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Rhythm Method raises funds for women's health center
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2012-04-02

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Rhythm Method, Chicago's premier rock 'n roll improv ensemble, is delighted to announce Chicago Women's Health Center as the charity partner for their April run of shows at the Playground Theater. Rhythm Method performs with Bella and one additional improv ensemble as part of the Sandbox Improv Showcase on Mondays in April at 8pm. Tickets are $5 and available at the box office located inside the theater at 3209 N. Halsted St. in Chicago.

The six performers, two guitars, and a bandolier of harmonicas that comprise Rhythm Method perform their silky sweet jams and improvised comedy each month to benefit a different nonprofit organization. The ensemble, formed from humble beginnings in various living rooms from Champaign to Chicago, has become a powerhouse of rock 'n roll improv and seek to use their power for good: Since December 2009 Rhythm Method has raised more than $10,000 for charity partners like Homes For Our Troops, Arf House Chicago, and now Holy Family's Food Pantry.

The decision to partner with Chicago Women's Health Center (CWHC), a non-profit committed to providing women and trans people access to health care services in respectful environment where clients pay what they can afford, was initiated by Rhythm Method performer Irene Marquette. CWHC provides access to gynecological health care, alternative insemination, health education, counseling services, acupuncture, and massage services. CWHC provides care and services that people in Chicago need, but often cannot find anywhere else.

Since opening their doors in 1975, CWHC's programs have been shaped by clients' needs for accessible, high quality health care. CWHC provides services to more than 6,000 clients annually.

Reservations for Rhythm Method or any Playground show can be made at (773) 871-3793 or www.the-playground.com . All shows are BYOB for audience members age 21 and up.

The Playground Theater is the nation's only not-for-profit co-op theater dedicated to the performance and instruction of improvised comedy. The Playground's 180 affiliated actors work on a 100% volunteer basis to perform and operate the theater.


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