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Curious Theatre Branch’s World Premiere of “Moon at the Bottom of the Ocean,” Sept. 1 – 23 at Chicago Dramatists
Curious Theatre Branch presents the first production in its 35th season, the world premiere of Moon at the Bottom of the Ocean, written by Bryn Magnus, directed by Jenny Magnus and assistant directed by Charlotte Lastra, September 1 – 23, at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave.
Who is mooning at the bottom of the ocean? How did the moon even get down there? Writer Paul loves singer Leslie. They’ve been married, let’s say, a while now. But Paul is stuck. He can’t write and the mediocre hack at the corner coffee shop is getting all the accolades. What’s a chump to do? Hire a P.I., obviously, to discover the secret of literary success. Will Paul learn the deep-down mysteries, or find himself washed up? A new comedy by Bryn Magnus, his first Curious production since 2015’s Black River Falls.
Curious has been holding up their end of the Chicago theater scene since 1988, creating new works of the imagination, works focused on language and creatively expressing the difficulties of being human. For the first time in over 20 years, three of the original Curious playwrights, Bryn Magnus, Beau O’Reilly and Jenny Magnus, have new work in the same season. This is an amazing feat for Curious, having three writers all active from the founding of the company in 1988, coming back together to create an amazing season of world premieres.
Curious, now celebrating its 35th Anniversary, continues to evolve as a company, having welcomed five new members in 2023, the first new members in 10 years. Curious is invested in being more canny and skillful at making new art, and bringing younger people out and up so that they can make new stuff and blow everyone’s mind.
Curious aims to promote innovative works of the imagination in the performing arts from a broad and inclusive spectrum of artists and are also devoted to mentoring programs that engage emerging artists as a way to enrich and expand our artistic community.
The regular performance schedule is Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Note: there are no performances Saturday, Sept. 9 and Sunday, Sept. 24. Tickets for Moon at the Bottom of the Ocean are now available at CuriousTheatreBranch.com. Tickets are priced on a “pay what you can” scale, with a suggested price of $20.