When Alice Klieg (played by Kristen Wiig), a young woman with Borderline Personality Disorder wins the lottery, her life is suddenly turned on its head. Welcome to Me follows Alice as she is catapulted into the high life overnight and leaves living off government benefits behind. Alice decides to use her new found wealth to fund a her own talk show where she discusses a range of random subjects, be it making a meatloaf cake, shaming her high school bullies, or neutering dogs. As her talk show becomes increasingly popular, her personal life continues to spiral out of control. Find out if Alice will be able to fix damaged relationships with her loved ones as she approaches a breaking point.
Welcome to Me is now playing at the Music Box Theatre! For more information and to tickets, check out their website.
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.