Commuter Theater

The show must go on, even though the actors don't get paid, and even though the audience is there for only a few seconds each week. A group of performers in Chicago stage a skit on a rooftop for the commuters on the the Brown Line of the El, between Armitage and Sedgwick.
Turns out, every Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m., these three friends put on a new skit atop the four-story parking garage for the Brown Line passengers who pass by.

On this particular Wednesday, the actors were indeed performing an original skit about Frankenstein and a mad scientist.

"Look at me, look me in the eyes Frankenstein," said the actor playing the mad scientist, during a performance. (Of course, no one on the el could hear the words, but the actors' actions pretty much explained the scene.)

"Argh, argh, argh!" said Frankenstein.

The three actors go by the name of CTA Theater, and they've been performing for riders for six months, every single week, just to make people happy. Riders who catch their show say they love the performances, no matter how short. Link -Thanks, Jeff!

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