DON'T GIVE THAT BEAST A NAME
written by Randall Colburn and Bob Fisher
opening September 22, 2012
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
WAITING FOR GODOT
by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Bob Fisher
opening in January 2013
Starring Sean Ewert* as Didi, Don Hall as Gogo, Gabe Garza* as Pozzo, Justin Warren as Lucky, and Bert Matias.
During our first decade, the Chicago Mammals have worked exclusively on the production of new works. We are very proud to take this opportunity to look back at one of our heroes and perform one of his most significant plays.
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.