Performance of Moliere’s Tartuffe on Sunday, June 8

At Chief O’Neill’s Irish Pub, doors open at 6 p.m., performance at 8 p.m.

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Location: Chief O’Neill’s Irish Pub, 3471 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60618, 773-583-3066,

Package deals with dinner and drinks–doors open at 6 p.m.:

  1. Groups of two or more would receive a complimentary appetizer. Groups of four or more can receive more!
  2. Buy one entree and received the second entree half off
  3. Drink specials: $4 Smithwicks (ruby red ale from Ireland) and $5 house wines (white and red)

Written in 1664, Tartuffe is a hypocritical con artist, “the man who came to dinner,” who has overstayed his welcome at a high class Parisian household during the era of Restoration. The family wants him out, but first they have to convince Orgon, the male head of the household, that Tartuffe is nothing more than a downright scoundrel. But the family has got to move fast, for Tartuffe has eyes for Orgon’s wife, Elmire — and it’s not about saving her soul, but enjoying her body by employing the fifth deadly sin!



Accidental Shakespeare Theatre Company

Tartuffe and Macbeth

Category: Non-Equity Audition

The Accidental Shakespeare Theatre Company is now accepting submissions for its final two productions of the 2013-2014 season: a staged reading of Tartuffe (directed by AccShakes ensemble member Margaretta Sacco) and a full production of Macbeth (directed by AccShakes Artistic Director Angeli Primlani). Please note that submission does not guarantee appointment slot.

Seeking actors with classical-theatre training and experience and a playable age range of 20′s-70s. Stage-combat and/or strong movement skills are ideal but not required. Actors of all genders and all ethnicities encouraged to apply. All roles in Macbeth open to cross-gender casting other than Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. All roles in both productions open to multi-ethnic casting.

Tartuffe: Rehearsals in May (translation and exact times and locations TBD); performance Sunday, June 8th at Chief O’Neill’s Pub, 3471 N. Elston Ave., Chicago

Macbeth: Rehearsals start in early September (exact times and locations TBD); performances at the Side Project studio space, 1439 W. Jarvis, Chicago from October 16-November 2, 2014.

This production will be set in the United States in 2002. In this conformist political climate, citizens come to realize that their leader is exercising unchecked power and must figure out how best to fight back.

Material To Prepare:
Actors invited to audition can choose to prepare one 2-minute classical monologue or two 1-minute classical monologues. The entire audition must not exceed 2 minutes.

Contact Info:
E-mail headshot and resume with subject heading “Audition Tartuffe/Macbeth”; in the body of the message, please indicate your preferred audition day and time frame. Auditions by invitation/appointment only, May 5-6, 6-9:30 PM.

Andersonville. Callbacks tentatively scheduled for May 11th, 2-8 PM.

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Shock your Sensibilities with Shaw’s “Overruled”!

The Accidental Shakespeare Company is delighted to present:


a one act love comedy by George Bernard Shaw

Tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets, GoldStar, and Groupon 

George Bernard Shaw’s delightful one-act play Overruled (1913) finds the Irish dramatist at his most entertaining and fun. Two married couples take a break from their spouses, leading to an examination of fidelity and adultery. Though not nearly as famous as some of Shaw’s other work, such as Pygmalion, and lacking the heavy messages of the acclaimed playwright’s weightier plays, like Arms and the Man, Overruled offers the chance to laugh at love, lovers and life itself.
Mary’s Attic
5400 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640
April 17, 18, and 19, 2014

A storm is a brewin’…a swirlin’ whirlin’ Tempest of Alchemy Punk and Magic!

Our inaugural production places the magic and spectacle of Shakespeare’s The Tempest into the context of an early 17th century world powered by wind and magic. Magicians, astrologers, and alchemists are just discovering elementary physics, chemistry, astronomy, and navigation. During this time scholars of the natural world study the supernatural with the same intensity. Fairies, elves, and witches are every bit as much a part of the natural world as Mendel’s peas or Galileo’s stars. The worlds of the spiritual, science, and politics clash; very much what we are experiencing today.

Alchemy Punk spawns out of the place where science fiction and fantasy collide. Alchemy Punk is to the early 17th century what Steampunk, a sub-genre of science fiction featuring steam powered machinery, is to the 19th century and Cyberpunk, a post-modern science fiction focused on high tech and low life, is to the late 20th century. Magic and alchemy aside, The Tempest is about people who are caught in the whirlwind of fundamental change. It is a story about revenge and pride, and of love and forgiveness.

The production is directed by Angeli Primlani, Artistic Director and founding member of The Accidental Shakespeare Company. Primlani has worked as an actor, writer, and director with Rasaka Theater Company in Chicago, with Puchmeyer and Misery Loves Company in Prague, Czech Republic and with various regional theaters in the Southeast.

Cast members include Christopher Aruffo (Prospero), Jared McDaris (Ariel), Jamel Booth (Caliban), Mary-Kate Arnold (Miranda), Chris Berghoff (Ferdinand), Gary Henderson (Trinculo), Andrew Mehegan (Stephano), John Amedio (Antonio), Evan Johnson (Sebastian), Julia Kessler (Gonzalo), and Aaron Wertheim (Alonso).

The creative team members consists of Patrick Ham (scenic), Kate Setzer Kamphausen (costume), Benjamin Dionysus (lighting), Melissa Schlesinger (sound), Catherine Cefalu (stage management), Margaretta Tobias (properties), and Ashly Will Dulane (movement).

The Accidental Shakespeare Company presents The Tempest – directed by Angeli Primlani at the Heartland Studio Theatre, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave, Chicago, February 16th through March 3rd 2013. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 1:30pm. The Press Opening is Saturday, February 16th at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10 (Sundays) and $15 (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays).

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