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BUSTED CITY

Busted City

Get your tickets now for Busted City, recommended as one of this fall's "Savvy Finds" by the Chicago Tribune!

Produced by Prop Thtr at Fuller's Pub, 3203 W. Irving Park Road, September 21 - December 16

Written by Prop ensemble member Paul Carr, and directed by Prop's Artistic Co-Director Stefan Brün.

Watch the videos below, or visit the Busted City Vimeo page!

Chicago, 1983. Race. Politics. Fear… And the election that changed everything.

Busted City is the story of a city standing on the brink of a major historical moment: the election of Harold Washington, Chicago's first African-American mayor. It is an examination of Chicago politics and prejudice, of race, of who gets a piece of the pie and how it got that way.

BUSTED CITY

Election Day is drawing close, and tensions are running high in a non-descript Chicago bar. The bar is home to a bookie, Theo (Guy DiBenedetto), taking bets on the blood sport of Chicago politics. He is aided by his mentor, Jimbo (Michael Byrne), a retired South Side Irish cop, and their bagman, Al (Tony Pulgine), a South Side Italian cop just a few years from retirement. The restaurant next door is run by Theo's gay brother, Johnny Jr (Nick Leininger). They are joined by Ace (Arch Harmon), a black mail carrier and long-time bettor at the bar, who sees in the election the promise of a triumph long overdue.

Written by Chicago native Paul Carr, and staged in a real Chicago pub, Busted City is a dynamic look at the lives of ordinary citizens on the eve of the most dynamic shift of power the city has ever seen.

Brown Paper Tickets

Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets.

September 21 - December 16

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday @ 7pm

$15 or pay-what-you-can. Call 773-539-7838 or email info@propthtr.org to make reservations. Tickets will be available at the door. RSVP to the Facebook event here to tell your friends!



Feature film BUSTED CITY begins shooting this fall:

This October, the actors and producers will join a crew led by Chicago Film Producer Mark Siska and Director of Photography Steven Buckley to turn Paul Carr’s Busted City screenplay intoa full-length feature film. Busted City will be shot at Margaret’s Bar in Portage Park. This 90-minute feature film will be presented to film festivals throughout the world, and right at home in Chicago. Visit Busted City the movie on Facebook.

 

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