Burning Bluebeard

  • Burning Bluebeard premiered at The Neo-Futurist Theater in November 2011. Inspired by the true story of Chicago’s 1903 Iroquois Theatre Fire, Burning Bluebeard is the story of six singed clown performers who emerge from the burnt remains of history attempting to perform their spectacular Christmas Pantomime once and for all. But this time, they hope to finally reach the true happy ending of their second act and avoid the fateful fire that killed 600 of its audience members. Burning Bluebeard is a whimsical romp with a sensitive heart, a joyful eulogy with a sharp irreverent wit including music, clowning, tumbling, acrobatics and dance. Each performance is a vaudevillian delight with a story that excavates the poetic and poignant remains of a piece of Chicago’s rich history.

Burning Bluebeard
  • Location: Neo-Futurist Theater
  • Address: 5153 N. Ashland Ave.
  • 12/27/2018, 12/29/2018, 12/30/2018, 12/31/2018
  • Neo-Futurist Theater