Death Is So Much Worse
In the newest addition to the Nealshow family, a Chicago landlord develops a taste for human flesh while his tenants attend a punk show.
Albany Park landlord Laszlo (Chuck Merydith) has always prioritized his tenants needs. Craving a home-cooked meal? Laszlos got a pot of soup just for you. Faucet knob wont stop dripping? Laszlo will replace it within 24 hours. Need to improve the turnout at your punk-style bands next gig? Laszlo will be there dancing, moshing, and drinking a can of lite beer. When fear sinks its talons into Laszlos heart, his newer girlfriend Beth (Eileen Hertz) and her best friend Emily (Liz Greenwood) lead his tenants through a waking nightmare of violence, cannibalism, and the inescapable fear in their own eyes to save him.
A mildly-dystopian thriller romp from the kind folks who brought you the 2019 hit zombie apocalypse comedy Just Chilling, Death Is So Much Worse will have you on the edge of your seat and holding your sides.
Performances run about two hours and will be held on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., from March 10th to April 4th, at Cornservatory (a BYOB venue), located at 4210 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
Written by Pat Radke
Directed by Pat Radke & Sara BenBella
Music composed by Coleman Zurkowski
Roxy Adviento as Taryn
Liz Greenwood as Emily
Eileen Hertz as Beth
Leah Huskey as Grace
Chuck Merydith as Laszlo
Jason Quisenberry as Scooter
Jorge Salas as Sterling
David "Dave" Satterwhite as Chesney
Manny Sevilla as Crystal
and Harmon Taylor in the role of "Bonko"
Thoughts on previous plays from Nealshow Productions:
Just Chilling - 2019
Becky Sarwate, The Broadway Blog: "Just Chilling engages a pop-cultural juggernaut while adding something new and decidedly human to the apocalypse genre. Well-acted and paced, Nealshow Productions' latest offering is worth a bite."
Ella Lee, The DePaulia: "The show also is riddled with political undertones, taking jabs at political correctness... and hinting at bigger discussions in American politics today."
4210 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|