THE AMERICAN DEMIGODS will present THE FACTORY THAT MAKES DEVILS, an evening of short horror themed plays written and directed by Rory Leahy.
We’ve assembled a wonderful cast that includes Jessica Beustring (The Rivals, Hendrix College) Anne Marie Boyer (Jesus Camp The Musical, Corn Productions , The Dream Journal of Doctor Jekyll, Mammals) David DeVries (of the comedy team D & K) Justin Lance (Jesus Camp The Musical, Dog Sees God Odradek Theater) Lisa Lennington (The Neighborhood Watch, Second City Skybox) Melissa Nelson (The David Bowie Christmas Special, New Millennium Theatre) Bryn Packard (Doubt, Triton College,Macbeth, Bailiwick Directors Festival) and David Wilhelm (The Irrelevant Adventures of Jarvis McFadden, American Demigods, Bad Guys in Suits, Hobo Junction).
THE FACTORY THAT MAKES DEVILS is a series of shorts that blend horror and humor. Andrew Lumnos has conquered death, or so he claims Two young people flee from an unseen horror in the woods but one of them has a secret that will change their relationship forever. A woman faces her own mortality and asks, if you had the power to change your fate, what price would you pay? All taking place in a dimly lit world where anything can happen…
The trailer can be viewed on vimeo.
Rory Leahy’s previous play, The Irrelevant Adventures of Jarvis McFadden was called “quirky and charming” by Centerstage Chicago and praised for its “raw honesty and offbeat intelligence” by the Chicago Reader.
Other American Demigods productions have included Erratica: An Academic Farce by Reina Hardy, called “A smart little sleeper of a romantic comedy” by the Windy City Times, “sharp and sassy” by Chicago Theater Beat, and lauded for its “punch and verve” and “nimble wit” by the Chicago Reader.
The show will be performed every Friday and Saturday night at 8pm between May 25th and June 9th, 2012 at the Apollo Studio Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Avenue, $15 admission, $12 with student ID. Tickets go on sale Friday April 27th at Ticketmaster and apollochicago.com or by calling (773) 935-6100.