"An Apology…" Extended Through November 8

[Here’s the press release….]

Theater Oobleck’s “An Apology … “ Extended Through November 8; Now With Sunday Matinees!

“Playwright Mickle Maher brilliantly turns the soul-bartering magician’s bid for omniscience into a plea for meaning where there is none.” — Chicago Reader, recommended

“[Colm] O’Reilly gives a performance filled with incredible detail and subtlety, each twitch and twinge delivered in close-up. Here is an actor plainly having the time of his life.” — Chicago Tribune

“Did we mention the play’s hilarious? O’Reilly, who created the role of Mephistopheles in Apology’s 1999 premiere, now plays Faustus to frantic perfection. … Unmissable.” — Five stars, Time Out Chicago

“Maher’s play is at times maddeningly profound, silly, funny, angry, illogical, and as interpreted by the musical vocalizations of O’Reilly, completely mesmerizing. … Do yourself a favor. Go see this and bring that friend of yours that simply has no use for fringe theater. This is one of those exceptional things that can make the doubter of storefront theater a convert.” — Angry White Guy in Chicago

Thanks to rave reviews and sold-out crowds, Theater Oobleck is extending the run of Mickle Maher’s “An Apology …” through November 8. Performances are selling out fast; reservations highly recommended. For the complete critical roundup see the news feed at http://theateroobleck.com/news/ .

Please note we are also adding Sunday matinee performances on October 25, November 1, and November 8. Complete new performance dates and times are as follows:

Sunday, October 25, 3 PM

Friday, October 30, 8 PM
Saturday, October 31, 8 PM
Sunday, November 1, 3 PM

Friday, November 6, 8 PM
Saturday, November 7, 8 PM
Sunday, November 8, 3 PM

All performances are at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, Chicago. Tickets are $12 or pay-what-you-can — and, as ever, free if you’re broke; call 773-347-1041 or see theateroobleck.com for reservations and more.


ALSO! Don’t forget CABARET OOBLECK, Thursdays through November 4 at 7:30 PM in the Chopin’s cozy downstairs lounge. All tickets $12 or pay what you can.

Coming up this week: the premiere of a new, Faust-themed piece by percussionist Michael Zerang and pianist Jim Baker; a monologue by BoyGirlBoyGirl’s Rachel Claff; and the debut of the stage-rock duo of Chris Schoen and Jenny Magnus. All this, plus master of ceremonies David Kodeski!

Programming subject to change; for more see theateroobleck.com.

posted 10/15/2009