Neither rehearsal nor the real thing. This is the whiz-bang bang-out smash-up playwise beachtime markety marketing video thingy for Beau’s new play Evanston, Which Is Over There, made with real actors in real character in real time. Really opening November 9 at the Side Project.
The two-act comedy takes place in the wilds of Chicago's Rogers Park—its beaches, coffee shops and non-working elevator buildings. Henry Moore, a sometime writer, is passing out and falling in love all over the place, and his sometime friends who can't abide each other—BB, a once-remarkable star of the local stage who now prefers martinis and solid decision making, and Hank, a rhythmically challenged ukulele player—are concerned. Various remedies are tried—Jug Band music, miniature golf, meditation—but nothing seems to be working. His neighborhood, which includes his compulsive counting step-daughter, a Buddhist runner with a penchant for spouting Sufi poems, and a disgraced psychotic cop determined to catch someone for something, surrounds him with life and disappointment.
Featuring Curious members HB Ward, Jeffrey Bivens, Jayita Bhattacharya, Troy Martin, Matt Rieger and Beau O'Reilly, with guests Judith Harding, Cat Jarboe, Sid Page, Nancy Andria, Jordan Stacey, Mitch Salm, Naomi Washer and Shelby Shaw.
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