ABOUT THIS SHOW
As the final leg of the Wild Party Variety Hour's 10th Anniversary Tour, Silent Theatre proudly present an all new horror story. Silent Marvin claims he has moved on from his Wild Party days and, even more alarming, his vow of silence. But how long can he keep his true nature buried? And in what hilariously horrifying ways will the struggle present itself? And who will end up on the floor in a bloody mess?! Join an all star cast of Wild Party alumni as they throw the best party of the year (Halloween) two months early!
Silent Theatre invites you to participate in the costume party of the year! Celebrate Halloween in August and dress up as precariously as you like, grab a cocktail or seven at the bar and commemorate it all at the Wild Party Variety Hour Photo Booth! And as always, come for the show, but stay for the party.
The Wild Party Variety Hour is celebrating a decade of the "dirtiest fun to be had on a Chicago stage." An immersive event featuring an hour long variety show packed with top Chicago talent encased in a shell of original shenanigans by Silent Theatre’s ensemble members Brendan Balfe (writer) and Marvin Quijada a.k.a. Silent Marvin (co-creator and host) where each production comes with its own theme that tailors its immersive components from photo booths to audience participation stations. There is a great opportunity for strange tomfoolery to happen during WPVH, but leave your kids at home to experience the unpredictable as some material may be only suited for adults.
ABOUT THe Artists
Featuring: Brad French a.k.a. The Silver Fox, The Amazing Alexander Knapp, Lady Jack, Marz Timms, The Harmonious Hunks
Marvin Quijada, otherwise known as Silent Marvin, is a co-founder and ensemble member of Silent Theatre. He received a BA in acting at Columbia College. He is a co-creator of The Wild Party Variety Hour where his alias Silent Marvin originated. Marvin has taken this character for a stroll around town, gracing other variety stages and sometimes performing with Gabe Ruiz as a comedic duo in Sound and Fury. Most recently, Silent Marvin has ventured into the world of iOS music and he enjoys his new found passion.
Brendan Balfe is a Columbia College graduate and has been writing, directing and acting with Silent Theatre Company since it was formed in 2006. He has also been seen onstage at IO, Oracle, Strawdog and Prop Theater, most recently directing a staged adaptation of Nosferatu. He has been writing comedy with his partner Marvin Quijada for more than a decade.
Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.