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The Whole Seamus Thing by Ben Auxier and L.C. Bernadine

October 16, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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We’re hosting our neighbors Bramble Theatre for their Fall Reading Series.

Join us on October 16th for The Whole Seamus Thing by Ben Auxier and L.C Bernadine

Mel, a once-dedicated staff member at a nonprofit organization increasingly, obsessively hates the man she hoped was her former boss. Now she’s facing off against the mostly-beloved and mythologized founder, following his surprise return from a scandalous company exit. A comedy that asks: how do you forgive, forget and survive the bullshit of leaders, when you’re stuck needing leadership?

Ben Auxier is an actor, writer, and comedian from Kansas City, MO, now working in Chicago with the improv ensemble RIFF! at iO and as a performer on numerous other stages. The former Artistic Director of The KC Improv Company, he is co-author of the award-winning musical comedy THE BALLAD OF LEFTY & CRABBE, co-creator of the comedy channel Friend Dog Studios, and writer/performer of sketch comedy and one-man shows including BEN AUXIER’S CAVALCADE OF FEARS, recently performed in KC and coming soon to Chicago.

L.C. Bernadine is a Chicago playwright whose work has been produced at City Lit Theatre, Underscore Theatre, and other companies. In addition to THE WHOLE SHEAMUS THING, she is currently at work on TRANSPORT, a new play about two drivers in the so-called troubled teen industry; IS YOU IS, a new musical she’s developing with Nik Whitcomb and Erik Olsen, set in Chicago Public Schools in the 1930s and revolving around The Field Museum’s exhibit “The Races of Mankind”; and a screenplay called THE LINOLEUM CLUB, with actor Paul Raci.

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