Podtalk: Frank Carr on Virtual/Online YippieFest 2021 on Sep. 26

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CHICAGO – One more time, virtual and online. YippieFest 2021 will air on Twitch TV and through their website on Sunday, September 26th (7pm start). The freewheeling festival is usually a live theater and music event every August, but with the pandemic still lingering the show must go on, virtual and online. For more info, click YippieFest.com.

YippieFest premiered in 2017, taking on the spirit of the Mary-Arrchie Theater’s Abbie Hoffman Festival, which began in 1989. The live theater version is three days of 24/7 performances, celebrating the best in Chicago stage, music and comedy. YippieFest had to go virtual last year, as the rest of the world did during the pandemic, and following Chicago protocol and the uncertainty in the whole community, chose again to do one spectacular night of online TV entertainment on Sunday, September 26th.

Schedule and Line-Up for YippieFest 2021
Photo credit: YippieFest.com

Frank Carr has been the producer of YippieFest since its inception, after having participated with the comedy troupe Famous in the Future in every Abbie Hoffman Festival since its inception. Like many theater managers, the last two years have been a challenge, but Frank has held YippieFest together through the support of the video submissions of the participating acts. They include Famous in the Future, the Dark Room Men, whitewolfsonicprincess, The Telepaths, Northside/Southside Players, Killer Robots and Sean Patrick Leonard’s new film, “Love Me Tinder.” The Full Line-up and Schedule is above and the Twitch TV and YippieFest site links are below.

In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, producer Frank Carr of YippieFest provides an overview …

YippieFest 2021, a FREE online and virtual TV event, will take place on Sunday, September 26th from 7pm-11pm. YippieFest can be accessed (click on links) on TwitchTV/YippieFest
or YippieFest.com. YIPPIE!

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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