Chicago drag collective SADHAUS has become a staple in our Chicago arts scene after their well-received arrival into our arts community in 2016. SADHAUS is comprised of local performers Wanda Screw (Alex Benjamin), Lucky Stiff (Gina Marie Hayes), Samantha Piscine (Quinn Hegarty), and Yolo Ono (Toni Villasenor-Marchal). They venture into the world of performance art with their fusion of drag, visual art, and long-form immersive theatre. Through their art, SADHAUS aims to “cultivate an environment of explosive surprises and self-discovery” for Chicago audiences.
Join SADHAUS for their latest production, Play It Again, Sam at GMan Tavern (3740 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL) on July 28th, 29th, and 30th at 9pm. Play It Again, Sam, described as “a cabaret at the end of the world,” combines aspects of the film classic Casablanca and today’s political unrest to tell the story of Samantha, a young lounge singer just trying to find her way amidst an uncertain outside world and two star-crossed lovers on opposite sides of the conflict between a rising fascist regime and a resistance movement. This production combines live music and singing with immersive theatre and SADHAUS’ signature style of drag lip-sync storytelling.
Tickets for Play It Again, Sam are $15 ($20 for opening night party admission) and can be purchased on the TodayTix app (go.todaytix.com/sadhaus) or at the door.
For more information on SADHAUS, please visit their website: www.Sadhaus.com or follow them on Instagram: @sad_haus
If you can’t make it out to Play It Again, Sam, be sure to check out SADHAUS at Berlin Nightclub, where they perform regularly and at Steppenwolf Theatre this August following the mainstage performance of Taylor Mac’s Hir.
Rebecca Curl is a freelance wig and make-up artisan and writer based in Chicago. She recently received her BFA in Wig and Make-up Design and an English Minor from The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. Follow her on Twitter!