Inspired by the true story of Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire, The Ruffians' Burning Bluebeard is the story of six singed clown performers who emerge from the burnt remains of history and attempt to perform their spectacular Christmas Pantomime in its entirety once and for all. But this time, they hope to finally reach the true happy ending of their second act and avoid the fateful fire that killed 600 audience members. Each whimsical, witty performance is a vaudevillian delight that's perfect for the entire family. Burning Bluebeard is filled with music, clowning, acrobatics, dance and a story that excavates the poetic and poignant remains of a piece of Chicago's rich history. This joyful eulogy from The Hypocrites tumbles onto the Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage.
Running time is one hour and 40 minutes, with no intermission.
Parents bringing children ages 12 and under are advised to discuss the dark nature of the show mentioned in the synopsis before attending.
For any specific questions about this production, please call the box office at 872-205-6525.
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