Armando Diaz' Eventé explores the causes and repercussions of the events in people's lives. Originating from a suggestion from the audience of an everyday event, cast members create characters that focus on the circumstances leading up the event and the impact the event has on their future.
The show will run Saturdays at 10:30 at the WNEP Theater, 3209 N. Halsted St., Chicago, January 5 through February 16, 2002 (no show February 2). Call (773) 755-1693 for reservations.
The show will also be performed at the Chicago Improv Festival on the Showcase stage.
The cast of Eventé includes Patrick Brennan, Laurel Coppock, Dina Facklis, Fuzzy Gerdes, Shaun Himmerick, Elizabeth McNaughton, Phillip Mottaz, Rob Smith, Nancy Howland Walker, Zach Ward and Julia Wolfe.
Director Armando Diaz, formerly of Chicago, is a comedy/improv director, writer, and instructor. His work has been seen in Chicago at the Annoyance Theater, Second City, and includes the long running The Armando Diaz Experience at the ImprovOlympic. Diaz spent two seasons writing for the sketch comedy show The Upright Citizens Brigade for Comedy Central. He has directed numerous stage shows in New York, including the hugely popular Marooned, Two Irish Jerks and the cult-hit Perverts. He currently resides in New York where he teaches improv and sketch comedy and is a founding member of Leché Magica, a guerilla comedy video movement.
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Producer and cast member Fuzzy Gerdes is keeping a journal of the rehearsal process for the show.