Sad Songs for Bad People and WORMS
MONDAY, AUGUST 17
Theater! Puppets! Music! People!
Rough House (Chicago) is bringing Sad Songs for Bad People to EMP! Opening up the night is WORMS, a playlette featuring Sarah Jacklin, Kate Hardwicke, and Madison Coan.
ABOUT SAD SONGS FOR BAD PEOPLE
Outfitted with piles of puppets and an indomitable love of the macabre, a ragtag troupe of performers takes the stage. With freshly polished shoes and a can-do smile, they’re here to let us trade in our troubles for an evening of murder ballads, ditties of death, and songs of tragic misfortune. But as puppet casualties accumulate, ill-buried tensions begin to surface and threaten to shatter the troupe’s facade.
Accompanied by the live jams of the Rough House band and featuring dozens of hand-crafted puppets, Sad Songs for Bad People will delight you, titillate you, gingerly prod the soft spot in your heart, and scratch the darkest of your itches.
Sad Songs for Bad People is a production of Rough House Puppet Theater from Chicago.
Performed by Kay Kron, Maddy Low, Claire Saxe, Mike Oleon, Sean Hughes and Andrew Yearick. With puppets by Grace Needlman, Cammi Upton, Will Rudolph, Eddy Rivera and Emma Alamo. Puppets and puppet direction by Mike Oleon. Co-directed by Jeremy Ohringer. Music Direction by Sean Hughes.
Worms is playlette written by Sarah Jacklin. It is about worms.