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Rubber Chicken Theater announces its 2024 season lineup

Holiday Sketch Comedy Revue. Submitted / Rubber Chicken Theater

Rubber Chicken Theater is ready to cluck off its 2024 season with four major productions to be staged throughout downtown Duluth in the coming year.

Executive Producer Brian Matuszak announced the lineup of shows from an undisclosed location near a Park Point lighthouse he’s hoping to sell to any random billionaire who may be interested. 

The season kicks off on Saturday, June 15, with the popular Chicken Hat Plays. Eight writers, eight directors, and a whole bunch of actors, all from various theatrical institutions throughout Minnesota, will come together and create eight original one-act plays in just 24 hours.

The Chicken Hat Plays will be staged in their new home in the Harbor City International School Theater, 332 West Michigan Street in downtown Duluth.

Next up, Rubber Chicken Theater will be part of this year's Duluth-Superior Pride Festival with Liberace & Liza: A Tribute to be staged Friday and Saturday, August 30 and 31 in the Depot Theatre, 506 West Michigan Street in downtown Duluth. David Saffert and Jillian Snow return to the Northland with a brand new show that features their wildly successful mashup of two over-the-top icons. Saffert’s dizzying piano skills and Snow’s powerhouse belt team up for a hilarious evening of music and laughter.

The laughs continue in December with Rubber Chicken Theater’s traditional Holiday Sketch Comedy Revue to be staged December 20-21 and 27-28 at Studio Four in the Duluth Depot, 506 West Michigan Street in downtown Duluth. The wildly popular end-of-year show features original sketches and song parodies that have fun with local and state news stories from the preceding 12 months, and already has a title: How the Grinch Stole Park Point, or, Spreading the Christmas Cheerios*.

“We usually come up with the name of the show later in the year, based on the funniest story we can remember,” said Matuszak. “But we’re already confident there won’t be anything more delightful than a Park Point billionaire peeing in their breakfast cereal.” 

The year wraps up with another Rubber Chicken holiday tradition: New Year’s Cluckin’ Eve. The one-night Gala of Fun will be staged December 31, also at Studio Four, and will feature new sketches, prize giveaways, and live music.