Proctor to host the return of two Northland comedy traditionsRubber Chicken Theater will launch its 2009 season with its first annual holiday comedy revue and New Year's Eve gala.
Rubber Chicken Theater will launch its 2009 season with its first annual holiday comedy revue.
This inaugural revue is titled “Hark! The Rubber Chicken Sings, or: I’ll Be Home in Proctor” and will be staged Dec. 19-20 and 26-30 at 7 p.m. at Proctor Area Community Center, located at 100 Pionk Drive in downtown Proctor.
Tickets are $17 for adults and $13 for students and seniors.
Rubber Chicken Theater will also be filling that entertainment void this New Year’s Eve with its first annual New Year’s Eve gala Dec. 31. There will be two performances, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets for these special performances are $21.50 for adults and $16.50 for students and seniors. No discounts or coupons will be accepted for the New Year’s Eve performances and reservations are highly recommended.
“Hark! The Rubber Chicken Sings” features originally written and performed sketch comedy that has some fun with local, regional and national issues. Rubber Chicken will take a nostalgic look back at the first year of the Duluth Mayor Don Ness administration, as well as show off all the attributes of the beautiful town of Proctor. Audiences will also get a behind-the-scenes look at how the Coleman/Franken recount is going, learn how Pat Kelly realizes he may have retired too soon and wants to come back and play, how the folks at the Norshor Theater want to help save the Omnimax and much more general silliness.
“Hark! The Rubber Chicken Sings” is directed by Brian Matuszak, who has written and performed in holiday sketch comedy shows for more than 20 years, first with Colder by the Lake, then with the company he co-founded in 1991, Renegade Comedy Theatre. Joining Matuszak in this first Rubber Chicken Revue will be local theater veterans Greg Anderson, Minden Anderson, Chris Nollet, Nathan St. Germain, Cheri Tesarek and Tony Davis.
“I am very excited and proud to work with this talented group of people,” Matuszak said. “I hope to continue creating comedy revues with them for years to come.”
Matuszak went on to talk about the Proctor Community Center, site of many Rubber Chicken productions earlier this year.
“It is much better than past performance spaces I have been associated with, especially for our patrons,” he said. “There is convenient, free parking right next to the Community Center, and we are only 10 minutes from downtown Duluth.”
Visit www.rubberchickentheater.com for more specific information on Rubber Chicken Theatre’s first annual holiday comedy revue.
~Rubber Chicken press release