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It's 1961(ish) and all's quiet on the European front. Except in Kiel, Germany, where Army Corporal Chet Stockton and Private First Captain Rick Malone are gearing up for some "Fun in Acapulco" with "Girls! Girls! Girls!" -- the only cure for their "G.I. Blues." But when the Sarge tells them that General Lompoke and his suspiciously ugly daughter Theresa are coming to Kiel for the 7th Annual European Army Instructional Summit, Technique Seminar, and Bingo Tournament, they are ordered to forgo their Acapulco "Clambake" and tasty "King Creole" for a couple of German screwdrivers and some bingo. It is up to Chet and Rick to see that the bingo tournament goes smoothly, but with a nimrod Sergeant, a bad Swede, a recalcitrant Wizard, a beatnik backup band, and a repressed, suspiciously ugly General's daughter to deal with, that's no easy assignment. Complete with original songs that apply exactly to whatever situation is at hand, GI's in Europe is a famiy friendly take-off of Elvis movies -- only funnier. The show is written by Scott OKen and Ernest Deak, and directed by Nick Digilio.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Factory Theater at The Prop Thtr, Chicago