My solo show, 185 Buddhas has one more performance in Chicago before it heads to the west coast! And if you come out to see one of these Chicago performances, you’re in for a treat, because my show is running on a double bill with Kelsie Huff’s solo-show, Bruiser.
But you only have one more chance! We’d love to see you there!
185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar & Bruiser
An evening of two solo shows! Amanda’s 185 Buddhas and Kelsie Huff’s Bruiser
3110 N. Sheffield Avenue
Sunday at 6pm: November 3
185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar
The art of improvisation creates stories from thin air, making the unseen seen. For Amanda Rountree, this is not just an art form, but a way of life — one that includes unexpected twists and turns — leading, if not to mastery, to enlightenment. Written and performed by Amanda Rountree, and directed by Jen Ellison, this show follows the artist on her path with all of the funny and touching moments along the way.
The Chicago Reader says, “Amanda Rountree is a riot!” Audience members have described the show as “inspiring,” “funny,” “beautiful,” “insightful,” and “a must-see!“ The Chicagoist picked this show as one of their “three to see.” Click here to watch a trailer for the show. You can also click here to read a review of the show.
BRUISER: Tales from a Traumatized Tomboy
Some girls dream about their wedding day. Others long to play with ponies. Only a select few name and collect their scabs, speak to imaginary rodents in their minds, and make mortal enemies out of cute yellow doggies. Kelsie Huff brings to the Chicago stage the true story of how a misplaced tomboy blossoms into an even more awkward adult. “BRUISER” tackles the hilarity of adolescent and adult humiliation using Huff’s trademark blend of uproarious characters, crushing and unavoidable hereditary influences, and engaging storytelling. Huff shares her unique brand of humor in a new knock-down, drag-out solo show hailed as “comic gold” by the Boulder Daily Camera.
“Huff…a big-time talent, mixes a friendly Midwestern manner with a darker, slap-your-face-funny edge… a fearless chronicler of the awkward and the excruciating…” – The Daily Camera (Boulder)
“Her performance crackles with life and at its very best, gets into rare reaches of emotional ambiguity.” – The Daily Camera
“Bruiser” received 4 out of 4 stars in the Chicago Stage Review and won Best Solo Performance of 2011.