Waltzing Mechanics

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Riding with Eli Kurtz

We asked EL Stories X cast member Eli Kurtz to take the famous Pivot questionnaire.  Join him aboard our train every Saturday night at 11 p.m. through June 22nd.  Tickets at http://www.greenhousetheater.org/index.php/el-stories

1. What is your favorite word? Etymology.  Words in general are really awesome.
2. What is your least favorite word? No such thing.
3. What turns you on?
I am the biggest sucker for a nice nose.
4. What turns you off?
Pettiness.  Love is about moving forward.
5. What sound or noise do you love?
Wind in the trees.
6. What sound or noise do you hate?
Small dogs.
7. What is your favorite curse word?
The Big One.
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Gentleman Adventurer.
9. What profession would you not like to do?
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
"Boy, is YOUR face red!"


ELI KURTZ graduated from the theatre program at Drury University in 2010. Since then, he appeared as Hamlet in Hamlet vs. Zombies: Something is Rotting in the State of Denmark (Best of Fringe at the 2011 San Francisco Fringe Festival) and Dr. Elias Todd in Teslacon III: A Trip to the Moon. Eli is a member of Jest Murder Mystery Company.  He is thrilled to make his Chicago stage debut with the cast and crew of EL Stories.