Corn Productions and Nealshow Productions Presents:
Death is so Much Worse

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays | 8PM | October 21st - November 20th
Tickets are $20 - Must Buy Online

Where the Brown Line ends, fear begins…


Nealshow Productions and Corn Productions kindly present Death Is So Much Worse by Pat Radke. In this absurdist thriller, the residents of an Albany Park apartment building confront an outbreak of anthropophagy while straining to weather a tempestuous social climate without proper outerwear.  Performances, 90 minutes with no intermission, are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.), October 21st–November 20th, at Cornservatory, 4210 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618. All audience members must show proof of vaccination at the door and remain masked while inside the venue. Audience members may bring beverages, including booze, but not food.


Trish’s tenants enjoy comfortable lives due in no small part to her devotion to their needs. When evil masquerading as “just plain common sense” insinuates itself into this urban Xanadu, Trish leads them on a nightmarish quest for an unstable truth through the Valley of the Wolves, beyond Madness’s Gate, and into the Realm of the Child Demon. Can they make it home before the evil consumes them whole?   


Shannon Bachelder, who plays Trish, says, “Theatregoers and actors alike are hungry for the return of live theatre, and Death Is So Much Worse delivers a full-course meal! It’s strange, witty, and fun, and I’ve had an absolute blast working with everyone. This show is not to be missed!”


Justin Oliver Lance, Artistic Director of Corn Productions, says, “We’re thrilled to join forces with Nealshow Productions to bring you Death Is So Much Worse, Corn’s first in-person, full-length production after being closed for a year and a half. We survived thanks to the theatre community and our lovely fans. With safety and health top of mind, we hope you’ll come out to enjoy and support live theatre.”


Death Is So Much Worse features an original score and sound design by renowned experimental composer Coleman Zurkowski: “The score is my impression of Pat’s plays, which for me, present a deep truth about humanity through the absurd universe he has created.”


Written and directed by Pat Radke and featuring Shannon Bachelder, Gail Harder, Lucas Matteson, Scott Minches, Dani Pike, Pat Radke, Dave Satterwhite, Sophronia Vowels, and Rick Yaconis, Death Is So Much Worse serves up a chilling reminder that the proof of the pudding is in the eating. 

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House opens 20 minutes before showtime.

Our theatre is BYOB, please drink responsibly.


Tickets must be purchased online. NO SALES AT THE DOOR

IMPORTANT: Proof of vaccination is required for entry.

Masks must be worn in the theatre at all time unless drinking.