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at N Troy St 3502 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL 60618
312-409-3247
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4.3 average rating
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36 reviews
22 stars
attended Nov 06 2010

Desultory storyline; random, inauthentic characters. A few of the workout routines were cute, and Jenny and Jenni were appropriately peppy, but overall, the show needs more cohesion and cogency in order for it to be enjoyable.

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attended Dec 04 2010

Great show! I'm still laughing!!!

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attended Dec 04 2010

HI. Larious! Go!
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Website

http://www.thefactorytheater.com/shows/JennyAndJenni.html

Quotes & Highlights

Watch a video promo for Jenny & Jenni at YouTube.
“The Factory Theater reaches a new high in low comedy with this exquisitely terrible riff on the origin of aerobics… (Shannon) O’Neill — who also plays Jenni — packs her script with deft inanities, which Laura McKenzie’s supremely skilled cast spin into comedic gold…everything comes together for a sublimely idiotic finale.” —Chicago Reader

Description

By Shannon O’Neil

Before the Thighmaster. Before Sweatin’ To The Oldies. And before Jane Fonda, there was Jenny and Jenni! Watch this unlikely duo rise to the top of the exercise and fitness food chain before we even knew there was one. Friends since childhood, Jenny and Jenni overcome difficult parents, initial public mockery, and an evil Jordache model to become trailblazers in the fight to keep America fit and feeling good. Follow the adventures of Jenny and Jenni as they invent the exercise studio, awesome fitness apparel, and the workout video. But will success bring this famous pair true happiness after all they’ve been through? Or will it tear them apart? One journey, two Jennys…..just spelled differently.

About the Ticket Supplier: Factory Theater

Founded 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.