The moon landing. The Stonewall riots. Woodstock. Angie Dickinson face-down in a pile of cocaine. We all know what happened elsewhere in the summer of 1969, but what was happening in Chicago?
Pinque Pony (real-life couple Andy Eninger and John Loos) boldly answers this question with 69, a recently discovered “lost” sketch comedy revue that explores the iconic summer of 1969 through the eyes of our beloved Chicago, a city perpetually a step behind.
Using New York’s Stonewall riots as inspiration, 69 weaves a tapestry of twisted, winning Chicagoans all on the cusp of major transformation. From murderous proto-feminists to surly laundry lesbians, bar-raiding cops, catty Marshall Field’s fops, insanely tragic Partridge Family singers and even infamous Cubs manager Leo Durocher, Eninger and Loos balance the bizarre with the beautiful and draw parallels to today’s uncertain, restless times.
Did we mention there will be an appearance by maniacal theater goddess Mary Martin?
Pinque Pony is a two-man sketch duo consisting of real-life couple Andy Eninger (head of The Second City Writing Program) and John Loos (GayCo Productions, The Second City Network). Eninger and Loos have been a couple for nearly seven years, and have been performing as Pinque Pony for four. Together, they’ve performed at Second City, Annoyance, Davenport’s and as far away as Alaska, New Mexico and the Caribbean.
69 is directed by Tyler Dean Kempf (Second City, Lucy Cooper Productions). For more press photos, please check out our Press page!
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