Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Crisis Press Release


The Neo-Futurists close their 2009-2010 prime-time season with real games, real cash prizes and real pressure from the boss in "Crisis (A Musical Game Show)," opening Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. Regular performances continue through June 5, 2010: Thurs/Fri/Sat at 8:00 p.m. Champion Rounds are Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12. All tickets are $15. All performances take place at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. For tickets or information, visit www.neofuturists.org or call 773-275-5255.

Do you have what it takes to lord over your employees or are you doomed to a life in the mailroom? Find out in the Neo-Futurists' new interactive live musical game show. "Crisis" is modeled after classic game shows of the 70's, 80's and 90's, challenging players in areas of corporate ethics, percentages, creative potential, economics, and of course, pop culture. Players climb the corporate ladder and the top executive takes home up to a third of the door sales in cash! (With a sell-out house, that means over 500 bucks to a single winner!) Also, 3% of all ticket sales are donated to charities of the winners' choice.

Arrive at the theatre by 7:30 p.m. to take an old school Scantron test. The top eight scorers are the players for the night, forming two teams (corporations). Employees of the winning corporation duke it out in a free-for-all dare game to see who lands the highly coveted position of top executive. New questions and dares each night and new themes each weekend. It's never the same show twice! "Crisis" also features guest appearances by other Neo-Futurist ensemble members as well as real commercials that have been purchased and created for local businesses. Champion rounds in June put the top executives from the previous shows together for an ultimate game of superiority.

Creator John Pierson, states, "We're facing crises everywhere - our world's financial system, the environment, and job security are just a few. Crisis takes these disasters and spins them on their heels- using the pressure for good instead of evil." The three hosts are John Pierson, Daniel Kerr-Hobert, and Clifton Frei. Other contributors are: John Szymanski (Musical Director), Curtis Williams (Musician), Megan Mercier (Writing Staff), Steve Heisler (Writing Staff), Bilal Dardai (Question Designer), and Evan Hanover (Question Designer).

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