Limetown. Night Vale. Forks. Sicklerburg. All small towns with creepy happenings. Not familiar with Sicklerburg? It’s the setting for “Everything is Fine* in Sicklerburg,” a new show from local sketch comedy duo House of Solitude, otherwise known as the savvy Dan Corkery and the brilliant Caitlin Weigel. Sicklerburg is a village in Pennsylvania where everything’s fine. Sure, the dead are returning to life. Sure, the living townsfolk are disappearing for no apparent reason. But everything is fine, just fine. It’s a very normal place with just some disconcerting elements right now. Isn’t that just like every small town?
Dan Corkery regularly appears with Philly Improv Theater house sketch team Goat Rodeo and also worked on another creepy comedic production, the 2013 Fringe Festival show Alley of Nightmares. Caitlin Weigel is part of all-female sketch group Mani Pedi. Mani Pedi created the unsettling and wickedly funny “Karen’s Dream” event. She won WitOut’s best female improviser award in 2014. Corkery and Weigel not only wrote the show, but are the entire cast. Between stage shows, they create House of Solitude video sketches such as “Don’t Let Me Die” and “Your Body Changed.”
“Everything is Fine* In Sicklerburg” has a two night run on October 29 and October 30. Both shows are at 9PM in PHIT‘s 2nd Floor Stage in the Adrienne Theater in Rittenhouse. Comedian Jake Mattera opens the show.
House of Solitude presents “Everything is Fine* in Sicklerburg”
Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30; 9:00pm
2nd Stage, Philly Improv Theater, The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom Street
Buy $8 tickets in advance from Ticketleap before they disappear or pay $10 at the door.