Chicago – Huggable Riot will open its next production, Million Dollar Misery, which begins a six-week run Wednesday, March 7 at The Annoyance Theatre and Bar in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.
Billed as a play in one-act,”Million Dollar Misery” is an original dark comedy that tells the story of a band held captive by a deranged fan in what can be considered a loose mashup of Broadway musicals like Million Dollar Quartet and Stephen King’s Misery. What comes of it is both a loving tribute to multiple genres of stage and screen, but also a beautifully twisted show about a world of no redemption, no grace, and no compassion that will leave you laughing one minute and stunned the next.
“Everyone had a hand in crafting their characters and though some of the plot movement in this story is extreme, many of the little details were taken from personal experiences,” says Joe McDaniel, Writer and Director of Million Dollar Misery. “At its heart, this is just a story about a very broken family that has forgotten how to love each other.”
The show stars Chris Albano, Kendra Jamaica, Sam Locke, John Love, Kim Quindlen, and Kerry Sheridan, with stage direction by Hunter Larrison.
“Million Dollar Misery” will enjoy a six-week run every Wednesday at 8 pm beginning March 7th until April 11th at The Annoyance Theatre, located at 851 W. Belmont, just east of the Belmont Red and Brown Line stops. The show is approximately one hour and costs $10 in advance (www.theannoyance.com), $12 day of show. Please inquire about press comps.
About Huggable Riot – Formed by Amy Anderson and Hunter Larrison, Huggable Riot is comprised of various actors, writers, and improvisers based in the Chicago area. Huggable Riot has produced 16 original sketch revues, a drinking-themed game show, and an archive series. They have also performed in various festivals in New Orleans and Chicago. They currently serve as an artist-in- residence at the Annoyance, where they perform every Wednesday evening on the theater’s mainstage.