Amy Sumpter opens for 185 Buddhas this Thursday!

24 03 2013

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.”  There is only one more show left:  this Thursday, March 28 at 8pm and I am so very excited that the funny and talented Amy Sumpter opens for me on closing night!  Click here to watch a trailer for the show.  You can also click here to read a review of the show.

sumpterAmy Sumpter is a comedic actress who has focused mainly on stand-up for 5 years.  She is a regular performer of The Kates, can be seen in Beast Women, and if you’re lucky you may see her performing in her car.  Just pretend you didn’t see her talking to herself…she is doing bits! She is also in an all female Beastie Boy tribute band called She’s Crafty.

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!
Thursday, March 28 at 8pm

Amanda Rountree in 185 Buddhas

Amanda Rountree in 185 Buddhas

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 anartform, 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.





Last Chance to See 185 Buddhas: March 28

22 03 2013

185 Buddhas185 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!
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.

There’s a different opening act every night!  And I am delighted to announce that Amy Sumpter is opening for me on closing night!  I guess maybe you’re lucky you waited this long to see the show…..’cause she’s pretty awesome.  See you there!





The Twitty Birds open for 185 Buddhas this Thursday!

17 03 2013

There are only two more performances left of my solo show, 185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar.  Every single performance has a different opening act and The Twitty Birds (ukelele boy band featuring Jeff Gandy and Andrew Thorp) open for me this Thursday.  That’s right, y’all.  I said a ukelele boy band!

The Twitty Birds are America’s favorite boy band that has yet to be discovered. Armed with ukeleles and boyish charm, The Twitty birds will make you feel like it’s 1986-2012 all over again! The Twitty Birds, or T-Birds as they were known by briefly in 1998, is currently comprised of two original band members Jeff Gandy and Andrew Thorp.

jeff-gandyJeff Gandy has been working with youth programs since his teen years in Mississippi. In addition to being Director of the Youth Training Center at The Second City, he is currently part of the youth program teaching staff at Old Town School of Folk Music and Joel Hall Dance Center. As an actor and improviser Jeff has performed with many teams at i.O. including Otis, Garbagé, The Strangers and currently Cowboy Couture. His love for sketch comedy is illustrated each time he performs with The Fowler Family.

andrew-thorpAndrew Thorp is an improviser, stand-up comedian, actor, writer, director, and producer of Thorpedo Productions. He improvises with ‘The Stevens Family’ and can be seen in the Donny’s Skybox at The Second City co-running an open mic and performing or writing sketch revues.

185 Buddhas185 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.





The next performance of 185 Buddhas is on March 21

14 03 2013

185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar 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!
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.

There’s a different opening act every night!  And guess what, you guys…..  The world’s ONLY* ukelele boy band, The Twitty Birds (featuring Jeff Gandy and Andrew Thorp), is opening on Thursday, March 21st.  If you miss this show, I don’t know what you’re going to tell your grandchildren.

 

*I’ve never ever heard of a ukelele boy band before, so I’m pretty sure they’re the only one.  But I’ve never been to Hawaii.  They’re for sure the only one in Chicago.  They’ve gotta be.





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.





Kelsie Huff opens for 185 Buddhas this week!

10 03 2013

There are only three more performances left of my solo show, 185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar.  Every single performance has a different opening act and Kelsie Huff is opening for me this Thursday.  Why keep waiting to check out the show?  Please stop by and allow me to share my story with you this week.

Kelsie Huff is a Chicago stand up comedians, performing at venues such as Zanies, Chicago’s Laugh Factory,

Kelsie Huff opens for 185 Buddhas this week!

Kelsie Huff opens for 185 Buddhas this week!

Mayne Stage, and throughout the suburbs. Huff’s humor has “an infectious joyousness that makes you happy to be alive” and she “makes confident choices and creates loud, defined characters that are both unbearable and hilarious”. Kelsie has been described as a “Midwestern American Intangible Cultural Treasure” who makes the audience feel as though they have been transported from a dark comedy club to a private slumber party.  Her one woman show Huffs was given a 4 out of 4 review from Boulder’s Daily Camera, was a “Don’t Miss” in Time Out Chicago and won the Boulder Fringe Festival Encore Award. Kelsie also received the Camera Eye Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Comedy). Kelsie’s second one woman show, Bruiser: Tales from a Traumatized Tomboy received 4 out of 4 stars in the Chicago Stage Review, Best Solo Performance of 2011.

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 Buddhas185 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.





The next performance of 185 Buddhas is on March 14!

7 03 2013

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

Amanda Rountree in 185 Buddhas

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.

There’s a different opening act every night!  I’m delighted that comedian and solo performer, Kelsie Huff will be opening for me on the 14th.