August 9, 2017- Chicago, IL- CREATORS OF STRIKE 3* PRESENT SPIN-OFF SHOW, THE FUNNY PAPERS
Following the successful run of the absurd baseball nightmare Strike 3*, playwrights Benjamin Vigeant and Stephen Winchell are back with a spinoff show, The Funny Papers.
The Funny Papers centers around the life of Alice Inkwell, a plucky go-getting newspaper reporter for the San Francisco Union Constitution Gazette. Alice dreams of winning the coveted Pulitzer Prize, but when tech magnate Heidi Techman purchases the Gazetteand introduces a “computer” known as STRONC, Alice’s life is turned upside-down. The Funny Papers is a hilarious send-up of the Tribune’s TRONC and a love-letter to the modern theatre critic. Will Alice rescue her beloved newspaper, save her colleagues’ jobs, and uncover the story of a lifetime? Yes, and also there are ghosts.
The Funny Papers will run Thursday nights September 14, 21, and 28th at 8:00 pm at the Prop Thtr, located at 3502 N. Elston Avenue. Runtime: 1 hour. Tickets: $12. Written byBenjamin Vigeant and Stephen Winchell. Directed by Erica Reid. Cast: Gwynn Fulcher, Claire McFadden, Zack Mast, Benjamin Vigeant, and Stephen Winchell. Assistant Direction by Sean Rose. Lighting and Sound Design by Sarah Gilmore. Prop and Costume Design by James Teniya with assistance from Shea Cahill. Tickets will be available at the door.
For more information please contact Erica Reid at 773-562-1744 or firstname.lastname@example.org