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Babes With Blades Theatre Company Presents Women Of 4G
ABOUT THE SHOW
Ride or Die is an all-woman sketch cult that won’t shut up about murder – but being a scary witch ghost axe killer can be EXHAUSTING. Sometimes, all we wanna do is curl up in our yoga pants and Uggs to photograph our açaí bowls and just, like, chill out like it’s 2007 and we don’t have to critically analyze the world around us yet lol! So this summer, we’re breaking down what it means to be “basic” (and if you make a pH joke, we will eject you from the theater.) Come for the sentient PSLs, stay for the #thoughtfulpoliticalanaysis, or just come for ALL OF IT because women contain multitudes, bitch!!!
Cast: Sara Costello, Libby Marshall, Xu
Directed by Elisabeth Del Toro
Music Directed by Corson Barnard
50 MIN | SEATING 15 MIN PRIOR TO SHOW | NO INTERMISSION
Babes With Blades Theatre Company’s (BWBTC) 22nd anniversary season launches with Women Of 4G, August 1 – September 14, written by Amy Tofte, direction by Lauren Katz, assistant direction by Stephanie Mattos and fight direction by Maureen Yasko. All performances are at The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St. Preview performances are Thursday, Aug. 1 – Saturday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. Opening Night is Friday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. Regular performances are Thursdays – Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Preview tickets are $10, general admission are $28 with a discounted student and senior price available at $15. Every show has a limited number of $10 tickets for industry professionals who must present proof of theatre industry affiliation. Additional information and tickets are available now at BabesWithBlades.org or by calling 773.904.0391.
Seventy-five years in the future, an all-female crew and their male captain depart on what appears to be a routine mission to Mars until the captain is murdered and the real mission comes to light. Part murder mystery, part space thriller, Women of 4G uses a science fiction world to ask questions about women in power as well as their leadership, responsibility and, ultimately, sacrifice.
Women Of 4G SPECIAL EVENTS
Open Caption Weekend
August 22 – 25
All Women of 4G performances August 22 – 25 weekend feature open captioning by Caption Point, on a screen provided by the Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium (CCAC) Accessible Equipment Loan Program. The CCAC Accessible Equipment Loan Program is made possible through major funding by the Michael and Mona Heath Fund.
September 12 – 14
The Babes will be accepting donations from audiences the final weekend of the run for Step Up. Step Up propels girls living or going to school in under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women. For more information on Step Up, please go to SUWN.org.