The Good, The Bad, and The Monkey
Singlehood, Dating, and the Search for Something Real
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 

There are three performances in Philly as part of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival:  Saturday, September 11th at 4pm and 8pm, and Sunday, September 12th at 8pm.

The Shubin Theatre (The home of Philly’s Improv Theatre, PHIT)

407 Bainbridge Street

Philadelphia, PA

$10 at the door or on the web

If you know any folks in the Philly area, please tell them about this show!  If you’re into facebook, here are some links to event listings for the Saturday 8pm show and the Sunday show.  Thanks!

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.

“Rountree is amusingly unafraid…”  –Chicago Tribune

“Amanda’s energetic and light performance style is the real anchor of the show…her sense of comedic timing is in full display.”  –An Angry White Guy in Chicago

“Amanda Rountree is radiantly endearing…”  –Chicago Theatre Blog

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