Press Release

Screw It: Doin’ Time on the Line at The McKaw Theater


Screw and titleChicago, IL, August 14 – Local actor and playwright Tim Campos returns to perform his current one-person show Screw It: Doin’ Time on the Line at The McKaw Theater, Sunday October 15, 2017. Tickets are on sale now at the McKaw Theatre box office 773-706-5940 and (Special Engagement – One Night Only!)

Directed by Antoine McKay, a leading director and actor from the Midwest, the show chronicles Campos’ near decade of personal experiences working the assembly line for Ford Motor Company in both Saline, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois. Campos performs over fifty unique characters in this hilarious and poignant fast-paced show. Screw It: Doin’ Time on the Line is a daring solo performance that gives a glimpse into the factories of one of America’s largest companies. Campos takes the audience on a no holds barred adventure as he shares his intimate portrait of factory life.

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In Screw It: Doin’ Time on the Line, twenty-seven-year-old actor Tim returns home to Detroit financially broke after performing his play in Los Angeles. Like many others in the Motor City, he takes a job with Ford Motor Company to recoup his finances and to move out of his sister’s house. His ‘one-year and done’ promise to himself turns into nearly a decade after he reaps the benefits of a steady paycheck and a job where he can manipulate the system. Tim treats the assembly line like a stage, using daily doses of pranks and absurdity to keep from going insane. All the while, trying to figure out the perfect escape from the factory life.

Screw It: Doin’ Time on the Line has just received two award nominations from Encore Michigan:
Best Performance in a One-Person Play and Best One-Person Play! The show has also been selected to be a part of the world renown United Solo Festival in New York City and will be performed there only five days after the Chicago performance. The show contains explicit language throughout.

Screw It: Doin’ Time on the Line features Original Music by Ryan Bentley (Schererville, IN), Ray Smetana (former Ford Saline Parts Plant worker now working at Dearborn Truck) and Quasar Wut-Wut (Chicago based band).

Man on coolerSound design is by Ken Faulk.

Performance time for Screw It: Doin’ Time on the Line, is Sunday, October 15 at The McKaw Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.00.

The McKaw Theater is located at 1439 W. Jarvis Chicago, IL 60660
Tel: 1-773-706-5940

Recent Press
“A good deal of what he shows us is as ugly as it is funny. But under the Antoine McKay’s direction, it’s always vivid and engaging.” – Chicago Reader

“And because it’s live and in color, his one-man self-written stage show is funnier and more engaging than the pages of any book could ever hope to be.” – It’s All Theatre

“Screw It is a heartfelt and hilarious, one-man, one hour, play…” – Detroit Laughs Louder

“…he is Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry frescoes come to life, only funny.” – Encore Michigan