10th Annual SKETCHBOOK Mutlimedia Festival: x = exponential
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The last date listed for 10th Annual SKETCHBOOK Festival: x = exponential was Friday June 25, 2010 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Chopin Theatre Mainstage:
- Full Price:
- $25.00 - $39.00
- Our Price:
- $12.50 - $19.50
A contemporary adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, this unique production is performed promenade-style, where you follow the action and actors around the space, and features an intriguing blend of dance and dialogue. Dorian -- young, beautiful and aimless -- has just arrived in the big city, where local artists and critics have eagerly brought him into their fold. After a talented and frustrated painter named Basil Hallward crafts a gorgeous portrait of Dorian, the painting's young subject wishes to remain forever as lovely as this two-dimensional representation of him. And for many years -- through wild parties, brokenhearted lovers and occasional damage to the painting itself -- Dorian, growing steadily more wicked, does indeed remain flawlessly youthful. But what, if anything, will break this strange spell? With compelling choreography, acting and staging comes The House Theatre of Chicago's DORIAN, a modern spin on Wilde's rumination on youth and beauty. Learn More
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The Chopin theater was a great venue for the ten or more short plays we saw that night. The performers explored the space of the theater, even clambering over members of the audience in one hilarious sketch called "Sacre Bleu." The quality of the plays was a little uneven, but there were some really funny ones. I would definitely go again.
As for food and things... an extensive selection of Polish beers were on offer at reasonable prices at the concession stand in the lobby. A couple of my friends got dinner at Podhalanka, the polish restaurant next door. They said that, sketchy storefront notwithstanding, it is very good.
For its landmark 10th anniversary, Collaboraction returns to the Chopin Theatre, where the inaugural SKETCHBOOK Festival debuted in January 2000, to present SKETCHBOOK X. From June 10 – 27, one of the most provocative mixed-media theater festivals in the United States brings together hundreds of multi-disciplinary artists to create an immersive, celebratory and infinitely creative world where audiences can be both spectator and artist.
The sky is the limit this year as Collaboraction explores the theme of “exponential.” The festival features 19 never-before-seen original works, all seven minutes or less, including works by Sean Graney, Brett C. Leonard, The New Colony Ensemble, Anthony Moseley, A Red Orchid’s Youth Ensemble, and more, intermingled with a different live musical performance each night.