A late-night theater series from the combined forces of Theater Wit and The Inconvenience launches this Saturday, March 23 at 10:30 P.M. First up is Urban Lore: Tales from the Concrete Jungle.
“For our first installment, audiences can expect a broad range of storytellers all telling tales about life in the city late into the night. We want each act to feel like a section of an old EC Horror Comics installment. Think Tales From the Crypt or the like,” said Chris Chmilek, Artistic Director of The Inconvenience.
Billed as a constantly-shifting, late-night, live multi-medium revue showcasing some of this city's best artists, the series focuses on bringing the art of live storytelling back to the stage.
The potent combo of $6 advance ticket prices, live music by atomic space punk band Earth Program and drink specials from the swanky Theater Wit bar enjoyed during the show promises to make The Inconvenience Presents a top draw among the neighborhood’s hipster/ young professional demographics. The lineup may even tempt some adventurous suburban Theater Wit patrons who can accommodate the 10:30 PM curtain time.
Set to repeat the fourth Saturday of every month from March 23 through June 22, The Inconvenience Presents promises to make full use of Theater Wit's three-theater complex at 1229 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. Purchase tickets in advance or for only $8 at the door. Hardcore fans of The Inconvenience and/or Theater Wit may want to go for a four-ticket Flex Pass to the series for only $20..
The Inconvenience is an interdisciplinary collaboration of artists seeking new ways of experiencing art through a mix of music, theatre, dance, fine art and celebration. In 2012, the company was named Best New Theatre by the Chicago Reader, and Best New Company by Chicago Magazine.
If the idea of kicking back with an adult beverage or two while listening to true urban tales of the weird and bizarre late into the night rings your bell, you’ll want to check this series out.