Hard-Core CORN

By Kelly Haramis

Directed by David Knoell

A popcorn addict meets a nutrition guru and learns she's intolerant to corn. Find out how she navigates a maze of maize, through cooking shows, newscasts, and personal confessions in a world turned against her.
Adult language
The creators say this show is appropriate for ages 12-15 and up
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Hard-Core CORN 08/03 5:30 PM Strike Theater $3.00

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Kelly Haramis
KELLY HARAMIS is a Chicago-area actor, writer and former Chicago Tribune journalist. In addition to a BA in Journalism and minors in Theatre Arts and Women’s Studies from Penn State, Kelly is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory and the iO Chicago Training Center, and she studied at the Annoyance Theatre. Kelly performed "Hard-Core CORN" to sold-out audiences at the 2017 Chicago Fringe Festival where she was top seller for her venue. Kelly performed her first one-woman show "Double Happiness: A Tale of Love, Loss, and One Forever Family" in 2012 in Chicago as well as at FRIGID New York (2014), St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival (2014), Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival (2013), Chicago Fringe Festival (2015) and Ithaca Fringe Festival (2016) as well as several venues in the Chicago area. Kelly tested out a few scenes of “Hard-Core CORN” at the 2014 Chicago Women’s Funny Festival. Aside from her one-woman shows, Kelly has performed in plays in Chicago as well as in New York City at the Midtown International Theatre Festival (2014) and the Del Close Marathon (2012). When Kelly is not onstage, you can find her doing everything from teaching children’s theatre to binge-watching Spanish shows on Netflix to baking dye-free, corn-free baked goods with her husband Davis and two daughters, Athena (12) and Kallista (11).
David Knoell
DAVID KNOELL is a theatre artist living in Chicago, IL. He currently serves several institutions wearing different hats: Lecturer and Technical Director (Lake Forest College), Artist-in-Residence (Concordia University), Music Director and Producer (Second City Training Center), Board Member (Equity Library Theatre Chicago). David also directs scripted, improvised, and original performances at these venues and more. Additionally, he works with Performing Arts Educators stage managing dance and choir shows at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. It is always a pleasure to collaborate with Kelly Haramis - thank you for trusting me, Kelly!
Davis Schneiderman
DAVIS SCHNEIDERMAN is a Chicago-area writer, English professor and Dean of Faculty at Lake Forest College. He lives in the Chicago suburbs with his beautiful wife Kelly and their two daughters. He is the author or editor of 10 books, including the novels "Drain," "Blank," and "Ink." Recent performances include the European Beat Studies Association in Paris, with Kelly Haramis, and a Situationist International conference at Indiana University.

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