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New Millennium Theatre Company kicks off 2002 with Lumpkin’s Big Top, a new work by Chicago writer Thurston Cobb at The Theatre Building.
Chicago (January 1, 2002)- Cobb’s darkly hilarious, deliciously scandalous, often absurd new play sets out to engage its audience as it tests the boundaries of reality and fantasy. Lumpkin’s Big Top, directed by Thurston Cobb, runs March 22-May 5, 2002. Opening night press/preview performance of Lumpkin’s Big Top, will be Friday March 22, 2002 at 7:30 pm at The Theatre Building; located at 1225 W. Belmont.
Performances will be shown on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and on Sundays at 4:00 pm from March 22 to May 5, 2002. Ticket prices are $15 general, and a student/senior rate as well as group rates are available. For more information about performance dates, group rates and discounts or to reserve tickets call The Theatre Building box office at 773-327-5252.
“…it’s time to laugh…”
Lumpkin’s Big Top is a behind-the-scenes story of a popular children’s television show, starring America’s favorite clown Lumpkin. The story revolves around Lumpkin and all of his cohorts, on a not-so-average day on the set of Lumpkin’s Big Top. Through the revelation that computer animation is about to supercede live actors on the popular show, the story’s purpose turns dark, as the clowns of Lumpkin’s Big Top reveal the flawed human beings they are behing the colorful makeup and costumes. Essentially turning the audience into its own character, Lumpkin and the rest of the cast discover the dark humor and twisted nature of what happens when sex, betrayal, revenge, ego and…clowns collide. The play challenges us to explore the point where reality morphs into absurdity; and plays with the notion of “ what you see isn’t always what you get”.
When and Where
New Millennium Theatre Company’s production of Lumpkin’s Big Top opens March 22 and runs through May 5, 2002 at The Theatre Building- 1225 W. Belmont. Performances will be shown Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 4:00pm from March 22 to May 5, 2002. Ticket prices are $15 general with student/senior and group rates available. For more information about performance dates, group rates and discounts or to reserve tickets, call 773-327-5252