The Stuntmen: Chicago's Only Fully-Improvised Action Movie
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The last date listed for The Stuntmen was Saturday February 26, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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A violent cycle of corruption and betrayal is set in motion when the popular King Duncan of Scotland is murdered by Macbeth, his trusted friend. Macbeth -- with his manipulative wife by his side -- achieves the power he believes he deserves, but the price is tragically high. Shakespeare's masterpiece provides a glimpse into the human heart, with the "black and deep desires" that are often found in even the best of men and women. Organic Theater Company's fresh take on this ageless tale sees this power couple's journey in its grotesque complexity. Learn More
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The Stuntmen united in 2009 for a single purpose – to never again perform in a “talking heads” comedy sketch. They were weary of seeing scenes in which two modern-day people sit and talk about events that occur off stage. The Stuntmen deliver an eclectic array of sketches inspired by the action film genre. And yes, the action occurs on stage. They’re physical, frenetic, and we’re not afraid to take a few bumps and bruises for the cause.
The Stuntmen’s shows are filled with car chases, ninjas, time bombs, time travel, bank heists, and unblockable kicks. Conspicuously absent? Scenes in which two generic friends talk about their day over a latte.
The Stuntmen bring over 30 years of combined comedic performance experience to deliver shows that demand the audience’s attention. Action movies are high stakes, over-the-top affairs with heroes and villains and conflict; add a humorous twist, and voila! The Stuntmen.
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