The Factory Theater,1623 W. Howard St., is pleased to announce the return of their annual Holiday Show available for viewing exclusively online. The Factory Theater Holiday Special consists of 4 all-new performance pieces: Hamilton Beach 4/20 Special, All Is Calm, There’s Always Time, and Elf Slang for Murder.
The online production runs December 17 – January 6.Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 3 and are $10. With the purchase of a ticket, patrons will receive a link that will be active for one week—from Friday morning through Thursday evening. Patrons will be allowed to choose their preferred viewing week. For more information and to purchase tickets visit https://thefactorytheater.com.
Hamilton Beach 4/20 Special:Hamilton Beach is playing at his usual dive. Let’s have a drink, we won’t even notice him. Written by and starring Michael Jones*. Directed by Becca Holloway*.
All Is Calm: Christmas Eve, 1914 – We follow two homesick soldiers on the Western Front from opposite trenches as they brave No Man’s Land in the midst of World War I’s famous Christmas Truce. Written by Chase Wheaton-Werle*. Directed by Spenser Davis* and featuring E.M. Davis* and Vic Kuligoski.
There’s Always Time: After the world is saved on New Year’s Eve, Mags travels through space and time with her new alien friend to help other civilizations from catastrophe. Her mother and best friend eagerly await her visit every NYE, but time, as they say, is fiddly. Written by Phil Claudnic*. Directed by Chase Wheaton-Werle* and featuring Brittney Brown*, Kim Boler*, Marisa Lerman and Christy Arington.
Elf Slang for Murder: In a reindeer eat reindeer world, nothing is what it’s cracked up to be. Part Airplane!, part Tex Avery, Elf for Murder is destined to be a holiday classic. Written and directed byLinsey Falls* and featuring Josh Zagoren, Brian Heath, Lee Peters, Jennifer Betancourt* and Barry Irving.
*Denotes Factory Theater Ensemble member
For nearly 30 years, the Factory has created its shows from scratch, doing exactly the kind of theater they wanted to do. From writing workshops to the closing night bash, Factory shows are a unique experience that fits its exacting standards: original, bold, and full-tilt. Its shameless Ensemble are ambassadors of a good time, making certain that Chicago remains heartily entertained.