The Chicago Mammals are ready to freak your brain out. They are born and bred to blow your shit out of your ass and do things on stage that will make your peehole pucker up. You'll wonder why they haven't taken over the Chicago storefront scene. But then you realize...THEY HAVE.
ALL GIRL MOBY DICK. Let's talk about that title. Pure brilliance, because it makes you get your ass into the theater. But this isn't some lame burlesque show based on Frogger. This is a troupe of women who can act their asses off. You forget that they are girls, and just get into their characters, who happen to be dudes. Doesn't matter.
But let's be honest. If this was a show called MOBY DICK, and just had a bunch of dudes in it I would have never ever ever seen it and just stayed home and watched Captain America again, because that movie rules.
Erin Orr as Ishmael lures you in with her tortured monologues. Christy Arington as Stubb is the dirtiest, scariest scalywag this side of The Corsican Brothers. But then there's Amy FUCKING Harmon as Ahab. This is a tour de force performance. Her maniacal pursuit of the white whale infects everything she touches with madness. She destroys the stage.
John Wilson's minimal design uses every inch of the Mammals Zoo Studios and it is gorgeous and totally cray cray. Bob Fisher's direction is raw and dangerous, and Fisher and Sara Gorsky's script is cut to the bone and gets to the heart of Melville's tale of tragic hubris.
Plus, Christopher Cross' "Sailing" appears on the pre-show soundtrack.
And guess what? Here's the exclusive news: THEY ARE ADDING SHOWS.
These are the remaining dates:
Friday and Saturday May 18th and 19th
Friday and Saturday May 25th and 26th
Friday and Saturday June 1st and 2nd
Friday and Saturday June 8th and 9th
All performances are at 8pm – BYOB
Zoo Studios 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste 205 Chicago, IL 60613
If you don't see this show, then you are a real jerk. Don't be a jerk!
See some original theater! Stop wasting your life!
All Girl Moby Dick - A (for ALL HOT ASS GREAT ACTOR GIRLS)
-Eric Roach, Anderson Lawfer