Welcome to Hobo Junction Productions’ (Web-based) Home Away from Home! Come on in, take off your shoes, try the salsa. We have been called “a solid hour of laughs” by Chicagoist.com, “Genius” by the Chicago Reader, and “Wacky” by FOX News Chicago. In 2010, we were named “One of the Top Hits of the Decade” by NewCity Magazine. But enough about us, let’s tell you a little about ourselves.
Hobo Junction is a company dedicated to developing and producing new, original comedies for the Chicago stage, telling stories that make you laugh until it hurts while tackling issues relevant to our community.
We feel that, all too often, great works are adapted and revived to the point of exhaustion. Our research also shows that four out of every five doctors recommend laughter as the best medicine (well, that… and Excedrin). It is in this spirit that we have committed ourselves to exclusively staging world-premieres comedies, be they plays or musicals. And because of this, our audiences can be rest assured that a Junction show will not only make them laugh but will also tell a story that they have yet to hear anywhere else before.
We strive to provide an open home for comedians, writers, actors, designers, puppeteers and musicians alike, while maintaining a wild presence in the amazing theater community of the city we love so much. A wise man once said, “Never do anything that you wouldn’t be comfortable explaining to the paramedics.” We at the Junction take that for our mantra.