Rat Pack-Era Comedy Easy Six from Factory Theater
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The last date listed for Easy Six was Friday May 27, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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The headlines in March 1965, much like those of today, screamed racial struggle, violence and tragedy. On March 7, which later became known as Bloody Sunday, hundreds of civil rights activists marching from Selma to Montgomery were blocked, beaten and shot with tear gas by Alabama state troopers. Moved by the footage flooding the news channels, two women travel to Alabama to join the civil rights movement. But once there, they discover that the movement's challenges, much like their own, are more complex than they realized. Company member Amy C. Buckler directs this 20% Theatre Company Chicago world premiere by 20% artistic associate Laura Nessler. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from harumpel
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I have an affinity for small theatres, so attending the performance (my first) at the Prop was especially enjoyable. Staff was friendly, premises well-maintained, nice little bar. Story was cute and it was a nice way to spend a Friday night. Wishing the show much success!
Quotes & Highlights
“The outlandish caper… suggests happy new territory for the company, which here unites its deliberately schlocky aesthetic with storytelling techniques that keep an audience engaged. The evening’s true highlight is the genial Rat Pack dynamic forged by the cast’s men. Meanwhile, Allison Cain gives a commanding performance as the villain’s girl, an austerely camp Bette Davis awash in a world of Chris Farleys.” —Time Out Chicago (Critic’s Pick)
By Scott OKen and Ernie Deak _
“Those guys! Everybody loves those guys… Everything they say is soooo _
funny … They’re always ready with a song … the life of every party! Oh, yay … Here comes Mickey, and Kenny, and the other ones.”
Before there were Clooney and Pitt, there were Frank and Dean… Now there’s Mickey and Kenny!
Factory Theater’s latest and swingiest_, Easy Six takes you back to the Rat Pack era… A little drinking, smoking, scheming, singing, gambling and a whole lot of fun! It all adds up to… _Easy Six. Now ain’t that a kick in the head?!
About the Ticket Supplier: Factory TheaterFounded in Chicago, Illinois in 1992, Factory Theater is a theater organization dedicated to the writing, directing, performance and production of original works written by ensemble members that are accessible to inexperienced as well as seasoned theatergoers. Since 1992 the Factory has produced more than 60 productions that have been enjoyed by both critics and audience members.
Factory Theater bridges the gap between critical acclaim and audience accessibility. Most of their shows have received rave reviews and awards by various publications including The Reader, New City, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, and L.A. Weekly, among others.
In 1998, Factory Theater opened a branch company in Los Angeles, California, and many of their ensemble members relocated out west to pursue careers in film, television and screenwriting and to help create a national presence for the company. Factory Theater has also taken trips out to New York on two separate occasions - in 1998 their After-Dark award winning production of The Vinyl Shop was the hit of the Fringe Festival, and in 2001 Factory was invited to the H.E.R.E. space in Soho by PSNBC to perform The Death And Life Of Barb Budonovich, a short version of their production Varations On Death.
The Factory attributes its success to hard work, dedication, and love for theater. Those attributes continue on in the Factory's vision of writing and producing new works to provide their ever-growing audience with laughter and inspiration.