The Curious Theatre Branch’s 15th annual showcase of experimental theater, performance, and music from Chicago’s fringe runs 9/17-11/20 at the Curious Theatre Branch, 7001 N. Glenwood. Admission is $12 or “pay what you can”; for information and reservations, call 773-274-6660. Following is the schedule through 9/27; a complete schedule is available online at

Friday 17


Jenny Magnus’s solo performance is described as “a new meditation on inclines and their slants when it comes to comfort, responsibility, and the terror of love.” 7 PM

The Authentics

Paula Gilovich penned and codirected this dark comedy about an airplane crash survivor. 9 PM

Saturday 18

16 Grandmothers

Sixteen short pieces about grandmothers, coordinated by Beau O’Reilly. 6 PM

The Authentics

See listing for Fri 9/17. 9 PM

Sunday 19

Under Milk Wood

Dylan Thomas’s verse comedy explores the waking and dreaming lives of the inhabitants of a Welsh fishing village named Llareggub (that’s bugger all spelled backward). 7 PM

Monday 20

The Big Promise

Bryn Magnus reads from his new novel about a self-pitying, antisocial fringe playwright’s attempt to redeem himself in the eyes of his teenage son. 7 PM

Friday 24

Cant and White Suit Science

See listing for Fri 9/17 for Cant. Why did Mark Twain wear a white suit out of season? That’s the question posed by writer-director Shawn Reddy in the comedy White Suit Science. 7 PM

Standards and Fake Standards

Song stylings by Jenny Magnus and Joe Tech. 9 PM

Saturday 25

Hit Me Like a Flower

Beau O’Reilly directs his own script about a therapist who moves to the east coast to keep tabs on her long-estranged college-student daughter. 7 PM

The Authentics

See listing for Fri 9/17. 9 PM

Sunday 26

Under Milk Wood

See listing for Sun 9/19. 7 PM

Monday 27

The Big Promise

See listing for Mon 9/20. 7 PM