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BYOT Productions Presents: Aces & Eights
City Lit Theater
Chicago, IL
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"BYOT Productions presents the world premiere of 'Aces & Eights' by Ross Childs. Detective Francine Noir's private investigator career has hit a rough patch. But when two cases converge, a distraught dame trying to find a lost will and a rich art collector in search of a missing painting, she must descend into the dark, grimy, and gut-busting underworld to uncover the biggest case of her life and rescue the only person who knows her filing system not to mention where to find the cheapest scotch."

"Aces & Eights" is a comedic twist on classic noir tropes; many aspects of this show will challenge expectations, from the text itself to mixing modern and period costuming, makeup, and set. The text is full of self-aware moments, sight gags, and overall farce set in a classic drama theme, which we are looking forward to bringing to life.

BYOT Productions is a Chicago-based independent theatre company that produces a 24-hour theatre festival. Once a month, our cast and crew come together to write, direct, rehearse, and perform five original one-act plays for audiences of anywhere from 30-70 guests, all in just 24 hours. The heart of BYOT is this make it happen mentality, shared by our roughly 40 Company Members and over 100 players of all skill levels and talents. Aces & Eights began as a one act play at one of these monthly shows, and the playwright, Ross Childs, has done amazing work to expand it to a full-length production.

Tickets are $20 at the door, so buy in advance here to get the advance discount!

Friday, Sept. 6th - Sunday, Sept. 8th and Friday, Sept. 13th - Sunday, Sept. 15th (8pm Friday & Saturday; 3pm Sunday)

City Lit Theater
1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660

Detective Francine Noir: Shana Laski
Carrie Letfort: Noah Berman
Mischa Daniels: Marie Claire Lyon
Reddmonton "Redd" Kingsley: Bob Romay
Captain Prudence Block: Erin Ellis
Knuckles: Matthew Schufrieder
Dave/Ensemble 1: Thomas Tong
Georgia/Ensemble 2: Sarah Allyn Althen

Director: Dakota Pariset
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Kendal Romero
Production Manager: Fareine Suarez
Artistic Director/Producer: Megan Richards
Scenic Designer: Alex Hutson
Costume Designer/Makeup: Megan Richards
Properties Designer: Rachel Silvert
Lighting Designer: Alekzander Sayers
Lighting Apprentice/Board Op: Brittany Voss
Sound Designer: Fareine Suarez
Music Composition: Rachel Williams
Fight Choreographer: Alekzander Sayer
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City Lit Theater (View)
1020 W Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

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


Owner: BYOT Productions
On BPT Since: Jun 30, 2015
BYOT Productions

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