Opening Friday April 4th, 2008 “You Are Poop” at the Gorilla Tango Theater
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Churchill dishes up Poop du Jour
Popular purveyor of poop pipes up
Multi-media exploration of language and culture to open
Chicago: In the world of childish arguments, no insult is worse than being called poop. Most arguments, even among the most intelligent and well meaning people, will deteriorate into simple name calling eventually.
The exploration of this phenomenon – and other poop-related questions will get the standard Co-Governors of Space scrutinizing treatment when “You Are Poop” opens at 10 p.m., Friday April 4 at the Gorilla Tango Theater 1919 North Milwaukee, Chicago.
In “You Are Poop”, two nameless characters (played by Matt Riggs and Kristen Hower), struggle to determine which of them is poop and what exactly to do about it when they find out.
Their quest is influenced by a suspiciously poopish commodore (Chris Hauser), his sycophantic trophy girlfriend (Amy Sumpter), a ubiquitous UPS man with too many jobs and a critic who wishes the whole thing was different.
Churchill (most recently remembered for the critically acclaimed “Chair”) and his Co-Governors of Space have created another evening of theater that will never get reviewed by a Hedy Weiss or be optioned by Broadway in Chicago.
“I tried to use this play as a thought experiment, to see where it would go. It didn’t go very far. Just as I thought,” Churchill said. “No solid answers were found but some fun alternatives to being exploited are mined for comic effect. Maybe the unwashed masses will shower up, put on a nice shirt and come see this show and decide to do something. Unwashed masses: Embrace your filth! Work together! Love each other!”
Julie Espada directs with original music by Churchill.
“You Are Poop” opens at 10 p.m., Friday April 4 at the Gorilla Tango Theater 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.
“You Are Poop” runs at 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 10:00 p.m. through May 10.
Ticket price is $15.00.
For more information or tickets, call 773-598-4549 or log on at www.gorillatango.com.
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Chicago, IL 60641