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PLAYGROUND PERFORMER SPOTLIGHT: NICK POLK!

Friday, January 17, 2020

Performer Spotlight! Every so often, The Playground Theater likes to highlight a performer and give them a moment to talk about their time and feelings in comedy. This week, we’ve chosen to give the spotlight to Nick Polk.

Q: What things have you been a part of at the playground?

A: I have put up “Another Comedy Party,” a fun variety show here. I’ve opened for the real housewives of improv which was insanely fun.

Q: How long have...

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Absurdity House

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Join us for our first performance of the new year Thursday, January 9th @ 10:00 PM for all things weird at ABSURDITY HOUSE, The Playground Theater’s newest variety show! Whether it’s musicians, poets, balloon animal makers, dancers, magicians, anything at all, we’ve got it! After all, absurdity comes in all forms.

January Lineup:

CHRISTINE FERRERA

CACOPHONY

ROBERT MORVAY

LIA CUNDIFF

JAYE RODRIGUEZ

ALEX ERIC CHRISTOPHER

DREW MCCALL...

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Playground Performer Spotlight: Nick McDowell

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Performer Spotlight! Every so often, The Playground Theater likes to highlight a performer and give them a moment to talk about their time and feelings in comedy. This week, we’ve chosen to give the spotlight to Nick McDowell, a member of one of our Incubator teams-The Leftovers.

Q: What things have you been a part of at The Playground Theater?

A: College Night, Leftovers – Incubator Team, Kaleidoscope

Q: How long have you been performing?

A: 12...

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Playground Performer Spotlight: Jenny Wright!

Performer Spotlight! Every so often, The Playground Theater likes to highlight a performer and give them a moment to talk about their time and feelings in comedy. This week, we’ve chosen to give the spotlight to Jenny Wright, a member of one of our Incubator teams-The Leftovers.

Q: What things have you been a part of at The Playground?

A: I have been a part of the Incubator Program, Fresh Meat, a few one-off performances, the Mosaic...

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Cherub: Unwrapped!

Monday, December 9, 2019

This holiday season The Playground Theater has been blessed with beautiful, hilarious angel babies AKA Cherub. This wacky crew of goofs has been delighting audiences across the city of Chicago and The Playground has been lucky enough to have them over the last couple months. I, Lizzie Kaniecki, have had the pleasure of being their tech person throughout their shows at The Playground and I really and truly always look forward to their presence and...

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