Solo Sunday is thrilled to present a wide variety of productions and performers, from Chicago and beyond. Every month brings an all-new show. You may take in an acclaimed touring fringe festival show, a stunning musical performance, a riveting account of Chicago history, a hilarious comedic monologue, a heartbreaking family story, and so much more.
On select Sundays, we gather in an upstairs dining room at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro in North Center for solo performance in a space so intimate and personal that shows feel like private performances.
Arrive early for a pre-show meal from the bistro's acclaimed menu, often accompanied by a live Irish music session, or make an evening of it with post-show drinks and conversation.
Our Next Production
By Wendy Parman
(w/ Andrew Milliken)
Sunday, October 1st @ 6:30pm
What do Mozart, Barbie, drunken dads, and Space Food Sticks have in common? They all lurk in the darkly humorous heart of Wendy Parman’s Mid-Century Tales. With the delightfully talented Andrew Millikin on keys, this hybrid performance will feature readings, and stories with a sprinkling of songs, both original and obscure. We aim to pull you out of your doldrums and into your imagined past.
Wendy Parman is both a performer and published author (!) who performs her original songs, stories, and personal essays. She was recently featured in Dorothy Parker’s Ashes “Rock ‘n Roll” edition, and is thrilled that her story “Voice and Movement” will be included in a soon to be released anthology, Awakenings: Stories of Body & Consciousness by ELJ Editions. Her works include a solo musical memoir with a very long name, and a musical comedy on Youtube, “Callie's Solo Web Series.” She has appeared in many theatrical productions and cabarets in Chicago. In the light of day, Wendy is a voice teacher with a thriving studio on the north side. She’s currently working on a memoir, when she isn’t chasing after her adorabeast, Felina Furrante.
Andrew Milliken has been a pianist/music director in the Chicago area since 2016, working primarily in storefront musical theater and as a dance accompanist. He would like to thank Wendy for the opportunity to play in a cabaret setting!
Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro
3905 N. Lincoln Avenue
Murphy's is a legendary Irish pub located in the North Center neighborhood.
Our performances take place in a private dining room upstairs.
The entire venue is fully accessible, with an elevator and all necessary accommodations.
A free parking lot is located just south of the venue on Lincoln, and there is metered and free parking on surrounding streets.
Food and drink is available throughout the afternoon.