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Saturday Morning Rehearsal, TUTA Studio, photo by Chris Popio

Hello brave souls, artists and adventurers ~

We at The Wedding need some support (can you say guinea pigs?). The show is opening next weekend and it's a comedy (well, a twisty, Brechtian comedy any way). The work is vitally ensemble based and has such dependence upon timing and the musicality of the text, that the actors have to play together like the delicate and precise inner workings of a clock. We have been learning that rhythm, but will now need to get used to audience response and the measure of raucous laughter ('cause you know, we're just that funny).

That's where you come in...

If you'd be interested in attending a less polished but more affordable preview performance of The Wedding, it would be a great gift to us. Preview performances will run on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week (January 12 and 13) at 8:00 PM and tickets are $15 (more details below). To get on the books, you can email me.

Plus, if you do come down, you can get an affordable, authentic, delicious Polish meal at Podhalanka, which is literally next door to the theatre. While I don't go there often myself (because the menu is rather meat-centric) I've always enjoyed the food (as has everyone I know). It's a dive of a place with little ambiance (or rather, a character all its own) but the food is like something from your Polish grandmother's kitchen...it's hearty, warm and perfect for winter. The staff there is kind and when I have gone in and told them I'm vegetarian, they try to make something for me even if it's not on the menu. Once they surprised me with strawberry and blueberry pierogi...wow, were they good.

Why pass up an evening of Eastern European excellence at such low prices? Check out this bizarre, colorful, musical, lusty wedding reception with a belly full of borscht and blintzes!


TUTA opens the season with Brecht’s 1919 Bavarian folk comedy The Wedding, directed by Artistic Director Zeljko Djukic and featuring original music by Jesse Terrill. When nine middle class self-important guests converge on a young bride and groom’s apartment, each one slowly unravels the joys and horrors of living a pretentious life. As the guests’ uptight facades collapse, an adventure full of music, slapstick humor and social criticism is unleashed. Featuring live original music performed by the cast, The Wedding reflects on times of moral and economic crisis in which all social manners and values such as family, tradition, marriage, virginity, decency, private property, and patriotism breakdown.

The Wedding will run January 14 – February 14, 2010, at Chopin Theatre Studio, 1543 W. Division, Chicago. For Tickets call 847-217-0691 or go online to www.tutato.com.


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 6th, 2010 06:55 pm (UTC)
Ari and I are interested in the Tuesday showing. Polish food... mmmm....
Jan. 6th, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
Oh yes...the Polish food is very good. It would be great to have you two on Tuesday. We'll still be "rough" but it would be great to work out the kinks with some supportive audience members.

I doubt you'll need a reservation (we don't often sell out previews) but if you do decide that you're coming, let me know and I'll put your name in with the box office just in case. :)
Jan. 12th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
We are definitely coming tonight! I'm excited. :)
Jan. 12th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)
SQUEE! I'm so excited. You will be our first house *nervous gulp*!
Jan. 6th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
Oy! Why am I stuck on the *other* Midwest Coast?!?! Theatre and Polish food sounds divine. (ok, I could just go down to Hamtramck before heading over to the Detroit Reperatory Theatre -- but then I wouldn't be seeing *you* on stage, would I?)
Jan. 12th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
Awww - you're so sweet. Thank you for wanting to see the show...who knows, maybe one day!
Apr. 21st, 2010 09:41 am (UTC)
Lovely place
I wish i could come ! looks charming.
I love polish food (http://www.getcook.co.uk)!
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