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Author/performer Tim Mooney returns to Waukegan, with two more one-man performance events: Shakespeare by Request, and Man Cave, a One-Man Sci-Fi Climate Change Tragicomedy at the Three Brothers Theatre.
Mooney’s tragicomedy, Man Cave finds the “last man on earth” (coincidentally, “Tim”) hanging on by a proverbial thread, broadcasting into a microphone for whomever might yet be out there after climate change has done its damage. Realizing that perhaps there may not be anyone still listening, Tim turns his attention to warning whatever far corners of the universe may still be receiving radio waves, with lessons of how NOT to end up like we did! Along with a stirring rallying cry for saving the planet, Man Cave bubbles with irony and absurd gallows humor.
Premiering at the Orlando International Fringe Festival this May, the Orlando Sentinel celebrated Man Cave’s “tenacious urgency” and “charismatic rage,” describing it as “Al Gore replaced by William H. Macy with a lot more swagger and humor than the former vice president could ever manage.”
As an opening act, Mooney presents Shakespeare by Request, a dazzling audience-interactive celebration of the greatest author of all time. Whether someone wants to hear a speech from “Hamlet” or “Coriolanus,” Mooney has at least one monologue from every Shakespeare play ready to go, launching into a full-throated, passionate (often hilarious) rendition of your favorite at the drop-of-a-hat. (Word has it that “Friends, Romans Countrymen” is, itself, worth the price of admission.)
Shakespeare by Request and Man Cave, suggested for ages 13 and up, will be at the Three Brothers Theatre, at 221 N Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085. Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for Seniors/Students/Industry and Military or can be purchased online at threebrotherstheatre.com or at the door. Performance(s) are March 21-23 at 7:30 pm, with a Sunday matinee on March 24 at 2:30 pm.