Inspired by the works of ancient Roman playwright Plautus, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical tale of love, mistaken identity, and farcical comedy. When Pseudolis, a wily slave living in ancient Rome, is offered freedom by his young master, Hero, in exchange for a favor, he jumps at the chance. The catch? He must help Hero win over Philia, the pretty courtesan next door. This seems impossible, as Philia has been given to Miles Gloriosus, a formidable military captain, who will soon come to take her away. Pseudolis, however, has a few tricks up his sleeve. When Hero and Pseudolis spirit Philia away from her master under the guise that she has contracted the mysterious Cretan Plague, pandemonium ensues.
Tickets cost $33 – $48, and can be purchased here. The show is being performed at Stage 773, located at 1225 West Belmont Avenue until May 24 only! For more information, click here.
Going to be hanging around Chicago for the Summer? Check out one of the many amazing Film Festivals! ArtMattan Productions and the The Facets Cinematheque present the 13th Annual African Diaspora Fest! A variety of Black Independent Films will be showcased from all over the world, including some Chicago and U.S. premieres. Anything from foreign, classic, and urban films to documentaries and animations will be available for viewing, all representing the global Black experience through different perspectives and approaches.
The festival will be held from June 12-18th at the Facets Cinematheque, located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For more information, please call the Cinematheque Hotline at 773.281.4114, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website here.
The classic musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, takes a newly inspired and funky direction under the creative authority of musical director Jeremy Ramey. The musical tells the interesting story of Christ as a scruffy young man in the midst of a movement he cannot control. As a part of Theo Ubiques experience a three course dinner can be purchased.
The musical is being preformed at No Exit Cafe through May 16 on Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 7 PM. Tickets are $34-64 and can be purchased here!