185 Buddhas returns to Chicago in October!

23 09 2013
Chicago, you have four chances to buy just one ticket and see both of these shows!

Chicago, you have four chances to buy just one ticket and see both of these shows!

If you missed seeing this solo show during its run earlier this year, now you’ll have another chance to see it!  But I have even more good news:  185 Buddhas will be appearing along side Kelsie Huff‘s fantastic solo show, Bruiser!  Essentially, you can buy one ticket, but see two great one-woman shows in one night!  Wonderful!

 

 

 

 

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
Sundays at 6pm:  October 13, 20, 27, and November 3

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

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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185 Buddhas heads to the west coast this fall!

8 08 2013

The tour of my solo show about my journey through the world of improv is going on a little journey itself!  I’ve just confirmed some tour dates in some very cool cities on the west coast.  185 Buddhas is coming to Washington state and Oregon in November!  For exact showtimes and locations, please visit my show page.  If you live in one of these cities, I hope to see your face in the audience; if you know anyone who lives in any of these areas, please let them know about the show!  Thanks!

The Chicago Reader says, “Amanda Rountree is a riot!”  Audience members have described the show as “inspiring,” “funny,” “beautiful,” 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.

185 Buddhas185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar
Written and performed by Amanda Rountree, directed by Jen Ellison
Bellingham, WA:  Thursday, November 7, 10pm
Seattle, WA:  Friday/Saturday, November 8/9, 8:30pm

Portland, OR:  Thursday, November 14, 7:30pm

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.





185 Buddhas is coming to Louisville later this year!

29 05 2013

Louisville, Kentucky is a fantastic little city/big town.  I was very lucky to perform my first one-woman show, The Good, the Bad, and the Monkey there a few years back.  Well, I guess they must have liked me or something (or maybe they just liked the monkeys?), because they’ve invited me back!  Produced in conjunction with the Bunbury Theatre Company, I will perform 185 Buddhas in the beautiful and historic Henry Clay building in downtown Louisville this September.  (I just hope no one will be disappointed about the absence of monkeys.)

185 BuddhasThe Chicago Reader says, “Amanda Rountree is a riot!”  Audience members have described the show as “inspiring,” “funny,” “beautiful,” 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.  To purchase tickets for the Louisville performance, click here.

185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar
Written and performed by Amanda Rountree, directed by Jen Ellison
Bunbury Theatre in the Henry Clay building
604 S. Third Street
Louisville, KY
$14
Saturday, September 7, 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.





Thoughts about the show from an audience member…

22 03 2013

I am having a delightful time performing my one-woman show, 185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar…  I can’t believe that the run is almost over!  When I got online this morning, I was greeted by a lovely message from an audience member who saw the show last night.  Here is the message:

“I cannot stop thinking about your show, it’s still talking to me in so many ways. It needs to go viral, more viral than the book of Mormon.  😉  I’m going to promote it to as many people as I can force. Thank you for writing it and sharing it with us.”  -Tareq M.

You don’t have to take his word for it, come check it out on your own!  …But you only have one chance left!

185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar (with opening act, Amy Sumpter)

Amanda Rountree in 185 Buddhas

Amanda Rountree in 185 Buddhas

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!
Thursday, March 28 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 artform, 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.





Only three more chances to see 185 Buddhas!

11 03 2013

The Ides of March is approaching, and you know what THAT means.  It means that you only have THREE chances to see my one-woman show, 185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar… I have a different opening act every night.  All of the acts are wonderful, which means you can’t go wrong (unless you just don’t go)!   So what are you waiting for, Chicago?  Get your tickets now!

March 14:  Kelsie Huff (comedian, solo performer) opens!

March 21:  The Twitty Birds (the world’s only ukelele boy band) opens!

March 28:  Amy Sumpter (comedian, storyteller) opens!

Amanda Rountree in 185 Buddhas

Amanda Rountree in 185 Buddhas

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!
Thursdays in 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 artform, 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.





Opening Acts for 185 Buddhas

21 12 2012

I’m delighted and honored to announce the opening acts for the Feb/Mar Chicago run of my solo show, 185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar…

Feb. 7:  Ever Mainard, comedian
Feb. 14:  Ian Foley, comedian
Feb. 21:  Ed Smaron, singer/songwriter/musician
Feb. 28:  Dave Stinton, comedian
Mar. 7:   Scott Whitehair, storyteller
Mar. 14:  Kelsie Huff, comedian/solo-performer
Mar. 21:  Twitty Birds, Conway Twitty covers on ukelele (Jeff Gandy and Andrew Thorp)
Mar. 28:  Amy Sumpter, comedian/storyteller

Talk about some talented people!  I am incredibly excited to have such amazing folks warmin’ up the crowd for my run!  Hope you’ll make it the show!

185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar
Written and performed by Amanda Rountree, directed by Jen Ellison              185buddhas-poster
Studio Be
3110 N. Sheffield Ave.
$12 in advance, $15 at the door
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.

 





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