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"Everyone is just jealous."

In a swank French hotel room in the mid-1960s, an artist hides out from a world that's turned on him. As a cavalcade of familiar faces tries to break down his door, he smokes, talks, drinks, and tries not to think about acoustic versus electric. But when a prime career opportunity lands on the table, he has to decide which version of himself he wants to be, and how to keep the past from bubbling up beneath him. Calamity West delivers a hilariously sardonic examination of how you hold on to your art when everyone else thinks that it's theirs.

 

Approximate run time: 2 hours, with one intermission

 

November 20 - December 18, 2016

Richard Christiansen Theatre at Victory Gardens

2433 N Lincoln Avenue

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Sideshow is happy to provide the following accessible services for the performances listed:

 

Audio Description and Touch Tour:

Sunday, November 27: 1:30pm Touch Tour; 3pm performance

 

Open Captioning:

Saturday, December 3: 3pm performance

Saturday, December 10: 3pm performance

Friday, December 16: 7:30pm performance

Saturday, December 17: 3pm performance

CAST

PRODUCTION TEAM

PHOTOS

PRESS

by Calamity West

directed by Marti Lyons

 

November 20 - December 18, 2016

Richard Christiansen Theatre at Victory Gardens

2433 N Lincoln Avenue

 

Run time: 2 hours, with one intermission

In a swank French hotel room in the mid-1960s, an artist hides out from a world that's turned on him. As a cavalcade of familiar faces tries to break down his door, he smokes, talks, drinks, and tries not to think about acoustic versus electric. But when a prime career opportunity lands on the table, he has to decide which version of himself he wants to be, and how to keep the past from bubbling up beneath him. Calamity West delivers a hilariously sardonic examination of how you hold on to your art when everyone else thinks that it's theirs.

 

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Sideshow is happy to provide the following accessible services for the performances listed:

 

Audio Description and Touch Tour:

Sunday, November 27: 1:30pm Touch Tour; 3pm performance

 

Open Captioning:

Saturday, December 3: 3pm performance

Saturday, December 10: 3pm performance

Friday, December 16: 7:30pm performance

Saturday, December 17: 3pm performance

In a swank French hotel room in the mid-1960s, an artist hides out from a world that's turned on him. As a cavalcade of familiar faces tries to break down his door, he smokes, talks, drinks, and tries not to think about acoustic versus electric. But when a prime career opportunity lands on the table, he has to decide which version of himself he wants to be, and how to keep the past from bubbling up beneath him. Calamity West delivers a hilariously sardonic examination of how you hold on to your art when everyone else thinks that it's theirs.

 

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Sideshow is happy to provide the following accessible services for the performances listed:

 

Audio Description and Touch Tour:

Sunday, November 27: 1:30pm Touch Tour; 3pm performance

 

Open Captioning:

Saturday, December 3: 3pm performance

Saturday, December 10: 3pm performance

Friday, December 16: 7:30pm performance

Saturday, December 17: 3pm performance