with some funny and affecting stuff, such as Dr. Jekyll's brotherly relationship with his all-id alter ego, Mr. Hyde, and a series of scenes imagining Jekyll with a girlfriend...Bob Fisher's inventively grotesque staging boasts gripping, ghoulish performances, unsettling live flute and violin music, and John Ross Wilson's fantastically lurid chamber-of-horrors set."

Full Review


Get your reservations now. We have limited seating! Call 866-593-4614!

The Mammals Theatre Company presents
THE DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL

written collaboratively by
Jason Adams, Scott Barsotti, Randall Colburn, Bob Fisher, Reina Hardy,
Warwick Johnson and Jeremy Menekseoglu.

directed by Bob Fisher

Cast: Jason Adams, Scott Barsotti, Anne Marie Boyer, Ashlee Edgemon, Gabe Garza, Vincent Lacey, Erin Myers, Sarah Scanlon, Skyler
Schrempp, Justin Warren. Also, Lindsey Dorcus.

Asst Director: Warwick Johnson
Set Design: John Ross Wilson
Costume and Make Up Design: Heidi Jade Warriner

Now thru April 2nd

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB
Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

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


(866) 593-4614 * email: themammals@gmail.com

Monday, March 07, 2011

New City Recommends - THE DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL!

NEW CITY - RECOMMENDED!

"Scott Barsotti embodies the refined but bloodless Jekyll; Gabe Garza scores as perverted frat-boy Hyde. The usually testosterone-infused Mammals environment makes room for some terrific female performances; Skyler Schrempp as Jekyll’s mad-dog genius mother and Sarah Scanlon as his take-no-crap lover display enviable acting and musical chops.

John Ross Wilson’s ornate rag-and-bone shop set makes great use of the deep, narrow space; Heidi Jade Warriner’s Victorian shabby chic costumes give the show its ragged, dreamy sparkle. "

Full Review


Get your reservations now. We have limited seating! Call 866-593-4614!

The Mammals Theatre Company presents
THE DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL

written collaboratively by
Jason Adams, Scott Barsotti, Randall Colburn, Bob Fisher, Reina Hardy,
Warwick Johnson and Jeremy Menekseoglu.

directed by Bob Fisher

Cast: Jason Adams, Scott Barsotti, Anne Marie Boyer, Ashlee Edgemon, Gabe Garza, Vincent Lacey, Erin Myers, Sarah Scanlon, Skyler
Schrempp, Justin Warren. Also, Lindsey Dorcus.

Asst Director: Warwick Johnson
Set Design: John Ross Wilson
Costume and Make Up Design: Heidi Jade Warriner

Performance Dates are as follows

Saturday March 5th
Friday March 11th
Saturday March 12th
Friday March 18th
Saturday March 19th
Friday March 25th
Saturday March 26th
Friday April 1st
Saturday April 2nd

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB
Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

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


(866) 593-4614 * email: themammals@gmail.com

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Meet the Cast - Gabe Garza



Gabe Garza has been performing in Chicago for ten years. He is very pleased to be working with such a talented cast and crew. Gabe has been a number of Mammal shows including Devils Don't Forget, The Meatlocker, and now The Dream Journal of Doctor Jekyll.

The Mammals Theatre Company presents
THE DREAM JOURNAL OF DOCTOR JEKYLL

written collaboratively by
Jason Adams, Scott Barsotti, Randall Colburn, Bob Fisher, Reina Hardy,
Warwick Johnson and Jeremy Menekseoglu.

directed by Bob Fisher

Cast: Jason Adams, Scott Barsotti, Anne Marie Boyer, Ashlee Edgemon, Gabe Garza, Vincent Lacey, Erin Myers, Sarah Scanlon, Skyler
Schrempp, Justin Warren. Also, Lindsey Dorcus.

Asst Director: Warwick Johnson
Set Design: John Ross Wilson
Costume and Make Up Design: Heidi Jade Warriner

Performance Dates are as follows

Saturday March 5th
Friday March 11th
Saturday March 12th
Friday March 18th
Saturday March 19th
Friday March 25th
Saturday March 26th
Friday April 1st
Saturday April 2nd

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB
Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

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


(866) 593-4614 * email: themammals@gmail.com