Break Room

Matinee. One day only.


The Music Box
3733 N. Southport Ave.


Please note the Music Box’s health & safety protocols: Proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR COVID test result within 72 hour will be required for entry. We strongly encourage wearing a mask whenever you’re interacting with our staff or not seated in one of our auditoriums.

This new short play by Mickle Maher played to sold-out audiences at the Facility Theatre in February, and now returns for ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY.
With Diana Slickman and Colm O’Reilly.
Music/Sound by Tom Maher.
Lights by Martha Bayne.
Puppet by Jesse Mooney Bullock.

BREAK ROOM is presented in conjunction with the Midwest premiere of THE CASE OF THE VANISHING GODS, a film by Ross Lipman featuring Oobleck stalwarts David Isaacson, Jeff Dorchen, and Lisa Black. Puppets by Blair Thomas, Arthur Quisto, Audrey Densmore, and Julia Zanes. Music by Mihály Vig.

Following the film will be a Q&A moderated by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum with director Ross Lipman, puppeteer Audrey Densmore, and actors David Isaacson and Jeff Dorchen.

“THE CASE OF VANISHING GODS is in turn fun, funny, deeply disturbing, and provocative: a commentary on the fakery of cinema and the desire for fakery that makes it all possible.” – Jonathan Rosenbaum

“a black phantasmagoria on the relationship between cinema and ventriloquism in which puppet theater meets animation and Greek tragedy borders on horror…. The film enters a dimension between history, spirituality and the unconscious that ventures to the very origins of ventriloquism” – Sylvia Nugara, Il Manifesto

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