Buddhas/Bruiser: Only ONE more chance!

20 10 2013

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
Studio Be
3110 N. Sheffield Avenue
Chicago
$20
Sunday at 6pm:  November 3

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE STUDIO BE CALENDAR TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Chicago, you have three more chances to buy one ticket and see these two shows!

Chicago, you have only one more chance to buy one ticket and see these two shows!

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.

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One more chance to see a preview of 185 Buddhas BEFORE the run!

16 01 2013

Lifeline Theater’s Fillet of Solo Festival is still running through most of this month–and that means you still have another chance to check out Amanda Rountree’s one-woman show, 185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar…  If you can’t make it this month, no worries!  185 Buddhas runs every Thursday in February and March at Studio Be on Chicago’s north side.

185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar
Written and performed by Amanda Rountree, directed by Jen Ellison
Heartland Studio Theater
7016 N. Glenwood Avenue
$10 Buy Tickets!
Sunday, Jan. 20 at 4pm

185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar
Written and performed by Amanda Rountree, directed by Jen Ellison
Studio Be
3110 N. Sheffield Ave.
$12 in advance, $15 at the door Buy Tickets!
A different opening act each night!  Thursdays in February and March at 8pm

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.

There are some pretty fantastic acts lined up to open for 185 Buddhas in the Feb/Mar run!  Look at this list!

Feb. 7:  Ever Mainard                                   185buddhas_palmcard_front-01
Feb. 14:  Ian Foley
Feb. 21:  Ed Smaron
Feb. 28:  Dave Stinton
Mar. 7:   Janna Sobel
Mar. 14:  Kelsie Huff
Mar. 21:  Twitty Birds
Mar. 28:  Amy Sumpter





185 Buddhas debuts in just two weeks!

19 12 2012

I am just two weeks away from debuting my solo show, 185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar at Lifeline’s Fillet of Solo Festival!  It’s a chance to get to see my show BEFORE its run in February and March!  And seeing something before it technically opens is kinda like having a super power!  So see my show in January and be a super hero!  Yay!

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.

I’m previewing this show at Lifeline Theater’s Fillet of Solo Fest with THREE performances in January
Heartland Studio Theater
7016 N. Glenwood Avenue
$10 Click here to purchase tickets online            185buddhas-poster
Thursday, January 3, 8:30 pm
Saturday, January 12, 8:30 pm
Sunday, January 20, 4:00 pm





The Ultimate Storytelling Event

5 06 2012

I am incredibly honored and excited to be one of the storytellers in Chicago’s 13th Annual SKALD Storytelling Competition hosted by the wonderful WNEP Theatre.  The first night is improvised storytelling, the second night, each storyteller gets seven minutes to spin their yarn.  I’ll be there Saturday the 16th.  Will you?  Click here to get your tickets!