- July 10, 2020 - December 31, 2020
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
GENRETHON: A Digital Celebration of Nerdom in Comedy
Otherworld Theatre, Chicago’s premier Science Fiction and Fantasy theatre proudly presents the spectacular return of their annual comedy festival GENRETHON! Originally postponed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GENRETHON 2020 has been transformed into a FREE all-digital event! This online Celebration of Nerdom In Comedy lasts for three miraculous days from Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12 on Otherworld Theatre’s YouTube Digital Platform! Access is FREE and can be subscribed to here: www.youtube.com.
This geek and genre-centric comedy celebration features headliners Improvised Jane Austen, voted the Best Improv Troupe in the Chicago Reader’s “Best of Chicago 2019”. Also headlining are BATSU!- An Improvised Japanese Game Show. Dungeons and Dragons enthusiasts take note, the festival also features Otherworld mainstay Out On A Whim’s Improvised DND, Queens of Adventure- A Drag Show/Dnd Podcast, and a never before released podcast episode from Improvised Star Trek. Additionally, Otherworld fan favorite Dork Court returns as an all digital experience, “Animal Crossing vs. Sims”. Also featured are a staged reading of a new Stupid Shakespeare play by Phillip Zimmerman, “Two Gentlemen of Bikini Bottom” and from the Push Theatre in Virginia, “Venetian Blinds”. Fan favorites from GENRETHON 2019 also making their return are Improvised Riverdale, Geekspeare, Geektastic and Mass Street Production’s classic murder mystery “Care For A Corpse”, and so much more.