Two Hours in a Bar:  A Double Bill of One-Acts

Two Hours in a Bar: A Double Bill of One-Acts

City Lit Theater - 1020 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

Waiting for Tina Meyer by Kristine Thatcher (with material by Larry Shue)

Text Me music, lyrics & book by Kingsley Day 

***We understand not everyone is comfortable being in a crowd without masks yet, so City Lit has designated 2 performances where masks are required.  Sunday, March 10, 2024 and Sunday, April 7, 2024 are the designated performances for Two Hours in a Bar.  Masks are encouraged but no longer required for all other performances.***


The Chicago stage premiere of Waiting for Tina Meyer, the only collaboration between Thatcher, City Lit's resident playwright, and Shue, the late playwright of the farces The Nerd and The Foreigner.  Written while they were best friends and resident actors at Milwaukee Repertory Theater in the 1980s, it concerns a pair of best-friend actors sitting in a bar because one of them is expecting to be met there by Tina Meyer, a woman he doesn't know who sent him a note backstage earlier that evening.

The world premiere of Text Me, commissioned by City Lit as a companion piece to Thatcher and Shue's play, is a 21st Century look at the problem of meeting people.  In this version of the bar, two people come to try to make connections--on their phones.  Fittingly for our fractured times, all the songs in the show are solos.

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