A Jangleheart Circus | Den Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Aug. 21-23 2014
Price: $25, $60 for a three-day pass
The three-day, four-stage, 111-act Jangleheart Circus—organized by the Upstairs Gallery to showcase improv groups and ideas that don't have established homes—is back this week for its second year at the Den Theatre. Among the Thursday highlights are Daaang Judi Dench, a four-woman team that celebrates "females that are ugly, gruff, and loud," and Wham City Comedy, a group of Baltimore artists and comedians who will perform with a special guest described as "the only Christian mime who wears a baseball cap." Friday night offers a one-time-only performance of How to Win at Everything Presents How to Win At Improv, from Onion writers Sam Weiner and Daniel Kibblesmith. Later that evening comes the Blackout Diaries, the popular, interactive show in which comedians and spectators tell true tales of drunken idiocy. The festival closes Saturday with several promising options, including local act Yellow Belly, which takes a news story from the hometown of an audience member and re-creates it, and Womantown, which tells the story of the all-female Womantown, New Mexico, and is performed by sketch comedy group Girls With Brown Hair, of New York's Upright Citizens Brigade. —Kerry Cardoza



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