OU Alumni Mark Chrisler’s new play, ENDANGERED will be in Chicago this January and February! The play will be apart of the 27th annual Rhino fest in Chicago and will be produced by Prop Thtr. The play also features an OU acting alumni, Heather Chrisler!
Here is the play synopsis for ENDANGERED: Dave lives with his mother. He plays a lot of video games. And he’s been transformed into an unstoppable, marauding, murderous rhinoceros. Having exhausted all other plans to stop him, the government turns to Lillian Mountweasel, Dave’s former high-school crush. Her mission: date him. A play about the horny, the horned and the horrible.
Here is a brief summary about the festival: This year’s Rhinoceros Theater Festival will be based solely around the work of Eugene Ionesco, particularly his 1959 play, Rhinoceros, to be staged in a full production by Curious Theatre Branch co-founder Beau O’Reilly, with six weeks of new theatrical work by invited artists and companies that will engage with and reconsider this elusive writer of Absurdist theater.
Each year, Curious Theatre Branch curates and produces the Rhinoceros Theater Festival, which provides production and exhibition opportunities to hundreds of artists, drawing thousands in attendance each year. The longest-running multi-arts fringe festival in Chicago, the Rhino features works in theater and performance from Chicago companies and national artists alike.
If you are in Chicago, go check out this awesome new play! Congrats Mark!
DATES AND VENUE
- 7 p.m. Saturday, January 23
- 7 p.m. Saturday, January 30
- 7 p.m. Saturday, February 6
- 7 p.m. Saturday, February 13
- 7 p.m. Saturday, February 20
- 7 p.m. Saturday, February 27
- Prop Thtr • 3502 N. Elston, Chicago
To get more info and tickets to the show click here !!!
More about Mark
Mark Chrisler’s plays have been produced and developed at ACT, The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Stella Adler Studio, The San Francisco Playhouse, Ilkhom Theatre, The Side Project, Prop Thtr, The New York International Fringe Festival, Curious Theatre Branch and many more. He received his MFA in dramatic writing from Ohio University and his BA in theater arts from Northern Illinois University. He is the recipient of many awards and honors, including a Newberry Library Fellowship, a special Orgie Award, a NAPAT New Play Award and the Best Emerging Playwright of 2010 award from The Chicago Reader. He lives in Chicago with his wife, where he serves as a resident playwright for Found Objects Theatre Group, an Artistic Associate for Prop Thtr and teaches playwriting for Silk Road Rising Theatre. His plays are available through Broadway Play Publishing and Smith & Kraus.