Podtalk: Frank Carr of ‘YippieFest,’ at the Prop Theatre in Chicago, Aug. 16-18, 2019

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CHICAGO – It’s the 3rd annual YippieFest in Chicago at the Prop Thtr (Theatre), and the three days of Theater, Performance, Music, Film, Comedy and more kicks off with its 2019 edition on Friday, August 16th (7pm), and runs through Sunday, August 18th. The Fest evolved from the spirit of Mary-Arrchie Theater’s Abbie Hoffman Fest, which began 30 years ago (1989), and ended in 2016. The Fest also celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock music festival, which coincides with the weekend. For more information on YippieFest, including tickets, click here.

August 16th-18th, 2019 at the Prop Thtr in Chicago
Photo credit: YippieFest.com

The 2019 YippieFest is co-produced by founder Frank Carr, who also participates in the sketch comedy troupe, “Famous in the Future,” also featuring Desiree Burcum, Tina Teske, Michael Hora and Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com. “Famous” will perform at YippieFest on Saturday, August 17th, at 8pm. They join a huge contingency of nearly 100 acts (schedule link below), representing theater, music, stand-up comedy, monologue and much more, in the spirit of Woodstock and the Yippie nation.

Frank Carr (standing, second from right) and ‘Famous in the Future’
Photo credit: FamousintheFuture.com

In the following Podtalk, Frank Carr and Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com talk YippieFest highlights, the Woodstock anniversary and how to conjure the spirit of Jimi Hendrix.

YippieFest will take place at the Prop Thtr – 3502 North Elston Avenue in Chicago – from August 16th (7pm) through 18th, 2018. For the complete schedule of the 2019 YippieFest, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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© 2019 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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