Chicago, IL —
Brian Posen, artistic director of Stage 773 and The Cupid Players, is proud to announce The Cupid Players and their production Cupid Has A Heart On: A Musical Guide to Relationships are moving from the iO Theater to Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The witty and irreverent musical sketch comedy troupe, which is now in its 10th year of an open run, comes home to Stage 773, performing every Saturday beginning August 11at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 (student discounts available) and may be purchased at www.Stage773.com or by calling 773.327.5252.
"We are grateful to everyone at iO Theatre who made the last decade of Cupid Players a success, especially Charna Halpern (executive director of iO). Now that the construction is done and Stage 773 is up and running, it makes sense, as producers of The Cupid Players, to have them be a part of our Stage 733 family. We look forward to opening night and a long successful run in their new home," said Brian Posen.
Backed by a lively pianist, the comic musical performers of The Cupid Players perform songs and scenes developed by the cast under the direction of Posen. The production's sketchescombine sharp writing and catchy songs with a witty take on relationships, love and life. The result is a musical sketch show that is raunchy, sweet, cynical, touching, smart, inane and – above all – very, very funny.
Stage 773 celebrates off-Loop Chicago performing arts and artists, Stage 773 is a non-profit Chicago company that produces The Cupid Players, Bri-Ko, The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, Street Tempo Theatre and other programs, as well as offering subsidized theater rental space to the hundreds of Chicago's itinerant off-Loop companies and performers. Stage 773 is located at 1225 W. Belmont . Stage 773's four theaters are home to performances by some of Chicago's most innovative, creative and passionate off-Loop performing artists.