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BURNING BLUEBEARD – written by Jay Torrence and directed by Halena Kays was originally produced in 2011 by Chicago’s Neo-Futurists theater company. To the delight of both theater lovers and critics The Ruffians have continued to remount BURNING BLUEBEARD during the holiday season 2011 – 2020 at various venues and production partnerships throughout Chicago and the country.
BURNING BLUEBEARD is a Holiday Christmas Pantomime set in the aftermath of Chicago’s 1903 historical Iroquois Theater fire.
Widely praised for its original storytelling, humor and hope BURNING BLUEBEARD is a truly unique theatrical experience that strikes a soul-filled chord and consistently brings audiences to their feet.
For more info on BURNING BLUEBEARD contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
BURNING BLUEBEARD IN THE NEWS…
“delicate, haunting and winsomely comic…a potently enchanting annual tradition.” – The New York Times
“Burning Bluebeard represents the cumulative potential of theater as an art form: a poetic, terrifying, gutbuster tour-de-force” -NewCity
“The most distinctive holiday show in the entire city” -Chicago Tribune
“A MUST SEE PRODUCTION…THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO FORGET.” -ChicagoTheatreReview