Our Fair City Live at the Chicago Fringe Festival!

Performances on Thursday, 8/28 (8:30 PM), Friday 8/29 (8:30pm), Saturday 8/30 (5:30pm),

Monday 9/1 (7:00 pm),Friday, 9/5 (10:00 pm), Saturday, 9/6 (4:00pm) and Sunday, 9/7 (2:30 pm)

at the “Deep Dish Stage”- 5320 W Giddings, CCJP Meeting Hall in Jefferson Park. 

Tickets are $15 (or $10 with a fringe button).  Remember: everyone needs a Fringe Button to get into the Festival–be sure to get yours!

Get tickets here!

 

The new live episode is a classic noir tale told through the subversive lens of the world of Our Fair City.  Former homicide detective Jack Winters is brought back into the world of crime, murder, and…algae when a hounded Vice President calls on him to save his career–and possibly life!

Featuring the acting talents of Jared Latore, Lise “Kat” Evans, and Sebastian H. Orr, with live foley by Ele Matelan and music by DJ Catnip.  The Live Episode was written by Clayton Faits and directed by Jeffrey Gardner, with music direction by Betsey Palmer.  Assistant director, Brian Foster.

 

 

1: Be Tougher

We’re very excited to bring you a brand new series during our Summer Comic Season- “StormHawk: Out in the Cold!”  We return to the survivors of the downed lightning rig StormHawk who decided to remain out on the tundra, away from the loving embrace of HartLife (see Season Three/Episode 2)!

Season Six of Our Fair City will return January 17, 2015.

Story by Jim McDoniel. Art by Tyne Lowe.

HartLife NFP welcomes new board member

Loyal Policies,

The Staff and Board of HartLife NFP are incredibly excited to welcome our newest board member: Jennifer Olson!  Jennifer will be stepping up into the role of Events Chair for the HartLife Board.

Jennifer grew up on the plains of South Dakota chasing frogs and other slimy creatures. Now, she spends her time outside of the Museum of Science and Industry working as an editor and director of theatrical new work in Chicago and fussing with her hydroponic strawberries. When inspiration strikes, she has been known to adapt graphic novels to the stage, including Will Eisner’s “A Contract with God.” She still likes slimy creatures, but has since added board games, comics, tattoos, and craft beer to the list.

Photo by Sebastian Orr photography

 

We hope you’ll join us in welcoming Jennifer to the HartLife team, and as always–

We’ll see you in the tunnels,

 

Vice President Gardner

Season Five Blooper Reel- Pt 1

Lots of great cuts from this season—watch for pt 2 later in the year!

  • Welcome aboard!— Jared Latore
  • Love for Fish—Ryan Schile
  • Working Leg—Tyler Samples
  • For the record, he writes this schlock—Mark Soloff
  • Agent to the stars—Clayton Faits
  • The Best Doctor—Marsha Harman
  • Tastes Microphones—Ele Matelan
  • Knock knock, MolePeople!—David Rheinstrom
  • Singing Fool—Jeffrey Gardner
  • Tasteless Pants— Ansel Burch
  • Improv is about Specifics— Jim McDoniel
  • Very patient with our attempts at Music Stephen Poon
  • So many syllables— Frank Sjodin
  • Nintendo Old Man— Whitney Kraus Jones
  • Quaking in Our Boots— Ben Aldred

Edited by David Rheinstrom.  Photo by Sebastian H. Orr. Music by Latché Swing.  We’re very, very sorry.

202: Mail For You

We continue with “The Exercise:” the second installment of “The Department!”  You can catch up on the first series starting here.  Season Six of Our Fair City will return January 17. 2015.

Story by David Rheinstrom. Art by Ryan Simmons.  Coloring and Lettering by Dann Tincher.

201: Always Prepared

We begin “The Exercise:” the second installment of “The Department!”  You can catch up on the first series starting here.    Season Six of Our Fair City will return January 17. 2015.

Story by David Rheinstrom. Art by Ryan Simmons.  Coloring and Lettering by Dann Tincher.

3: More Powerful than Written Law

The conclusion of “There is Only One Queen!”  Season Six of Our Fair City will return January 17. 2015.

Story by Mark Soloff. Art by Johnny Miller.  Coloring and Lettering by Dann Tincher.

2: Urban Expansion

Our Summer Comic Series continues with  page two of three of “There is Only One Queen!”  Season Six of Our Fair City will return January 17. 2015.

Story by Mark Soloff. Art by Johnny Miller.  Coloring and Lettering by Dann Tincher.

1: Ms. Sully

We kick off our Summer Comic Series with  page one of three of “There is Only One Queen!”  Season Six of Our Fair City will return January 17. 2015.

Story by Mark Soloff. Art by Johnny Miller.  Coloring and Lettering by Dann Tincher.

Wrapping up Season Five

Policies and Policettes:

We hope you have enjoyed the fifth season of Our Fair City. We certainly enjoyed making it!

The MolePeople are already hard at work on Season Six, which we plan to debut on January 17th, 2015.  But never fear—until then, there will still be lots of new content from Our Fair City coming to our website and podcast feed!

Next week, our Summer Comic Series will launch on our website with “There is only one queen,” by Johnny Miller and Mark Soloff. We’ll follow that with “The Exercise”-  the second installment of “The Department” by Ryan Simmons, David Rheinstrom, and Dann Tincher.  We’ll be rounding out the break with a brand new webcomic, “Stormhawk: Out in the Cold”, by Tyne Lowe and Jim McDoniel.  We’ll also be releasing clips from our live performances, blooper reels, and more through our podcast feed!

If you’re in the Chicagoland area, you also have the chance to see Our Fair City perform our brand-new live show at the Chicago Fringe Festival between August 28th and September 6th—check back to ourfaircity.com soon for more information on the show and where to buy tickets!

Finally: loyal policies, the Vice Presidents of HartLife NFP are dedicated to bringing you the Our Fair City podcast absolutely free of charge.  However—producing a full-cast audiodrama isn’t cheap.  Our actors need food- our technicians need microphones–and our molepeople need fresh headlamps for their adorable little helmets.  You can support the show by signing up for a donation through our website–just click on the “Donate” link here and choose your amount.  Choose the “donate monthly” option to make a long-term commitment to the show’s existence!  If you are in a position to give, you can rest easily, knowing you’ve helped bring this unique and exciting artform to the world.

If you aren’t able to support the show financially, the best thing you can do is to share your favorite episode with your friends–word of mouth is absolutely the best way for us to reach new fans.

Thank you for your continued support of Our Fair City, and as always, we’ll see you in the tunnels:

 

Vice President Gardner