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“Have Yourself an H1N1 Christmas, or, Snufflin’ in a Swine Flu Wonderland”


Rubber Chicken Theater presents its second annual Holiday Comedy Revue, entitled “Have Yourself an H1N1 Christmas, or, Snufflin’ in a Swine Flu Wonderland.”

UWS Theatre Alumni production of “The Fourth Wall”

In conjunction with UW-Superior Alumni Days Events, and in honor of Professor John D. Munsell’s induction into the UW-Superior Communicating Arts Wall of Service, Rubber Chicken Theater is working in cooperation with University Theatre to present an All UWS Theatre Alumni production of the comedy The Fourth Wall by A. R. Gurney. The Fourth Wall will be performed at the Experimental Theatre inside the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center at UWS.

The show will be performed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 8, 9, and 10 at 8pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for current UWS students and can be reserved by calling (218) 213-2780 and are also available at the door.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical


Joyful and unashamedly vulgar, The Great American Trailer Park Musical has been called South Park meets Desperate Housewives, and Jerry Springer set to music by theater critics around the country.

Ride the Rubber Chicken Charter to Applefest this October!



On Saturday, October 3, make it a beautiful fall day of crunchy apples and corny jokes as KUWS Radio and Rubber Chicken Theater invite you to ride in style to Applefest in Bayfield aboard the Rubber Chicken Charter.

The Rubber Chicken Charter will leave from Wessman Arena on the campus of UWS at 11:00am, and gets back to Superior at 10:30pm. There will be plenty of time in beautiful Bayfield to enjoy the sights and sounds of Applefest, then, at 5:00pm, you will be in the audience for the LIVE broadcast of The Rubber Chicken Radio Hour. The show will be performed smack dab in the middle of Applefest, right on the main stage. The show will feature local musicians from Big Top Chautauqua, a Brett Favre apple sketch or two, and other fun surprises.

Cost to ride the Rubber Chicken Charter is just $20. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today by contacting Kim Gustafson at KUWS Radio ([email protected], 715-394-8530). Credit cards are accepted.

Cracked Egg Improv, a wing of Rubber Chicken Theater, debuts this Thursday

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 8pm, starting July 23rd, come to Dubh Linn Comedy Pub and watch us make it up as we go along. Just five bucks. That is a lot of intentional comedy for five bucks. (I know, I know. You get more from City Hall every day and that’s free, but what can you do?) or (218) 213-2780 for more info.

The Chicken Hat Plays, July 10 & 11 in Proctor

The Chicken Hat Plays July 10 & 11 at Proctor Area Community Center – 7PM Both Shows


Rubber Chicken Theater presents 16 world premiere plays, all created in one weekend….It’s The Chicken Hat Plays, sponsored in part by Pizza Luce.  

Rubber Chicken Theater presents “Humpty Dumpty: The Musical”

Funny jokes, men in dresses, silly puppets, The Egg Man himself….there’s something for everyone!

May 22-24 and 29-31 at the beautiful Scottish Rite Auditorium.
Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 3 & 7pm, Sundays at 3pm

Written and Directed by Chani Ninneman
Original Music by Patrick Colvin

Tix & Info: (218) 213-2780,

Sponsored in part by the Lake Superior Zoo, Perfect Duluth Day, and also made possible in part by a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council ( through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature.

Rubber Chicken Radio Hour, Live at The Thirsty Pagan

The next live broadcast of The Rubber Chicken Radio Hour will be Wednesday, April 29, from 7-8pm at The Thirsty Pagan in Superior, Wisconsin. The show will be broadcast live on KUWS 91.3FM, but being in the studio audience to see how it all comes together is the most fun, and admission is FREE…but you really should buy a pizza and a beer or two.

The Celebrity Guest for this show is Super Dave Anderson from the Northland’s News Center. Musical guest is Jim Madison, guitarist/singer/improvisational musician extraordinaire.

Some of the sketches in this edition of The Rubber Chicken Radio Hour include a behind-the-scenes peek at why Mark Winson decided to leave Mayor Don Ness after only two months, and how Dennis Anderson decides to spice up his newscasts after hearing about the success Pat Kelly had with The Full Monty at the Duluth Playhouse (The Full Denny, anyone?)

Final Weekend for “QED”

“QED”, starring Brian Matuszak & Cheryl Skafte, and directed by Minden Anderson.
March 20-22 at the Shack
Good food, great show!
Call (715) 392-3463 and reserve your spot soon!

Rubber Chicken Theater at The Shack for 2 more weekends!

“QED” by Peter Parnell
March 13-15 and 20-22
Starring Brian Matuszak and Cheryl Skafte
Directed by Minden Anderson
Physics can be fun! At least when taught by Richard Feynman, the real-life Nobel Prize winning physicist who also frequented topless bars, played bongos, and appeared in college theater productions. Oh yeah, he also figured out the atomic bomb and the space shuttle Challenger explosion.
Call (715) 392-3463 for tickets and a delicious dinner!

Why did the Rubber Chicken cross the bridge? To do this show!

Rubber Chicken Theater and The Shack Dinner Theatre partner up for the show “QED” by Peter Parnell.
Starring Brian Matuszak and Cheryl Skafte
Directed by Minden Anderson
March 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22 at the Shack.
Tix: 715-392-DINE
Info: 218-213-2780,

As Starfire says: “It’s only a bridge. Get over it!”

Rubber Chicken Improv

Rubber Chicken Improv has been strutting its stuff on local stages now since the troupe started up last year. The group has been performing shows at venues around the Twin Ports and even took on Dudley Riggs in the Twin Cities last November at a local fundraiser. (Mayor Don Ness was on hand to present the trophy to Rubber Chicken for besting the Minneapolis improv troupe in one of the shows!) And now, Sharon Dixon Obst and her crew of improvisational comedians would like to share their funny business with folks in the Northland.

Every Sunday from 2-6pm at the Proctor Area Community Center, Sharon and her improvisational troupe get together in a relaxed and friendly environment to work on their art, learning new improv games and becoming more closely knit as a team. These meetings are free and open to the public, no matter what the age or the profession. “Even if someone has no intention of joining us onstage, learning improv has many benefits,” said Obst at a recent rehearsal. “Anyone, in any walk of life, can use the skills improv teaches, such as creative problem-solving, building teamwork, and speaking effectively in front of a group.”

Some participants who have learned from Rubber Chicken Improv include a medical administrator, a high school principal, a doctor, and communications instructors. “It’s open to anyone and everyone who wants to give it a try,” said Obst. “So come on and join us this Sunday!”

As mentioned, Rubber Chicken Improv is being headed up by Sharon Dixon Obst. Sharon graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and has been working steadily in theater since she took her first acting class 32 years ago. She has been a writer, a performer, a producer, a director, an acting/vocal coach and teacher in the Duluth/Superior area for the past 16 years. Sharon has also been a guest lecturer at The College of St. Scholastica on Improvisational Theater.

To make reservations for the Sunday Improv Get-Togethers, please call (218) 213-2780, or email [email protected].

(Pictured left to right) Rubber Chicken Improv Director Sharon Dixon Obst is ready to accept the Improv-A-Looza Late Show Championship Trophy from John Haynes, the director of the Brave New Institute at Dudley Riggs, and judges Matthew Feeney and Duluth Mayor Don Ness.

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