Burning Bluebeard, the arresting theater piece that's (sort of) about the tragic fire at Chicago's Iroquois Theatre in 1903, will return to the theater where it was born for just three nights in December. Now produced by the Ruffians, the ad-hoc company that has remounted the show at the holidays several times since its initial production by the Neo-Futurists in 2011, Burning Bluebeard will return to the Neo-Futurarium December 16, 17 and 18.
The entire cast of last year's staging, which took place at the Den Theatre, will return for the brief run: Pam Chermansky (Fancy Clown), Anthony Courser (Henry Gilfoil), Molly Plunk (Faerie Queen), Jay Torrence (Robert Murray), Leah Urzendowski (Nellie Reed) and Ryan Walters (Eddie Foy). Torrence is the playwright, with direction by Halena Kays. Tickets ($35, students $25) will go on sale Thursday, December 1 at noon at Brown Paper Tickets; admission at the door, on the off chance the performances don't sell out in advance, will be $40. Read my full review of the 2013 staging here.
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