After running my one-woman show in Chicago in the fall of 2009, I’ve toured it to several cites.  But I’m happy to announce that I’ll be performing it in Chicago again this April!  If you haven’t gotten a chance to see it yet, the monkeys and I sure would love it if you came out to one of the two performances.  If you saw it last time, I wholeheartedly thank you for coming out!  If you enjoyed the show, please spread the word to friends you think might enjoy it!

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

Two performances only!
Fridays, April 1st & 8th at 7:30pm
The Second City’s DeMaat Theatre
1608 N. Wells Street

Tickets are $12 (or $10 for students)

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. 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 the Second City 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.

Here’s what the press is saying about Amanda:

“Rountree is amusingly unafraid…[her] quirky approach has considerable charm and appeal.” ~The 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

“…she conveyed the charm of film icon Mary Pickford.” -Broadway World Chicago