I took my one-woman show to my beautiful hometown, Louisville, KY last summer and it was delightfully well-received.  The folks at the fantastic Bunbury Theatre have invited me and my monkeys back to perform the show again.  I’m happy to announce that we’ve scheduled two performances at the end of April!  Here are the details:

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

…in conjunction with the Bunbury Theatre

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!
Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30 at 8pm
The Bunbury Theatre
604 S. 3rd Street

Tickets are $12

Tickets are available at the door (cash or check only) or online at bunburytheatre.org (credit card). There is a $1.50 processing fee for tickets bought online. If you’d like to make reservations, but don’t wish to pay with credit card, please email bunburytheatrereservations@gmail.com and make sure to pick up your tickets at least 15 minutes prior to the performance, or they will be released.

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

And here’s an article from the Leo Weekly around the first time my monkeys showed up in Louisville.