As previously reported….
Countdown: The Story of the Exploding Whale continues its phenomenally funny run at the Apollo Theater on Wednesday nights at 8pm through the end of November. The hilarious new multi-media, one-man show from writer/comedian Chris Gummert unravels the true story of a beached whale that was disposed of using a half-ton of dynamite in 1970. The resulting explosion sent blubber flying and totaled a car a quarter of a mile away. The news footage of the disposal has since gone on to become the fifth most watched video on the Internet, according to the BBC.
In this painstakingly researched show Gummert utilizes an exciting range of storytelling techniques and technology to uncover a truly bizarre tale; a tale that touches on unwanted presents, stolen teeth, a brief history of dynamite and the importance of scheduling vacation days in advance. Countdown also covers modern disposal techniques utilized around the globe and discusses additional whale disposals that ended just as bizarrely.
View a preview of Countdown: The Story of the Exploding Whale here:
Come see why audiences are saying “there’s nothing like this in Chicago.”
Countdown: The Story of the Exploding Whale runs Wednesday nights at 8pm from October 10th through November 28th at the Apollo Theater, 2540 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60614. Tickets are $10. Student tickets are $8. Tickets are available at the Apollo box office at 773-965-6100 . The CTA provides easy access from the red, brown and purple line el trains at the Fullerton stop.