Monday, March 18, 2013


“So I Killed A Few People,” one of the Annoyance Theatre’s most popular and provocative shows, returns to its Uptown stage at 8 p.m. on Thursday April 25th, and will play Thursdays  until June 6.

Originally written by Gary Rudoren and David Summers, the show tackles the issue of our country’s appetite for violence and our skewed fascination with grotesque criminals. It opened in Chicago, March, 1997, and went on to triumphant reviews in San Francisco, New York, and Edinburgh.

 “So I Killed A Few People” introduces its audience to sadistic Archie Nunn (played by Mark Sutton) who petitioned the Supreme Court to grant his last-wish for a jailhouse solo performance. Nunn is an unapologetic serial killer and charming sociopath. He uses the orchestrated event to satisfy the curiosity of those who have followed his heinous exploits in the media. With creepy glee he ridicules the blood-thirsty crowd, the penal system, the media, and particularly, the Disney corporation, which he judges responsible for much of his childhood problems, including the monstrous acts that landed him on Death Row.

Pat McKenna will direct the remounted show.  Writer Gary Rudoren says, “So I Killed A Few People” remains relevant today “because the theme explores how Americans relate to the death penalty issue. And because Nunn’s childhood was populated by sitcom characters, whom he counted as his only friends, our allegiance to pop culture still rings true.”

In reviews of earlier renditions, Achy Obejas of the Chicago Tribune said, “...what Archie’s figured out is the essence of our duality: We need to feel morally pure, spiritually clean, but we also have an unabatable hunger for all that is sinful. This hypocrisy is the fuel that puts us at the watch this grimly funny show about violence and fearlessness.”

And Carol Lloyd of SF Weekly, said, “Through the eyes of their unrepentant murderer, they [the creators] have crafted a scathing and sly indictment of American hypocrisy: squeamish puritanism coupled with an insatiable appetite for violence.”

“So I Killed A Few People” opens April 25th, and runs through June 6, 2013, 8 p.m. Tickets are $12, $8 for students. For more information, view the Annoyance website, or call the box office: 773.561.HONK (4665). The Annoyance is located at 4830 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL. 60640.

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