The Great Chicago Fire destroyed over four square miles of the city and killed 250 people. On this date in 1903, more than twice that number died from a fire in a single building.The Iroquois Theatre opened in the fall of 1903.
Being funny and looking good aren’t mutually exclusive (see below), but they don’t always go together either. Just think of your high school boyfriend.Most of these dance and theater shows were new—because to me, though original work can be downright awful, it can also pay off big-time.
“When I proposed it to the Neos, I said, ‘I want to do this horribly tragic story, but it’s really important to me that it’s not just sad.’ So there’s this innocence or openness—which sometimes dances really well with horrible things.
Bilal Dardai has been with the Neo-Futurists since 2004, has performed in the Machete multiple times, and still has a LiveJournal. We've asked him to play 5 Machete questions before his performance at the Horseshoe this Saturday. 1.