Renaissance Faires and Wild West Shows Collide in the Satiric Ren Faire! A Fistful of DucatsProp Thtr, at N Troy St (3502 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL 60618)
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The last date listed for Ren Faire! A Fistful of Ducats was Saturday September 1, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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Inspired by the popular programs of the early 1960s, Prop Theater Group brings you this dance and variety show featuring Chicago's own Revelettes. These retro go-go dancers recreate the zany beach parties and outer space adventures of the '60s with their wild dance performances. The show will also feature comedians, circus acts, vintage film montages and house band The Reveltones performing flashback favorites live on stage. Plus, you'll get to enjoy games tailored for the audience and the chance to win prizes. Learn More
Goldstar Member Tips
Small concession stand, tiny water bootles for sale and alcohol, eat dinner beforehand
Lots of parking on the street and a quick walk off the 152 Addison bus on Elston
18 Goldstar Member Reviews
Written on Aug 27 2012
So much fun - so many one liners zipped by me I would like to see it again just to catch more of them! This show made me laugh out loud, a lot, which is rare for me! You don't see this kind of physical comedy in Chicago. Go see it, it's bawdy and delightful!
Written on Aug 20 2012
The show was fast paced and very funny. There were tons of puns and references to various films which even the casual or non-theater-goer would appreciate. I attended with a teen who also laughed and enjoyed himself. Would recommend this to anyone with a sense of humor and appreciation of the absurd! 70's music also added to the entertainment.
Written on Aug 14 2012
Pretty raunchy, but what do you expect of the Elizabethan era? It was fall out of your seat funny.
Written on Aug 13 2012
This was one of the funniest plays i have seen in a while. Yes some of the references called for language, (that if your easily offended stay at home) but I think it reflected the type of characters that you find at theses places. Need yea forget, they are carnies!!
Great musical number out of the blue and a great "slow mo" scene.
Top notch acting and a fun little venue. If you love live performances, realistic language humor and quality acting, must go!
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- "Kyle Hamman’s production reaches—lunges, even—beyond the usual Factory lampoonery, evoking Mel Brooks’s genre parodies like Blazing Saddles while displaying wicked wit, satisfying comic timing, and fantastic swordplay." --Time Out Chicago (four stars -- Critic's Pick)
- "Lowbrow humor pairs well with high-class execution..." --The Chicago Reader
- "...an 85-minute hybrid of spaghetti western and Elizabethan swordplay."--Chicago Theater Beat (Three Stars)
WARNING: In Traditional Factory Tradition, this play is Traditionally raunchy ... be warned!
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.