PerformInk is Chicago's entertainment industry trade publication.
Pictured: Savannah Cannistraro. Photo courtesy of Pride Arts Center.
Pride Arts Center has announced the debut of their late night programming with an original sketch-comedy piece entitled “26,” written by Chicago theater, sketch, and improv artists and featuring a cast of 8.
Directed by Brian Gore and assistant directed by Allison Heinz, the production features Savannah Cannistraro, Donovan Mullings, Edward Fraim, Amanda Forman, Alyssa Ratkovich, Matthew Lunt, Kallie Rolison, and Ross Christian.
The playwrights include Sean Graney, David Cerda, Susan Messing, Rachael Mason, Lindsay Bartlett, Derek Van Barham, Becca Brown, Robert Bouwman, Tim Skau, and Brittany Vogel and more.
Inspired by the ABC’S OF DEATH horror anthology, “26” showcases 26 short sketches, each represented by a different letter of the alphabet. The guest writers have been randomly assigned a letter for which they chose a word that begins with that letter to serve as the title of their sketch. A cast of 8 will perform each sketch that spans the gamut of comedy, drama, surrealism, performance art and absurdism.
“26” runs every Friday at 11pm, May 26th through July 14th at The Buena Theater inside the Pride Arts Center, located at 4147 N Broadway Ave Chicago IL. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/pac26