“Build-A-Tale” Family-Friendly Improv Returns to Gorilla Tango Bucktown

grillaThorpedo Productions is back! Some of Chicago’s best improvisers who will collaborate on “Build-A-Tale,” a family-friendly improvised show performing the last Saturday of the month at 3 pm from June 28 through August 30, 2014. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased atgorillatango.com/bucktown or by calling 773-598-4549. All performances take place at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647.

Audience suggestions will help create character attributes, storylines, and more in this never-the-same-twice production that helps teach audiences about setting goals, overcoming obstacles, establishing friendships, and being unique individuals. Following the 35-minute improvised tale, kids will have the opportunity to participate in fun, easy improv games alongside the cast.

“Allowing kids to participate in this hands-on jam portion of the show helps them grasp the concepts and themes of the performance they just saw in an unforgettable way,” says Thorpedo Productions producer and “Build-A-Tale” creator Andrew Thorp. “And, parents laughing at their children’s improvised choices is an added benefit to the performance.”

Please click on the image above to view it and download it from our server. Pictured from L-R is Andrew Thorpe and the ensemble of “Build-A-Tale.” Photograph courtesy of KB Photo.

Thorpedo Productions has created improv, sketch, and theatrical works throughout Chicagoland for over 6 years. They have performed at the Second City Training Center’s Donny’s Skybox and de Maat Theaters, The Annoyance Theater, Silvie’s, Studio BE, Stage 773, and more. Creator Andrew Thorp teaches kids at The Chicago History Museum, The Second City Training Center, and with Chicago Cares. 

For more information or to schedule a review of “Build-A-Tale” please contact Gwen Tulin atgwen@gorillatango.com or 773.598.4549. More information on Gorilla Tango Bucktown is available atinfo@gorillatango.com or 773.598.4549.


Gorilla Tango Bucktown is a year-round performance venue featuring an 79-seat blackbox theater, rehearsal rooms, and co-producing opportunities providing artists with marketing, box office, and front of house support as well as  strategic business advice for creating sustainable art.

Gorilla Tango Bucktown is conveniently located at the intersection of Western and Milwaukee in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Easily accessible by public transportation, GT Bucktown is steps away from the Western Blue Line stop and the #49 Western, #56 Milwaukee, and #73 Armitage bus routes. Metered street parking is available on Milwaukee Avenue. Offering shows for a wide variety of audiences, Gorilla Tango Bucktown performances are listed in full on the website with descriptions and ratings similar to movie theater screenings. GT Bucktown now offers a selection of affordable beer and wine for purchase. Consult the website for rating information, tickets, and details about how to produce at this venue.

1919 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647