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TWG, June 23rd, 2009

Posted by Heidi on June 23, 2008

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It’s going to be awesome you guys. I mean, it’s always awesome, but every week I get to come up with another reason. Tonight it’s because it is finally really summer, and that means we’re going to have a good house. We’ve got 50 people on the books already (for a typical show we’d have about 20 reservations, theater capacity is 150), which means we’ll probably get about 100 people at the show. Which is awesome, because when there are a lot of people in the audience the show has extra energy. So, yes, you should come and make it an even bigger audience.

Also, we’ve added “The Crying Woman”, which is a child’s take on a famous folk tale, and is really amazing and moving. Full running order after the jump.

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TWG June 16th, 2008

Posted by Heidi on June 16, 2008

That's Weird Grandma Celebration of Authors

It’s been an amazing week at BOM. Celebration of Authors was a fantastic show. We had our biggest house ever, at a big fancy theater, with a huge cast. The performances were great It was really wonderful. If you missed it, no worries! You can come to TWG tonight to see some of the stories we performed last Tuesday. Delightful! There are also some videos on YouTube that you really won’t want to miss.

After you’ve laughed at the ninjas and been moved by the appeal to stop the fighting, you’ll need to come to TWG. Full running order for tonight’s show after the jump. As always, you can buy your tickets online in advance with a credit card, or pay cash at the door.

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Will you like to House Manage?

Posted by Heidi on June 2, 2008

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If you’ve come to TWG in the last two years, odds are our House Manager Jon sold you your ticket. He’s been a huge help to BOM for more than two years, and we will miss him a lot…as he is moving out of Chicago in two weeks.

I tried to do a little math. Jon has house managed more than 100 nights of TWG, which not only means that he’s seen the show that many times, but also that he’s spent a couple of hours each week making programs, taking reservations, tracking down forms, and sending house reports. He’s certainly spent more than 300 hours on the CTA commuting to and from the theater. He’s done all of this for free, because he’s just that kind of guy.

People like Jon are what make companies like BOM work. We’re a small non-profit. We can’t pay someone to work at the box office, and it’s incredibly helpful to have the same person at the show week after week, able to answer questions and solve problems without getting flustered or having to call the office. He’s good with people, charming to children and generally delightful to have around.

If you are at the show tonight, Jon’s last show for the foreseeable future, make sure to tell him thanks, and that you appreciate all his work for us.

If you think you might like to be the next Monkey House Manager (or know someone else who might) details after the jump.

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Okay everybody, SAY FUNFEST!

Posted by Lacy on May 25, 2008

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If When you come see That’s Weird Grandma (this Monday or next Monday, then we’re on a tiny hiatus, so get on it! The show ROCKS right now), the first story you will see is a true story about a thoroughly horrifying trip to Six Flags.

I get to take an actual picture during the story, which is producing no end of prize-winning photos.
A little context - John Dixon is the hapless child who is terrified out of his mind.  Everyone else is a collection of miserable and angry clowns/pirates/who-knows-what-else who are both intent on consuming John’s soul AND seriously stoked about getting a novelty keychain with their picture in it, in approximately 2-3 hours.
As you can see, despite playing Angry Clown, in every photo Dixie is delighted that she will be featured on the blog yet again.

SEE THE SHOW! Seriously, it’s exceptionally good right now.