7/21/2017 0 Comments
Following their surprise world-premiere of Ike Holter’s Put Your House In Order, The Roustabouts have added three final performances to their sold-out run which MUST close Saturday, July 29. This will push the run to 14 shows, 11 of which have been sold out around this afternoon. Tickets for the final extension of Put Your House In Order will drop at 3pm CST Friday, July 21 at www.RoustaboutsChicago.com.
The Roustabouts initial run of Put Your House In Order sold out in less than 24 hours, so the new arts group rushed to meet demand by extending before the production was even open to the public. Ike Holter, award-winning playwright and Artistic Director of The Roustabouts, was voted Chicagoan of the Year in Theater for the Chicago Tribune and most recently received the nation’s most lucrative award for playwriting, the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama.
Holter is most thankful for audiences taking the risk on new work: “The amount of people who jumped on this show, grabbed tickets, grabbed their friends, and came out--some more than once--to see this work has been incredibly humbling. There's a loud audience in Chicago that wants to see new stuff, and we take them very seriously. We're extending because the word of mouth has been awesome, and it also gives people who've seen the play one last chance to come back. It's been one of the most rewarding shows I've ever worked on."
Behzad Dabu, Executive Producer for Put Your House In Order, is excited to be joining in on the inaugural Roustabouts production, exploring alternatives to a traditional non-profit theater model, all from Los Angeles while he continues his work on ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder. “I am thrilled to be able to help get The Roustabouts first show off the ground with a new business model. It's been a great proof of concept. In 2017, we can do theatre without subscription models, without a traditional ‘season’, and we can sort of make our own rules, as long as we continue to respect the audience, the work, and the business.”
The Roustabouts recently shared a new playlist of music associated with House on Spotify as they pursue new forms of audience engagement, including the release of trailers and sneak peeks across social media, asking audiences to stay tuned to www.RoustaboutsChicago.com and www.Facebook.com. Though the plot for Put Your House In Order has been held tightly under wraps, The Roustabouts previously provided a teaser trailer directed and edited by Alex Thompson. House is a three person piece featuring Aurora Adachi-Winter, Tony Santiago, and Janice O’Neill and is rumored to be in the vein of an early Stephen King thriller.
The Roustabouts’ Put Your House In Order is presented in coordination with A Red Orchid Theatre’s Incubator. A Red Orchid Theatre’s Incubator Series was created to get to know emerging talent and foster exploration in Chicago’s theater community. For more information visit http://www.aredorchidtheatre.org/incubator-series/
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