Corn Productions has a long (23 years) history of bringing original comedic plays to Chicago, which is why they are proud to present, Rubbing Out Otis: A Film Noir Farce. Written by company member Richard Anderson, Rubbing Out Otis: A Film Noir Farce is a screwball comedy in the tradition of Clue, The Pink Panther and Noises Off. Femme fatales and hardboiled detectives meet mistaken identities and madcap anticsin this fast-paced farcical caper.
Evvents are set in motion when Otis Stump, wealthy beverage mogul, heads to his penthouse intent on bribing Congress, currently investigating the health risks of Udder Blast Energy Milk, unaware that his trophy wife has brought her lover to the penthouse to hatch a plan to collect on Otis’ life insurance policy and his daughterhas arranged a meeting with a notorious gangster at the penthouse to broker a drug deal sure to lend her burgeoning rap career some serious street cred. An eclectic cast of characters including a bumbling secret agent, a duplicitous housewife, a loose-moraled congressman, a notorious gangster, a horny car salesman, an in over his head security guard, an aging hypochondriac, and one poor sap who’s just there to make a craigslist purchase all share one ultimate goal: rubbing out Otis.
So join Corn Productions as they introduce the genre of film noir farce! Rubbing Out Otis: A Film Noir Farce runs Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, April 17th through May 26rd at Cornservatory, 4210 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago 60618. Ticket price is $7 Wednesdays, $10 Thursdays, and $15 Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets can be purchased online, or reserved by calling 773-650-1331.