Corn Productions has a long (23 years) history of bringing original comedic plays to Chicago, which is why they are proud to present, Rubbing Out Otis: A Film Noir Farce. Written by company member Richard Anderson, Rubbing Out Otis: A Film Noir Farce is a screwball comedy in the tradition of Clue, The Pink Panther and Noises Off. Femme fatales and hardboiled detectives meet mistaken identities and madcap anticsin this fast-paced farcical caper.
Evvents are set in motion when Otis Stump, wealthy beverage mogul, heads to his penthouse intent on bribing Congress, currently investigating the health risks of Udder Blast Energy Milk, unaware that his trophy wife has brought her lover to the penthouse to hatch a plan to collect on Otis’ life insurance policy and his daughterhas arranged a meeting with a notorious gangster at the penthouse to broker a drug deal sure to lend her burgeoning rap career some serious street cred. An eclectic cast of characters including a bumbling secret agent, a duplicitous housewife, a loose-moraled congressman, a notorious gangster, a horny car salesman, an in over his head security guard, an aging hypochondriac, and one poor sap who’s just there to make a craigslist purchase all share one ultimate goal: rubbing out Otis.
So join Corn Productions as they introduce the genre of film noir farce! Rubbing Out Otis: A Film Noir Farce runs Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, April 17th through May 26rd at Cornservatory, 4210 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago 60618. Ticket price is $7 Wednesdays, $10 Thursdays, and $15 Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets can be purchased online, or reserved by calling 773-650-1331.
DRINK! The Sketch Comedy Drinking Game is seeking a person to run the technical elements of their long running late night sketch comedy show.
The positions roles are such:
-create contact list
-set-up/strike performance space
-sweep stage before performances
-mop stage after performances
-sweep/pick up trash in house before and after shows
-write up performance reports, deliver to production team
-serve as liaison to actors
-ensure safety of cast/crew
-call the show (give actors 5 min, places, etc.)
-run lights and sound
The show runs every Saturday night at 11 from May 2nd through June 27th at Cornservatory. Call would be between 10 and 10:30. The pay rate would be $15 per show. The tentative tech schedule is: 4/26: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (TECH) 4/27: 7 – 11 p.m. 4/28: 7 – 11 p.m. With one or two additional rehearsals before hand to get a feel for the show.
Please send resume to [email protected]