773 continues The Inoffensive Theatre Series due to popular demand
Continuing with their successful run of fun, affordable weekend entertainment for all ages, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, is proud to extend their cheeky, family-friendly quartet of comedy with the continuation of THE INOFFENSIVE THEATRE SERIES, featuring unique afternoon shows on select Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Stage 773 leads the series with the extension of their award-winning all-silent, all-funny BRI-KO. Mass St. Productions presents their hilarious, yet wholesome take on the stereotypical fairytale full of crazy characters in Mass St.: Kids! Tapman Productions introduces audiences to Chicago’s premiere tap dancing superhero as he takes on his nemesis, The MADD Tapper, in The Adventures of Tapman. Finally, Laser Light Comedy presents The Laser Comedy Show, a hilarious laser light show that combines improv and live illustrations to create a unique and mesmerizing adventure drawn before the audience’s eyes. The whole family will enjoy what Chicago Parent calls “an all-ages theater that actually appeals to all ages!”
“I am so excited to continue with our fun, imaginative INOFFENSIVE THEATRE SERIES atStage 773,” said Stage 773 Director of Programs Amanda Long. “With the new shows in our repertoire and our own BRI-KO continuing its run, I know audiences of all ages are going to continue to share in the laughter.”
Simple tasks become riotously complicated in BRI-KO. In this non-verbal comedy experience presented by Stage 773, clowning-meets-sketch as audiences lose themselves in the performers’ joyous, upbeat world. Filled with audience participation, incredible costumes, and mind-blowing props and visuals, BRI-KO is universally appealing and fun for the whole family. The performers’ all-silent, all-hilarious show won the 2014 Second City Best of the Fest Award at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival. Nina Metz of The Chicago Tribune said, “If I were you, I’d do everything in my power to get a ticket!”
Mass Street is a fun place full of characters: a forgetful Queen, a stubborn King, and even a silly man with a great, big beard and a guitar. In Mass St.: Kids!, disaster strikes (which usually happens in fairytales), the people of Mass Street must work together to save the town, and the characters probably learn a lesson (which also usually happens in fairytales). This Mass St. Productions family-friendly show is pure, honest hilarity at its finest.
Follow Tapman, Chicago’s premiere tap dancing superhero, through various episodes as he battles his arch nemesis, The MADD Tapper, in The Adventures of Tapman. Along the way, Tapman joins forces with The Modern Marvel, a crime-fighting modern dancer, in his quest to defeat the MADD Tapper. Presented by Tapman Productions, The Adventures of Tapmanfeatures light-hearted, 60s-era comic book humor, elaborate projected special effects, and phenomenal tap dancing including the unique tap dance fighting style, Tap-Fu!
In Laser Light Comedy’s The Laser Comedy Show, performing artist Chris Fair uses Laser Reactive Technology to draw characters and scenery on a glow in the dark screen where the lines fade in moments like a high tech etch-a-sketch. Chris brings the characters to life by voicing them over, creating sound effects, music and continually drawing action to open up a 2-D screen into a 3-D world that takes audiences on a laser journey they won’t ever forget.
THE INOFFENSIVE THEATRE SERIES’ shows run between 50 and 75 minutes in the Box Theater on select Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Patrons have the option to purchase a $75 flex pass, which is valid for 10 tickets to use however they please (all at once, two at a time, etc.) Regular tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under, and can be purchased at www.Stage773.com or by calling 773.327.5252.
About Stage 773
Stage 773 is a vibrant anchor of the Belmont Theatre District and home to Chicago’s finest off-Loop talent. As a performance and tenant venue, our four stages provide entertainment for everyone: comedy, theatre, dance, musicals and more. We are a not-for-profit, connecting and catalyzing the theater community, while showcasing established artists and incubating up-and-coming talent.