Four plays, three nights,
two actors…one clown.
Collections of four short plays presented at The
Hideout by Chicago playwrights Lisa Dillman, Rebecca
Gilman, Mark Guarino, and Brett Neveu. The
Clowny Plays (about a man, a woman and a
very rude clown) was the first installment followed
by The Ghosty Plays in Oct 2002, The
Christy (Jesus, that is…) Plays in
April 2003 about a man, a woman and a Holy Savior;
and The Bushy Play in Oct 2004 about
a man, a woman and the Leader of the Free World.
All except for The Ghosty Plays were
directed by Ann Filmer.
In Teeming with Clowny by Lisa Dillman,
Clowny trains a new hire in the proofreading department,
with crazy results. In The Joker by Rebecca
Gilman, Clowny's brother and sister pay a surprise
visit. In See. Through. by Mark Guarino,
a man and a woman explore their relationship with
each other, art, and Clowny. And in Exit,
Clowny by Brett Neveu, Clowny participates
in an exit interview that won't soon be forgotten.
The Christy (Jesus, that is…) Plays
featured An Easter Miracle by Brett Neveu,
Christy’s Dumb Show by Lisa Dillman,
The Chairman’s Wife by Mark Guarino
and WWJD by Rebecca Gilman.
The Bushy Plays: In Lisa Dillman’s,
Lick the Sucker, the First Lady prepares
Bushy for the fight of his life: the White House
Trivial Pursuit contest. In Rebecca Gilman’s
Get Out the Vote, Bushy takes on the scariest
threat of all. No, it’s not Osama Bin Laden.
It’s America’s poor! In Mark Guarino’s
Calibrated, the media turns a blind eye
while coordinates are set and the bombs are launched.
In Brett Neveu’s W., Bushy’s
run-in with a homeless woman leads to mutual misunderstandings.
The Bushy Plays was also presented at
Nevin’s Live in Evanston, IL co-produced
by Northlight Theatre.
• CLOWNY RECOMMENDED!
Amy Dunlap, Harry Eddleman
and Eric C. Johnson as Clowny. The Christy
(Jesus, that is…) Plays featured Amy
Dunlap, Harry Eddleman and Steve Walker as Christy.
The Bushy Plays featured Amy Dunlap,
John Gawlik and Doug Steckel as Bushy.
All installments featured
maestro Edward Reardon on piano.