LINE-UP

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EMCEE

DOORS OPEN @ 12PM

 
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Michelle Krajecki is a rising star in Chicago-land. She was born and raised in Chicago. Her comedy comes from her mid-western, middle class, middle child views. She is a graduate of The Second City Training Program and studied at Zanies stand-up comedy program. Michelle can be seen at clubs and comedy events all over the Midwest, including Zanies, The Laugh Factory, and Riddles Comedy Club. Her comedy transcends gender, age, perspectives and blood types. She has hosted her own comedy minute on  95.9 The River, a suburban Chicago radio station. She also was a co-host of her own comedy cable television show, “Comedy-At-Random,” in Downer’s Grove, IL.  Check for her info and dates at michelleKcomedy.com. 

EMCEE

MICHELLE KRAJECKI

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Concordia University Chicago's improv troupe celebrates its eight year entertaining the campus with their comedy stylings.  In addition to regular on-campus performances, The Unprofessionals have performed at the Second City Training Center Chicago, The Playground Theatre (College Improv Night), and compete annually in the College Improv Tournament.  We love having guest performers at our campus shows, so if you want to jam with us, just get in touch. We’re on Facebook at @CUCImprov. 

1:10 PM

THE UNPROFESSIONALS

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Oxymorons Comedy is a funny, clean, clever, quick & God honoring comedy and improv performance group based out of Colorado Springs. We formed mid 2018 out of a desire to bring spread the Joy of the Lord through comedy. We have been performing in the Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Denver areas ever since. Some of our performers have been working together on other improv teams for many years, and we cumulatively have decades of improv and comedy experience, including training from IO and Second City. Find out more about this Colorado team at OxymoronsComedy.net or on Facebook @OxymoronsComedy. 

1:40 PM

OXYMORONS COMEDY

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Decapolis Theatre Ministry is a fellowship of Christian theatre artists dedicated to creating original works of theatre that explore our relationship with a living God.  We are proud to present our recent sketch comedy to the audience at Pure Fest 2019.  We have also created our own, movement-based, adaption of the classic text "Everyman," created and performed a comedy-musical about Martin Luther called "Twittenberg: A Ridiculous Romp thru the Reformation," and produced an original one-act drama, "The Waiting Room." In 2016, members of Decapolis performed on stage in the New Orleans Superdome at the LCMS National Youth Gathering.

2:10 PM

DECAPOLIS

New for 2019, PureFest is offering individuals the opportunity to join an impromptu improv team and perform with other individuals from around the county. This is a great opportunity for those individuals to connect with other improvisers and put into practice the fundamentals of improv: Yes, and; Support; Listening: and having fun!


This WildCard Team will focus on short form comedy, similar to that of the hit show "Whose Line is it Anyway?" 

2:40 PM

WILDCARD - SHORT FORM

MADtrimony is the husband and wife duo of Dave and Bobbie Ebert. Dave and Bobbie are the children’s pastors at Cross Point Church, and are the founders of Gifts for Glory Ministries, the parent ministry of PureFest. Dave and Bobbie love to promote and celebrate men and women that use their gifts, talents, and passions for God. Sometimes, they like to take the stage and have fun together. Usually, the audiences have fun right with them! Find out more about Dave and Bobbie’s work at Gifts4Glory.com. 

3:10 PM

MADtrimony

Rebekah Crane has been singing since she can remember. She joined Trinity Lutheran Church’s worship team when she was eleven years old. You can still find her singing on Sundays during Trinity’s Reveal service. Rebekah is a Junior at Marian Catholic School in Chicago Heights where she has been in the choir. Rebekah has traveled around the south suburbs in various churches where she has been a guest soloist. Rebekah’s goal is to be a worship leader after college. She is honored to be at PureFest

3:30 PM

SPECIAL MUSIC - REBEKAH CRANE

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Kingdom Players is the premier traveling drama ministry team from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. We minister throughout the year in churches, youth groups, camps, conferences and more through speaking skits, human videos to music, and spoken word. Each skit is anywhere between 3-6 minutes and we write all of our material, based on personal experience or issues people may go through in life. Our message is simple: we are never enough on our own, but because of God's love for us, we can be made extraordinary through him. 
Find them on Facebook @LeeUniversityKingdomPlayers.

4:00 PM

KINGDOM PLAYERS

New for 2019, PureFest is offering individuals the opportunity to join an impromptu improv team and perform with other individuals from around the county. This is a great opportunity for those individuals to connect with other improvisers and put into practice the fundamentals of improv: Yes, and; Support; Listening: and having fun!

This WildCard Team will focus on long form comedy, similar to that which you might see on famous Chicago stages like Second City, iO, Stage 773, and many others.
 

4:30 PM

WILDCARD - LONG FORM IMPROV

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Alan Atwood is an experienced actor and playwright. He is currently the Artistic Director at Morning Star Productions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Alan will present on of his original one-man shows that has built his reputation for the last two decades. Alan travels throughout the country performing in between productions at Morning Star Productions. Currently, Morning Star is presenting a production called Double Cross, which is a live theater production mixed with the adventure of an escape room. Find out more at MorningStarProductions.org, or find them on Facebook @MSPMilwaukee.

5:00 PM

ALAN ATWOOD 

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Well Versed Comedy is the improv wing of Gifts for Glory Ministries. Well Versed Comedy performed clean, high-energy, engaging, audience-driven improv comedy that’s designed to reach all ages. Well Versed strives to entertain all people, regardless of background. Well Versed Comedy formed in 2013, and consists of Christian men and women from different faith backgrounds and denominations. In the last 6 years, Well Versed Comedy has performed at community events, fundraisers, church outreaches, youth events, and more. The team is available for your event by emailing booking@wellversedcomedy.com. Visit them at WellVersedComedy.com, or find the troupe on social media at @WellVersedCMDY.

5:30 PM

WELL VERSED COMEDY

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Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, this duo has built quite the following since hitting the road almost a year ago. Austin and LeB have entertained thousands at churches, theaters, and community events throughout the south and southeast. This fall, the duo will do their first international tour as they head to Australia. The main purpose of Austin and LeB Presents is to use clean comedy with a gospel message in it to bring joy to a world full of depression and doubt. We feel like the verse says a merry heart does good like a medicine and Austin and LeB Presents want to be that for you. We want to use our God given talent to help bring laughter into your hearts. Find Austin and LeB Presents at AustinLeBPresents.com or on Facebook @AustinNLeB.

6:00 PM

AUSTIN AND LEB PRESENTS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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