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Theater Wit
1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60640
773-975-8150
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Street parking is sometimes available, particularly for matinees. Or, for $10 (payable immediately) have one of the valets park your car. Call ahead to make sure the valet service will be offered for the performance you plan to attend.
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Gloria Jean Waber
Allow plenty of time to find parking. Theater has a very small lot that is hard to find.
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attended Apr 01 2011

Fantastic show with 3 uber-talented individuals portraying more than 25 different characters. Anne Sheridan Smith (who plays Mae West as well as the young women who is so fascinated by her) is especially good!

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attended Apr 07 2011

Super amounts of fun! Great cast, great script and (for a film buff, this is key) factually correct! I saw it last night, and I am still using my Mae West voice!

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Website

http://www.bohotheatre.com

Description

Dirty Blonde

by Claudia Shear

Directed by Steve Genovese

Produced by Peter Blair

Conceived by Claudia Shear and James Lapine and featuring songs

from I’m No Angel and She Done Him Wrong, Dirty Blonde explores the phenomenon of the legendary Mae West, one of America’s most enduring and controversial pop culture icons. And it does so with a terrific mix of dialogue and singing from the characters.

Dirty Blonde, which draws its title from the West film quip “I made myself platinum, but I was born a dirty blonde,” tells the story of Jo, an office temp and aspiring actress, and Charlie, who works in the New York Public Library’s film archives, both lonely and obsessive West fans who meet at her grave and form a unique relationship as they swap stories about the career highlights and eventual decline into parody of the woman they worship.

Three actors play twenty-four characters in this piece, dubbed “the perfect, funny, touching, upbeat show” by TalkingBroadway.com.

The play is one of the few in Broadway history to have its entire cast nominated for a Tony Award. BoHo Theatre is proud to bring Dirty Blonde to the stage as a Chicago premiere.

About the Ticket Supplier: Bohemian Theatre Ensemble

Mission:
BoHo Theatre’s mission is to create bold theatre that challenges convention through innovative storytelling and unites artist and audience in the examination of truth, beauty, freedom and love through the lens of human relationships.

Vision:
BoHo Theatre’s vision is to create a shared community of artists and patrons in which all members are moved through art to make thoughtful, well-examined, caring relationships the highest priority in their lives

Being “Bohemian”:
Bohemia is not so much a place on a map but a timeless concept that knows no geographic boundaries. The Bohemian recognizes that cherishing all aspects of art is tantamount to progression of mankind as more than just a living being.

BoHo’s values are defined by the following guiding principles:

The incorporation of the arts as a whole, including dance, music, visual art, graphic design, and other artistic disciplines.

An artistic emphasis on the importance of relationships.

Securing, maintaining, and nurturing the artist’s process.

An artistic focus on introspection.

Storytelling through innovation.

An artistic and organizational commitment to transparency.