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The last date listed for Speaking in Tongues was Sunday March 24, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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Simply put: In the 18th century, you could not call a man's horse "fat" and get away with it. Young Lucidus, however, wishes the opposite was true in The Coward. Hounded by his honor-obsessed father, Lucidus is pressured into dueling over the equine slight. Not cut out for such sordid stuff -- he's more into entomology and tea -- the young nobleman hires a common criminal to fight in his place ... only to have the scoundrel make a bloody mess of things. A series of duels follows and Lucidus, to his dismay, finds his "fearsome" reputation exceeding his wildest expectations. Though set in the 1790's (sort of), The Coward is a knockout new comedy from Nick Jones (creator of the acclaimed "pyrate puppet rock opera" Jollyship the Whiz-Bang). Now Vance Smith directs its Midwest premiere at Theater Wit. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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The actors were all very good (one fumbled a few lines, but given the number of words and the pattern of delivery, particularly in the first scene, I don't judge too harshly). But the real star was the play itself. So creatively written in both dialogue and intertwining the stories. Highly recommended.
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I really enjoyed this production. It kept my interest throughout and had me reflecting on some the points they bring up. The actors were incredible and had a lot to synchronize, especially the FIRST act. Very thoughtful concept, very creative,...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“Jeffry Stanton’s production for Interrobang Theatre Project mostly succeeds at teasing out the threads in Bovell’s narrative skein with sensitivity and nuance.” —Chicago Tribune (3 Stars)
“With Interrobang, you are in the hands of a talented group of people who tell it like it is. This is an intriguing experience and one worth having. And even if you are not in the market for a reflective theater-going experience that makes you to look into your soul, this stellar production is one that you should try not to miss.” -Chicago Theater Beat
“Bovell’s well-named Speaking In Tongues employs four actors - flawlessly coordinated in Jeffry Stanton’s intricate staging.” —Stage and Cinema
“Director Jeffry Stanton gets layered work from his cast in a production featuring moody atmospherics and an appropriately puzzle-like set design by Mike Mroch.” —Chicago Reader
This show’s running time is two hours and 10 minutes, including an intermission.