30+ Years of Curious Theatre
The Buzz That Is the Buzz by Beau O'Reilly

March 12–April 10, 2011

7:00 p.m. Friday/Saturday
3:00 p.m. Sunday
  • Location
  • Prop Thtr • 3502 N. Elston, Chicago


Shakespeare gets spoken and chickens do the chasing in this weird, wild mélange of vivacious voices and tricky transgressions.

Beau O'Reilly collaborates with the British playwright William Shakespeare on a tragic-comic tale of curiosity and betrayal in which minds are altered by "The Mighty Mind Blow", delusion leads to murder and a film-noir-like quest for revenge, with stops along the way for the perfect map and a new view of love.


Kelly Anchors, Jayita Bhattacharya, Brian Collins, Courtney Kearney, Steve Lehman, Beau O'Reilly, Matt Rieger, Jordan Stacey

Directed by

Beau O'Reilly

Set Design by

Joseph Riley

Costume Design by

Diane Hamm


The Buzz That Is the Buzz - Con and Randy

The Buzz That Is the Buzz - Clarissa and Francis


  • "Curious Theatre Branch has brought a lot of curious avant garde things to light but Beau O'Reilly's world premiere play gives audiences a hallucinogenic trip where every odd move and play on words fits just right and gels into a funky seamless whole.... In some mysterious part of the medulla oblongata, it all comes together brilliantly."—Chicago Theater Blog