Evanston: A Rare Comedy

by Michael Yates Crowley

directed by Michael Rau

Bodine Orban and Anna Margaret Hollyman in "Evanston: A Rare Comedy"; Photo by Justin Ezra Mound 

EVANSTON: A RARE COMEDY begins with the disappearance of a teenage girl in deepest suburbia and ends when a meeting of The Evanston Womens Book Club goes horribly awry. In between, a transgender student dreams of death, a housewife dreams of Mexico, an economics professor has an affair with a Whole Foods check-out clerk, and the financial crisis rages on. The latest show from the Wolf 359 team director Michael Rau and writer/performer Michael Yates Crowley takes a chainsaw to language, convention and pretension to create a new kind of American story-telling: raw, sexy and painfully funny. Inspired by the words of Psalm 137 and the streets of Evanston, Illinois, A RARE COMEDY asks: how can we sing a song of joy in this strange land? EVANSTON: A RARE COMEDY will be performed at HERE Arts Center as part of its Summer Sublet Series on August 3,4 and 5 2009, following a sold-out run as part of the undergroundzero festival at P.S. 122 in July 2009.

Performances: 

 5/10/2009 at 7:00pm
 7/14/2009 at 9:30pm
 7/15/2009 at 9:30pm
 7/16/2009 at 9:30pm
 7/17/2009 at 7:30pm
 8/3/2009 at 8:30pm
 8/3/2009 at 8:30pm
 8/4/2009 at 8:30pm
 8/4/2009 at 8:30pm
 8/5/2009 at 8:30pm
 8/5/2009 at 8:30pm

Theatre/Venue HERE Arts Center 

145 6th Avenue  New York

Phone Number for Reservations (212)352-3101 
Website for reservations www.here.org  
Running time 1hr. 30min. 

 

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