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CHICAGO — FOUL PLAY presents for the first time original improv and sketch comedyinspired by sports, at Bughouse Theatre, 1910 W Irving Park Rd., every Sunday in November (11/6, 11/13, 11/20, and 11/27). FOUL PLAY’s form takes inspiration from long-form improvisation and parodies of cult classic sports movies we all love. Directed by Ross Dobbins and Jhonn Rusic. The preview performance is Sunday, November 6 at 8 p.m., with the press opening Sunday, November 13 at 8 p.m., the regular performance schedule is November 20 at 5 p.m. and November 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available now at for only $10.


Sports have shaped the cultural landscape of Chicago since its founding and FOUL PLAY brings together the Windy City’s love for sports and improv comedy that is entertaining for adult audiences. No age limit but strongly encouraged 18+. The Bughouse is a BYOB theater.


The cast for FOUL PLAY includes 

Ross Dobbins

Grace Gilmore

Alphaeus Green Jr.

Lily Ludwig

Abhishek Ravi

Jhonn Rusic



Founded in 2007, Bughouse Theater is a multi-use theater space in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood. The name “Bughouse” is taken from Chicago’s Bughouse Square, a gathering place for orators, free speech advocates and rabble-rousers of old. Slang for mental institution, “Bughouse” seemed to fit the cast of characters that frequented the square. It is in the spirit of that place that we hope to establish ourselves.



In October 2022, two friends, Ross Dobbins and Jhonn Rusic, saw a lack of sports-based humor in Chicago and so they joined forces to form a brand-new sketch and improv team that hopes to fill that gap in the Chicago scene by creating original sketches and improv parodying cult classic sports movies such as Miracle, Rocky, and Air Bud.


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