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Theater Wed Sep 16 2015

Nobody's Wench: Tales of Pirate Women on the Rolling Seas on Stage for "Talk Like a Pirate Day"

Nobody's WenchPresented by Badass Broads and Fury Theatre, Nobody's Wench summons ye theater fans to its production of Six Tales of Pirate Women on the Rolling Seas with its premiere on September 19, International Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day. Pirate women from history are presented with the hearty har-har of a pirate's truth and the walk-the-plank swagger of true pirateers who didn't pay attention to gender in those days.

Short Attention Span Theatre (SAST) features plays that have been submitted and then chosen for production with its edge and local Chicago talent seeping through the intriguing stories. In its fourth year, Tickets for SAST productions are $15 or pay-what-you-can at the door.

Nobody's Wench obtained choreographers David Woolley (The Swordsmen), Glenese Hand (Bare Knuckle Productions) and Fury Theatre's artistic director Mark Dodge to display the swish and the swash of the sword and live fights that only enhance the true nature of a pirate. Produced at the Chase Park Theatre (4701 N. Ashland), these 15-20 minute short plays are presented in either three or six per evening, the latter with a 10 minute intermission.

The stories and plays in the SAST productions are:

Back from the Dead, The story of Jacquotte Delaheye
By Ross Krakow
Dir. Andrea J. Dymond
Fights by David Woolley

Sisters of the Sea, The story of Anne Bonny and Mary Read
By Hannah Ii-Epstein
Dir. Emily Brantz
Fights by Mark Dodge

Proven, The Story of Ching Shih
By Laura Nessler
Dir. Susan Padveen
Fights by Glenese Hand

Sadie the Goat, The story of Sadie Farrell
By Ian Michael James
Dir. Emily Brantz
Fights by David Woolley

Granuaile the Pirate Queen, The story of Grace O'Malley
By Samantha Kozloff
Dir. Susan Padveen
Fights by Mark Dodge

Privateers, The story of Jeanne de Clisson
By Skye Robinson Hillis
Dir. Andrea J. Dymond
Fights by Glenese Hand

Performers include: Shariba Rivers, Cameron Peart, Kein Onickel, Kellen Robinson, Gabrielle Perrea, Tyler Oser, Dylan Barlowe, Dustin Napier, Salar Ardebili, Alec Silver, Katheryn Pucillo, Kim Fukawa, Pearl Paramadilok, David Stobbe, Ted Dayton, Nathan Ducker, Chase Scarborough, Maren Matthias, Summer Hofford, Lauren McDonald, Taylor Weber, Keith Roper, Sarah Smith, Claire Orzel, Alison Dornheggen & Eddie Reynolds.

Receiving support from a 2015 Part-Time Faculty Development Grant from Columbia College, the new collaboration Badass Broads and the Fury Theatre were able to help produce these badass women's stories.

The previews begin (for only $5):
September 17 at 7pm (Proven, Sadie the Goat, Ganuaile)
September 18 at 7pm (Back from the Dad, Sisters of the Sea, Privateers)

Opening date ($15 a show):
September 19 at 6pm (all six plays with 10 minute intermission)

Performance dates ($15 a show):
September 20 & 27 & October 4 at 6pm (all six plays)
September 25 & October 2 at 7pm (Back from the Dead, Sisters of the Sea, Privateers)
September 26 & October 3 at 7pm (Proven, Sadie the Goat, Granuaile)

Reserve your tickets online at Fury Theatre or Brown Paper Tickets.

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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