The Den Theatre is pleased to announce the Chicago debut of the Off-Broadway hit Jacqueline Novak: Get on Your Knees, the most highbrow show about blow jobs you’ll ever see! Written and performed by comedian Jacqueline Novak, directed by John Early, executive produced by Mike Birbiglia and presented by Natasha Lyonne, Novak’s one-woman show will play May 29 – June 18, 2020 on The Den’s Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 6 at 10 am at www.thedentheatre.com, in person at The Den box office or by calling (773) 697-3830. The press opening is Friday, May 29 at 8 pm.
Novak spins her material on the femininity of the penis and the stoicism of the vulva into an unexpectedly philosophical show that’s part feminist outcry, part coming-of-age tale of triumph. Ira Glass calls it a “nearly Talmudic dissection of a subject. Really funny and just really like nothing else.”
"Ladies and Gentlemen, I have seen the Muhammed Ali of comedy.” - John Mulaney
“Critic's Pick! Brilliant on the absurdity of having and being a thinking, feeling, desiring, body. Shrewd, explicit, though not exactly raunchy, this is the funniest show about Cartesian dualism you will see all year!” - The New York Times
“I felt my teenage self seen and heard. I hope a lot of young women, older women, young men, older men, and also non-binary peeps of all ages see this show because it is funny and healing.” – Ilana Glazer
Dates: Press performance: Friday, May 29 at 8 pm
Regular run: Saturday, May 30 – Thursday, June 18, 2020
Curtain Times: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 4 pm & 8 pm; Sundays at 7 pm.
Tickets: $35 general admission, $39 mezzanine table seating, $49 VIP table seating. (Cocktail table service not available). Tickets go on sale Friday, March 6 at www.thedentheatre.com, in person at the The Den box office or by calling (773) 697-3830.
Jacqueline Novak (Writer/Performer) is a comedian whose Off-Broadway, one-woman stand-up show, Get on Your Knees is a New York Times “Critic’s Pick.” Recognized on two Times lists, “Best Theater of 2019” and “Best Comedy of 2019,” the show extended four times in New York City, along with two sold-out shows at Largo in LA. Jacqueline is a regular on Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. She has appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden, HBO’s 2 Dope Queens, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, and in her own half-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central’s The Half Hour. Jacqueline’s memoir How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows was published by Crown in 2016 and will be available as an audiobook this year. Her TV credits include appearances on Inside Amy Schumer, Animals (HBO) and The Characters (Netflix). She’s written for Broad City and Good Talk With Anthony Jeselnik (Comedy Central) as well as Soft Focus With Jena Friedman (Adult Swim). Jacqueline grew up in Chappaqua, New York and went to Georgetown University. Instagram: @jacnov Twitter: @jacquelinenovak
About The Den Theatre
Artistic Director Ryan Martin opened The Den in 2010 in the Wicker Park neighborhood with a single theatre space. Now celebrating its tenth year, The Den is a multi-level live entertainment venue that boasts seven intimate and unique theaters ranging from 50 – 300 seats, plus a convertible cabaret space. The first floor houses The Den’s Haven Lounge – a full-service coffee shop and bar where neighbors, audiences and like-minded culture hounds gather to drink, eat, talk, read, watch, think, listen and live. Currently, The Den is home to four resident theatre companies including First Floor Theater, Haven, The New Colony and Broken Nose Theatre. Hundreds of other companies and artists from Chicago and beyond have called The Den home – from national names to local stars, The Den consistently plays host to a lineup of exciting and diverse talent. As a building created for interdisciplinary arts, The Den has accommodated a wide variety of programming, including plays, musicals, film screenings, live music, dance, improv and stand-up comedy, seminars and speaking engagements. For additional information, visit www.thedentheatre.com.
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