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The Ruffians’ Burning Bluebeard
December 4, 2020 - January 3, 2021$15 – $50
Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce its latest virtual offering, the holiday return of “The Ruffians’ Burning Bluebeard.” Written by Jay Torrence and directed by Halena Kays, “Burning Bluebeard” is available for streaming Friday, Dec. 4 – Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. Streaming begins Friday, Dec. 4 at 12 p.m. CST with $15 – $50 tickets available at
PorchlightMusicTheatre.org. Links are available for viewing 72 hours after purchase. The running time for “Burning Bluebeard” is 100 minutes and this streamed performance was filmed during the 2019 run at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.
“Burning Bluebeard,” now in its ninth year, was created and performed by the critically acclaimed theatre troupe The Ruffians. A magical story is told with music, clowning, tumbling, acrobatics and dance, “Burning Bluebeard” is a physical-performance phenomena inspired by the true story of Chicago’s former Iroquois Theatre and the unforgettable events that resulted in tragedy for 600 theatergoers at Christmastime in 1903.
Each performance is a vaudevillian musical delight with a story that excavates the poetic and poignant remains of a piece of Chicago’s rich history and leaves the audience with an unforgettable experience.