Liza Minnelli's Daughter Plays Chicago's Neo-Futurarium Starting April 28

News   Liza Minnelli's Daughter Plays Chicago's Neo-Futurarium Starting April 28
 
Performing Tonight: Liza Minnelli's Daughter begins previews April 28 at Chicago's Neo-Futurarium prior to an official opening April 30. Performances will continue through June 4.

Joseph Schupbach, Mary Fons and Donnell Williams
Joseph Schupbach, Mary Fons and Donnell Williams Photo by Johnny Knight

Created by Mary Fons and directed by Sonja Moser, the production stars "Mary Minnelli."

"Could 'Mary Minnelli' be the Broadway baby's baby?," ask press notes. "This one-woman show — with sexy back-up dancers Donnell Williams and Joseph Schupbach — is a vehicle for Mary to connect with the woman she believes to be her biological mother: Liza Minnelli. If the Chicago run goes well, Mary plans to hit the bright lights of New York City and perform for Liza herself, reuniting Mary with her mother and starting her on the life she was meant to live in the first place. Singing, dancing, high drama and sequins come together in this darkly humorous world-premiere by Chicago writer-performer and Neo-Futurists, Mary Fons."

Creator Mary Fons said in a statement, "The show is not a simple impression of Liza Minnelli; let me make that perfectly clear. Anyone can do an impression. This show has dance numbers and songs, but it's not a revue. It's more like a reckoning. Am I Liza Minnelli's daughter? I might be. Stranger things have happened."

Luke Holladay is the technical director, and Victoria Golden is the production manager.

Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 8 PM.

Tickets are $15, $10 for students/seniors with ID, or pay-what-you-can on Thursdays. All performances take place at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. For tickets or more information, visit www.neofuturists.org or call (773) 275-5255.

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