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"He's not angry. He's just having a bad day... OK, He's Angry."
Wendell Tucker Hates the World
Theori Stages apologetically presents “Wendell Tucker Hates the World.” The newest offering from the producers of “I Still Love H.E.R. (atributetohiphop)” take viewers inside the mind of Chicago’s own Wendell Tucker. "Wendell Tucker Hates The World" is a hilarious one man show about the views and experiences of Writer/Producer, Wendell Tucker. In the span of one mindbombing hour, Wendell rages against the world, giving verbal chokeslams to everything in his path including love, working in the customer service industry, the American education system, health care, pop culture and even things seemingly harmless as Jello. Are these just the rantings of the world's angriest playwright, or is there a deeper, more pervasive issue causing Wendell Tucker to Hate the World? Come find out... if you've got the brainballs... This hilarious take on life and fighting for mental wellness is set to be one of the sleeper hits of 2012.
Chicago Native and Former CHA resident, Wendell Tucker is no stranger to adversity. He has come a long way from his humble beginnings in the Robert Taylor Homes and Stateway Gardens. At age 31, Wendell Tucker has taken the road less traveled and in the process left an indelible mark on the world of theater. Armed with years of training at Chicago State University, The North Carolina Black Repertory Theater, The ETA Foundation and the Negro Ensemble Company of New York, to say that he is prepared to lead the next generation of playwrights is an understatement. With critically acclaimed Hip-Hop Theater pieces “I Still Love H.E.R. (atributetohiphop)” and “By a Black Hand” under his belt, “Wendell Tucker Hates the World” is his first offering to the world of non-musical theater.
Wendell has become well known for his piercing social satire, positive messages and hilarious presentation. In this production “the angriest man in theater” takes on parenting, relationships, growing up on the South Side of Chicago, politics and religion. When asked about this moniker in a recent interview, the always candid playwright replied “If you see the world going to hell, and it doesn’t infuriate you, there is something wrong with you. Anger is an aspect of passion. You can’t change anything you aren’t passionate about.”