Signal Ensemble Theatre Puts Super Bowl Plans in ‘Motion’

By Patty Wetli | Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The cast of Signal Ensemble Theatre's "Motion." Credit: Johnny Knight

We’re not sure Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave., got the memo about how to counter-program for Super Bowl Sunday; think a Jane Austen marathon on PBS or back-to-back-to-back airings of The Notebook on Lifetime. Instead, Signal is offering a special production of its world premiere play, Motion, which is, get this, all about football.

On Sunday, Feb. 5, the curtain rises an hour early on Motion, at 2 p.m., and following the 90-minute performance, ticket holders are invited to watch Brady vs. Manning with ensemble members.

Motion centers on hotshot sports agent Jerry Maguire Drew, bent on making his blue chip, but troubled client the number one pick in the professional football draft. Obstacles, including Renee Zellweger Drew’s ex-wife, compound the situation, while labor discord threatens the very existence of the game.

Motion runs through March 3, 2012, with performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. (excepting the Super Bowl early start). There will also be a Monday night performance Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets by calling 773.698.7389 or online at www.signalensemble.com.


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