Chicago Playwright Rages Against Mental Illness

Chicago playwright/producer Wendell Tucker returns to the Chicago stage with his hilarious comedy “Wendell Tucker Hates the World.”

Chicago, IL, January 07, 2015 --( This revealing one man show starring the acclaimed playwright, draws upon his experiences as an African American male diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder to urge minorities to fight for their mental wellness. WTHTW mixes satire, irreverent humor, and personal anecdotes to weave a tapestry of self-discovery and ultimately, healing. This special presentation will include opening performances by Reflective Music artists, Ashley Laschelle, D2G, and Breezy City. “Wendell Tucker Hates the World” takes place January 30, 2015 at Tre’s Banquet Hall in a special dinner theatre format. Admission is $25 in advance, $35 at the door, and includes a prix fixe dinner. Tickets can be purchased online at, or by phone at (708) 566-6551.

Written by and Starring: Wendell J. Tucker
Produced by: Theori Stages
Showtime: Friday January 30, 2015, 7:00pm
Admission: $25.00 in advance, $30.00 at the door. (Includes Prix Fixe Dinner)
Location: Tre’s Banquet Hall, 1528 E 63rd St., Chicago, IL 60637, (708) 566-6551
Twitter: @theoristages
Media Passes, photographs, interviews and additional materials are available upon request.

About “Wendell Tucker Hates the World” and Theori Stages
“Wendell Tucker Hates the World” is a very well-orchestrated rant about life; softened with comedy and rooted in the idea that mental wellness is an issue eroding away at the fabric of minority communities that has remained a taboo for far too long.” This is the second offering from Tucker’s Theori Stages theatrical production company. Theori Stages was founded January 1, 2005 at Chicago State University, with the intent of educating and uplifting through Theatre from a Hip-Hop perspective. Since then, Theori Stages has pushed the boundaries of theater, offering unique productions that shine a spotlight on issues plaguing a new generation.
Theori Stages
Wendell Tucker