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Handbag 2017 Season Tickets- last chance
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Chicago, IL
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Handbag 2017 Season Tickets- last chance
Hell in a Handbag Productions 15th Anniversary Season includes:

April 27  June 8, 2017
Lady X- The Musical
By David Cerda
at Marys Attic, 5400 N. Clark St., Chicago

Based on Handbag's 2010 play of the same name, LADY X: THE MUSICAL takes on the black and white crime melodrama films of the '30s and '40s. It's the story of seedy nightclubs, the menacing gangsters who run them and the loose women that keep the customers coming back for more! Join Handbag for a glimpse into the world of the 'clip-joint' from days gone by filled with sassy dames, crooked hoods and the regular Joes trying to make a buck.

June 7-  July 12, 2017
By David Cerda, Directed by Shade Murray
at Marys Attic, 5400 N. Clark St., Chicago

Handbags way of thanking you for being a friend this summer! Enjoy lost, never-before-seen episodes of The Golden Girls featuring Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, Sophia and all of the siblings, daughters, sons, and rare diseases that were mentioned once, but never again. There will be Golden Girls trivia and costume contests to help fully embrace the Miami experience.

September 27  November 11, 2017
BEWILDERED  World Premiere!
Book by Ron Weaver, Music and Lyrics by Ron Weaver and Aaron Benham
Directed by Brigitte Ditmars
Featuring ensemble members David Cerda (Endora), Caitlin Jackson (Gladys Kravitz) and Ed Jones (Uncle Arthur)
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago

A reimagining of the beloved 60s and 70s television sitcom Bewitched, as seen through the eyes of Gladys Kravitz, Samantha Stephens iconic nosy neighbor. Poor Gladys knows what she sees next door is real, but can she prove it in time to save her life? Gladys finally gets her due in this fun and magical musical parody.

October 14, 2017  November 11, 2017
By David Cerda
Featuring ensemble member Ed Jones
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago

Ed Jones returns as Handbags favorite faux D-list celebrity  and this time hes a late, late night talk show host with a bevy of C-list celebrities. Come see Rip Nelson in his little known talk show with some of the most intriguing mix of actors, singers and comedians of the time. Relive the smoke-filled gabfests of long ago with your favorite long lost entertainers in an intimate setting.

November 25  December 30, 2017
at Marys Attic, 5400 N. Clark St., Chicago

Chicagos favorite cross-dressing reindeer is back and hes 21 years old! Hell in a Handbag closes its season with its most popular show ever. RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER, a parody of the classic childrens television special had its first reading in 1996 and has evolved into one of Chicagos best anti-holiday, holiday shows. Join Rudolph and all of his misfit friends as they struggle with fitting in and being normal in an increasingly abnormal world.

About Hell in a Handbag Productions

Hell in a Handbag is dedicated to the preservation, exploration, and celebration of works ingrained in the realm of popular culture via theatrical productions through parody, music and homage. Handbag is a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit.


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Andersonville and Lakeview
Chicago, IL 60625
United States


Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 14
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Hell in a Handbag Productions
On BPT Since: Aug 14, 2007
Hell in a Handbag Productions

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