Bye Bye Liver: The St. Louis Drinking Play

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2000 Market Street - St. Louis, St.Louis, USA

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Witches, Winos and Wild Things: A Benefit for the Wildlife Rescue Center Oct 18, 2011
Fresh off of celebrating their one-year anniversary of performing in St. Louis, The Pub Theater Co. and cast of “Bye Bye Liver: The St. Louis Drinking Play” (BBL) have announced an extension to their run at Maggie O’Brien’s. The second winter season will kick off on Saturday, October 29 with “Witches, Winos and Wild Things,” a costumed benefit for the Wildlife Rescue Center, and will go on to feature shows on select Fridays and Saturdays through December 17.

In the spirit of supporting wildlife of all kinds, “Witches, Winos and Wild Things” will feature crowd-favorite material from the BBL playbook alongside spookified sketches and gruesome games, customized for the occasion. Costume and door prizes will be awarded, and there will be treats (and tricks) to tantalize the sweet tooth of every grown-up ghost and goblin in the house.

Since opening in 1979, the Wildlife Rescue Center (WRC) has filled a critical niche in animal care, specializing in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of native Missouri species. In addition to treating tens of thousands of animals over the years, education outreach programs have affected almost as many humans, heightening ecological awareness among adults and children alike.

Visitors to the WRC can expect to see volunteers working with a broad range of injured and orphaned amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles, from the most common creatures to the highly endangered. The WRC made national news recently when their 15-acre property near Castlewood State Park became the new home of the St. Louis Rally Squirrel, who rose to notoriety by running across home plate during a Cardinals vs. Phillies playoff game.

Maggie O’Brien’s features a full menu of Irish and American fare. Late-night party band, Bangers and Mash, provide weekly post-show entertainment, as actors mingle with friends and fans until the wee hours at what boasts itself to be “The city’s funniest recurring cast party.”

Bye Bye Liver: The St. Louis Drinking Play

Maggie O'Brien's - 2000 Market Street - St. Louis, MO 63103

SAT OCTOBER 29 – 8pm – 10pm / $14

“Witches, Winos and Wild Things”

A “Bye Bye Liver” Benefit for the Wildlife Rescue Center (
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HwyKey HwyKey
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Bye Bye Liver at Atomic Cowboy Mar 23, 2011
The Pub Theater Company announces the expansion of “Bye Bye Liver: The St. Louis Drinking Play” into a second venue with a Friday May 6th opening date confirmed for the Fox Hole at Atomic Cowboy. The Fox Hole will present shows at 8pm on the first and third Friday of each month, May through August, to run concurrently with the popular 8pm Saturday series at Maggie O’Brien’s.

The cast of Bye Bye Liver is capitalizing on St. Louis’ seemingly unquenchable thirst for bawdy, alcohol-infused comedy and building on the momentum of 14 consecutive sold-out Saturday shows at downtown hotspot Maggie O’Brien’s. With the addition of a second venue this summer, The Pub Theater Company aims to double the number of tickets it can offer while reaching a broader audience of local rowdies via a base in the increasingly vibrant entertainment district of “The Grove.”

Among the pioneer locations for performing arts in “The Grove” neighborhood, The Atomic Cowboy complex is known for hosting a broad spectrum of live music, burlesque, comedy and variety events in the Fox Hole and on its three other stages. As the weather heats up, so does the Atomic Cowboy entertainment schedule, and Bye Bye Liver’s weekly cast parties will take advantage of a sprawling outdoor patio space and post-show entertainment from some of St. Louis’ most notable DJ’s and live musicians.

An established feature on Chicago’s comedy scene for over four years, Bye Bye Liver’s signature cocktail of laughter and booze has an appeal proven transcendent of its parent city. In addition to Chicago, productions are ongoing in Milwaukee, St. Paul and Toronto. No market, however, has embraced this unique brand of 100-proof comedy with more enthusiasm than St. Louis. Since opening here in September, attendance has continued to exceed even optimistic projections. Birthday, bachelorette and other parties increasingly drive large groups to the show while local media have offered consistent support for this niche entertainment option.
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Bye Bye Liver: The St. Louis Drinking Play Feb 14, 2011
Bye Bye Liver pulls from a grab bag of 100-proof comedy sketches, delivered by some of St. Louis’ top comedic actors and interspersed with participatory drinking games. The opportunities for audience involvement, combined with the wild-card nature of the cast and frequent introduction of new material, promise that no two performances are ever alike. With late shows on tap, the cast is expecting x-factors galore as a rowdier and more-lubricated audience is almost certainly in the hopper.

Running concurrently in Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Toronto, no market has embraced the Bye Bye Liver format with more enthusiasm than St. Louis. The play opened at Maggie O’Brien’s 90-seat cabaret in September 2010 and, six weeks later began, selling out every date in advance. Chicago-based parent, Pub Theater Company, employs local talent to tailor each show to its host city, supervising the quality and spirit of the show while encouraging each ensemble to adapt to its audience.

Birthday and bachelorette parties, singles groups and like-minded rowdies are routinely courted for this R-rated romp through the virtual “Frank’s Bar,” but the comedy is broadly accessible and its characters relatable to anyone who’s ever popped a cork, tapped a keg or thought about eating the worm.

Twice pegged as a Metromix “Top Weekend Event” and on AOL’s “City’s Best” list for comedy, Sauce Magazine wrote “You’ll be cracking up whether it’s shots or seltzer in your glass.”

Tickets are $14 in advance or at the door. Advance ticket purchase and arrival at least 30 minutes prior to show time are highly recommended.

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