Podtalk: Exec Director Frank Carr of 2023 YippieFest, Calling for Acts to Perform from Aug. 4-6

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CHICAGOYIPPIE! It’s back, in the neighborhood of its roots. YippieFest 2023 will be August 4th-6th in the Lakeview/Buena Park venue of PRIDE ARTS, 4139 North Broadway in Chicago. The space is less than a half mile from the former Mary-Arrchie Theatre, whose “Abbie Hoffman Festival” was the template for the three-day performance celebration. YippieFest currently has slots for theater acts, including one-act plays, monologue, sketch, improv, vaudeville and other stage performance arts. Artists get free admission to the rest of the festival, so click YiPPIE FEST 2023 to sign up.

YippieFest began in 2017 as an event that continued the stage tradition of the former Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Festival (1989-2016). The Fest Executive Director, since its inception, is Frank Carr. The comedy group he co-founded, FAMOUS IN THE FUTURE, has performed in every Abbie Hoffman fest and so far every YippieFest. They will appear, as will all the other acts that sign up, but time slots are limited. The deadline for sign up is through the first week of July.

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In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, Executive Director Frank Carr of YippieFest 2023 has the deets …

YippieFest 2023 takes place August 4th-6th. Go to YippieFest.com for complete information.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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