“‘Sad Songs for Bad People’ isn’t just a darkly humorous puppet show, it’s also a beautifully realized meta theatrical statement about why we sing sad songs and what they mean to us.”
-Eli Keel, LEO Weekly. Read the article here.
Running November 20th to December 12 at the Neofuturarium, Chicago. 5153 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, Il 60640
Sad Songs for Bad People invites you to trade in your troubles for an evening of murder ballads, ditties of death, and songs of tragic misfortune. Armed with piles of puppets, an arsenal of musical instruments, and a cheerful obsession with the macabre, the Sad Songs band is determined to put on one helluva show. But as puppet casualties accumulate, ill-buried tension begins to surface and threatens to shatter the band’s sunny facade.
Rough House Theater’s Sad Songs for Bad People will thrill you, shock you, gingerly prod the soft spot in your heart, and sate the hunger for dark puppet theater you never knew you had.
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.