Coming to The Neo-Futurarium December 16-18, 2016

Burning Bluebeard

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Check Out The Ruffians in THE NEW YORK TIMES!

During its original run BURNING BLUEBEARD received critical praise and was named one of the “2011 Best of Fringe” by the Chicago Tribune, one of the “Top Five Funniest Shows of 2011” by WBEZ Radio and one of the “Twelve Outstanding Ensembles of 2011” by Time Out Chicago’s Kris Vire.


This is the most distinctive holiday show in the entire city.

Burning Bluebeard named favorite show of the year by AMERICAN THEATRE MAGAZINE

The Ruffians have created a delightfully engaging (and yes, also heart-wrenching) clowning take on the 1903 Iroquois Theater fire.


The entire show is gripping in its originality, intensity and boundary-crossing audacity.



TimeOut Chicago

Whip smart and feverishly emotional

Chicago Sun-Times

Alternatively wistful, sidesplitting and chill inducing.

Time Out Chicago


An altogether haunting, thrillingly imagined production.

Chicago Sun-Times

The whole thing smacks of a wonderful sort of weirdness — abrasive, funny and accessibly avant-garde.

The Chicago Tribune