Contemporary Circus Festival: Innovative Modern Cirque
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The last date listed for 2014 Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival was Sunday January 12, 2014 / 9:30pm ("Running in Corduroy" Featuring Brian P. Dailey).
Currently at Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three:
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Ordinarily, a brothel wouldn't be considered a sanctuary, especially for women. But, as a civil war shreds the Congo into bloody tatters, Mama Nadi's brothel looks downright cozy to those who seek refuge there. Such is the mixed-up world of Ruined, Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Partly inspired by the equally opportunistic Mother Courage, Mama Nadi keeps the peace between customers on both sides of the war, serving everything from cold beers to a warm touch. Shrewd and fierce, this memorable matriarch protects women who have been "ruined" by the brutality of the conflict ... even as she profits from them. Eclipse Theatre Company kick-starts their 2014 Lynn Nottage-themed season with this remarkable work at the Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three. Learn More
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Please see the Goldstar event listings for Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival at Links Hall and the Main Stage for information regarding additional festival performances.
January 9 & 11-12, 2014: *Honeybuns Featuring Dean Evans
You must be at least 18 years old to attend.
*_Honeybuns_, a one-man show devised by Dean Evans, returns in this revamped edition that will simultaneously delight, disgust, and defy all attempts at description. Evans’ outlandish and charismatic creature will give you a wild night of visceral and hilarious physical comedy, peppered generously with audience interaction to create a terrific theatrical experience.
January 10-12, 2014: *_Running in Corduroy*_ *Featuring Brian P. Dailey *
With a sophisticated respect to time, space and object, Brian P. Dailey evokes feelings of curiosity and playfulness innate to human life. The beauty is that there is no spectacle—Dailey has mastered a performance where no fanfare is needed. You may find yourself surprised that something so simple can be so profound. In addition to dexterity in object manipulation, it is perhaps his unguarded sincerity that reels us in and holds our appeal. From the artfully comical to the poetically poignant, Dailey brings an authenticity to every performance that is true to the moment and refreshingly candid. A show that is modest in motive and pure in spirit, _Running in Corduroy _is helplessly unforgettable. “One of the most interesting jugglers in America” — Duncan Wall, author of The Ordinary Acrobat.