Mary Kay Letourneau Players EXTENDED through 3/11 at iO

February 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

Yeah, there's a puppet. (Photo by Lindsay Williams)

Editor Pick! Rich and Duffy grab the audience’s lapels with four hands and shake vigorously.” Flavorpill

Hilarious…Unpredictable…Outrageous characters portrayed with humanity and nuance.” – Gapers Block

Hot damn! The initial reviews are in and the Mary Kay Letourneau Players are killing it. iO has extended their run and might do so again. If you haven’t yet seen these very funny ladies, get down to iO this Sunday!

The Mary Kay Letourneau Players Present…
Katie Rich (The Second City Mainstage) and Kate Duffy (Deep Schwa, The Playboys) are the Mary Kay Letourneau Players, a duo critics have called comedy “Kobe beef”.  The two seasoned performers began writing together while traveling the country for The Second City’s National Touring Company and debuted their material at the 2011 Chicago Sketchfest to rave reviews.  Directed by the immensely talented Irene Marquette (40 Whacks), the show dives deeply into characters, exposing their complex inner worlds.  From elderly ladies yakking at a wedding, to working-class girls recovering from a weeknight bender, to the fallout from a facially-disfiguring monkey attack.  The Mary Kay Letourneau Players tackle tabloid sensationalism and everyday life with an equally frank, head-on approach.  After all, we are all only one or two bad decisions away from being a headline.

Time Out Chicago said “both performers are marvelous in their own right, but put together they create a rich tapestry of character-driven scenes” which are “patient, grounded and immensely rewarding.”

Flavorpill hails their show as “a heady mix of clever jokes, uncomfortable moments, and zaniness for its own sake.”

Gapers Block said, “the pair playfully skews the audience’s expectations in a series of unpredictable scenes, and director Marquette weaves them together seamlessly.”

Sundays @ 10:30pm, through March 11, 2012.

iO Chicago, The Del Close Theater,  3541 N Clark St (Addison & Clark), Chicago, IL 60657.

$5 tickets are available at Chicago.iOImprov.com or 773.880.0199.

Get to know the Players at MKLPlayers.com.

Drunks. (Photo by Lindsay Williams)

Katie Rich & Kate Duffy Bring Their Sketch Comedy to iO with “The Mary Kay Letourneau Players Present…”

January 3, 2012 § Leave a comment


“Both performers are marvelous in their own right, but put together they create a rich tapestry of character-driven scenes” – Jason Heidemann, Time Out Chicago

Big news, friends!  Two of Chicago’s rockstar comediennes have teamed up to produce some truly exceptional sketch comedy which they’ll soon be debuting at iO Theater.  Katie Rich (The Second City Mainstage) and Kate Duffy (Deep Schwa, The Playboys) are the Mary Kay Letourneau Players, a duo critics have called comedy “Kobe beef.”

The two seasoned performers began writing together while traveling the country for The Second City’s National Touring Company and debuted their material at the 2011 Chicago Sketchfest to rave reviews.  Directed by the immensely talented Irene Marquette (40 Whacks), the show dives deeply into characters, exposing their complex inner worlds.  From elderly ladies yakking at a wedding, to working-class girls recovering from a weeknight bender, to the fallout from a facially-disfiguring monkey attack.  The Mary Kay Letourneau Players tackle tabloid sensationalism and everyday life with an equally frank, head-on approach.  After all, we are all only one of two bad decisions away from being a headline.

See why Time Out Chicago said the Mary Kay Letourneau Players were “fine actors” whose “scenes are patient, grounded and immensely rewarding.”

“The Mary Kay Letourneau Players Present…”
Written and performed by Katie Rich and Kate Duffy, directed by Irene Marquette.

Sundays @ 10:30pm, January 22 – February 19, 2012.

iO Chicago, The Del Close Theater,  3541 N Clark St (Addison & Clark), Chicago, IL 60657.

$5 tickets are available at Chicago.iOImprov.com or 773.880.0199.

For more information, visit MKLPlayers.com.

About Mary Kay Letourneau
Mary Kay Letourneau is an American schoolteacher who was imprisoned from 1997 to 2004 for having sexual intercourse with her 13-year-old student, Vili Fualaau.  She gave birth to two of Fualaau’s children while incarcerated. After her release from prison in 2004, Letourneau married Fualaau and took his name.  She has not yet endorsed this production.


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