The Good, The Bad, and The Monkey
Singlehood, Dating, and the Search for Something Real
in conjunction with the Bunbury Theatre
Amanda Rountree takes a hilarious–and at times, heartbreaking–look at the cycles of relationships and the myths that we tell ourselves about finding a soul mate…..using sock monkeys.
Written and Performed by Amanda Rountree
Directed by Jen Ellison
The Bunbury Theater
604 S. 3rd Street
Saturday, August 14, 8pm
I created an original one-woman show last year. I had the absolute pleasure and good fortune of working with a remarkable director and last August, I took the show to Seattle, Bellingham, and Portland on the west coast for previews. I then had a successful 8-week run in Chicago. My next goal was to take it on tour. I performed it (with my new ending!) in Austin, TX last month and am incredibly excited to announce that I’ll be taking this show to my hometown of Louisville, KY later this summer!
This show is a huge deal for me. It’s the most “me” thing I’ve ever done artistically, it’s the biggest project I’ve worked on, and it’s a creation I am very proud of. It would mean a lot to me if you came out to see it.
Please invite others to come! Please click here for the link to the invitation on facebook.
Amanda Rountree’s Bio
Amanda Rountree has been performing improvisational theatre professionally since 1992. She relocated to Chicago in 2007 from Seattle where she was a performer and instructor with Unexpected Productions and a performer and co-artistic director of Playback Theater Northwest. Amanda has entertained audiences in seven countries and countless North American cities utilizing a wide variety of styles, disciplines, and formats. She’s performed everything from improv games in Kentucky and improvised Shakespeare at the Colorado Shakes Fest to drama therapy in Japan and breakthrough formats in Germany. Chicago audiences have seen her in Impress These Apes 2, Don’t Spit the Water, Soiree DADA: Shmukt die Hallen, The Beast Women Cabaret, and Rhino Fest . She is a graduate of Second City’s Conservatory and a company member of WNEP Theatre.
Jen Ellison’s Bio
Jen Ellison has been performing, writing and directing in Chicago for 13 years. Recent directing credits include The Lost Shakespeare Play (by Dave Stinton), Metaluna and the Amazing Science of the Mind Revue (by Joe Janes) for WNEP, Hackneyed for the Collaboraction 2008 Sketchbook, Funsplosion and Single Entendre (which most recently appeared at the TBS Just for Laughs Festival in Chicago) with Kerpatty!. Jen also wrote and directed Let There Be Light..! (Co-written with Dave Stinton in 2003) and Invasion of the Minnesota Normals, which had its Chicago premiere with WNEP in 2006 and was produced by Buzzworks of Los Angeles in March 2008. Jen currently teaches Screenwriting at DePaul University.