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Halfway to Halloween: A Hocus-Pocus Portal-Prov! featuring Larry Bagby!

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It's halfway to Halloween and Portal-Prov! is stepping through the HOCUS POCUS portal to celebrate with special guest Larry Bagby!

Larry Bagby (HOCUS POCUS, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) will appear at Otherworld Theatre on Sunday, May 15, 2022, participating in several of Otherworld’s signature programs. 

Bagby, who played the teenage bully "Ice" in HOCUS POCUS, will first step through the Portal as he participates in Otherworld’s weekly sci-fi and fantasy themed improv show, PORTAL-PROV!, at 7 p.m. Featuring games, audience participation, and nerdy fun, PORTAL-PROV!, which will be HOCUS POCUS themed for this event, is presented every Sunday evening at Otherworld and has played to sold-out shows since its March 13 premiere. This show will begin with a special musical set by Bagby, who is also an accomplished musician and country music singer.

At 8:30 p.m. Bagby will join licensed clinical social worker Eric Koll of Keystone Mental Health and licensed professional counselor Natalie Jeung of Skylight Counseling Center for a live taping of the THE NERD THERAPY PODCAST, a new monthly talk show that discusses different mental health-related themes in various nerd and geek franchises. This episode will focus on bullying in the geek and nerd communities, and ways that fans can prevent harmful behavior. The conversation will highlight Bagby's involvement in anti-bulling campaigns.

More on PORTAL-PROV! below:

Each week, PORTAL-PROV! transports audiences to a different genre-informed world of comedy. Like Star Trek? We'll beam you there! Want to go back in time? Hop in our DeLoran! On the run from the Terminator? Come with us if you want to live! The show is improvised on the spot by our performers along with input from the nerdiest, geekiest, most fun audiences in Chicago. 

Created and directed by Bryce Read, PORTAL-PROV! features a cast of 11 of Chicago’s geekiest improv performers, including Jen Connor, Daniel Bloom, Ilsa Morales, Brandon Drap, Nicholas Marino, Grace Trotta, Emma Rose, Carlos Rivera, Jono Mammel, Mark Soloff, and Blake Hood.

Previous PORTAL-PROV! shows can be viewed on Otherworld Theatre's YouTube Channel.

COVID-19 Notice: All attendees including audience members, media, staff and volunteers, and performers are required to show proof of full vaccination, and masks are required to be worn over the mouth and nose at all times, unless actively eating or drinking.

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