Now that I have your attention, let me tell you what’s going on here. This is the artwork for the program and poster for the play Busting Out ’06 – Toying With the Tyranny of Time. Aside from the fact that I was in the audience for opening night on Tuesday, I very much have a personal stake in this show.
First and foremost, I wrote a song for the show. If you’d like to read the lyrics and learn more about that, you can read a post I made a few months ago about it by clicking here. I have to admit I was rather nervous as the two women began performing it. I think they did fine, but I’m hoping I get another chance to see it so I can view it a little more objectively. One of those two women, by the way, was my dear friend FP who, oh, let’s see . . . co-wrote the show, acted in it, produced it, and did 1,001 other little things to make the show happen, as well as posing for the above poster!
This rather ungainly photo, which I snapped while standing in front of the theater on Sheffield Avenue, was the best I could manage toward the goal of capturing both the name of the theater and the name of the play in the same shot. You can see the poster in the window and the Stage Left Theatre sign above. Here are the rest of the details:
Stockyards Theatre Project presents
Busting Out ’06 – Toying With the Tyranny of Time
At the Stage Left Theatre
3408 North Sheffield Avenue, Chicago
Playing Tuesdays and Wednesdays through September 13
Performance time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15
For reservations, call 773-936-7896
There was one other duty I performed in the service of this play. I did the design and layout of the program. I have to share the following typo, which I spotted only after the final version had been sent to the printer (for the sake of privacy, I have truncated last names in this graphic). The fellow who did the poster design has been inadvertently listed twice, and if you want to know who was responsible – just read between the lines! Yeah, that’s my credit for the program nestled right between the two identical listings!
I also want to add that the show is a lively and very entertaining collection of comedy, drama, song, and dance that lives up to the promise of its title. If you’d like to know more about Stockyards, pay a visit to The Stockyards Theatre Project web site.