All the Fame of Lofty Deeds, a Play with Live Music
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The last date listed for All the Fame of Lofty Deeds was Sunday December 20, 2009 / 7:00pm.
Currently at Chopin Theatre Mainstage:
- Full Price:
- $30.00 - $45.00
- Our Price:
- $20.00 - $31.50
The House Theatre of Chicago's The Nutcracker is a fantastical deconstruction of E.T.A. Hoffmann's time-honored holiday story, with lots of humor and heart -- and no ballet. This fresh theatrical interpretation centers on young Clara's journey to save Christmas. With the help of a magical nutcracker given to her by her beloved Uncle Drosselmeyer, she'll bravely fight the Rat King to save her family. This modern holiday production weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original song and spellbinding imagery to tell a heartwarming story of love, loss and hope. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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I'm really glad I went to see this show. It was like watching someone's dream sequence and picking out what the symbolism represented in that person's life in order to comprehend their story and what it reveals about them and the consequences of their actions. The lighting and set were masterfully designed and as much a character in the show as any of the actors. There was a very Brechtian approach to the whole thing, with pieces of the set exposed and an occasional set person walking between scenery in the background, which was interesting and gave the audience a completely other experience than if they were watching a straightforward story behind a proscenium arch. The exposed elements really helped me remove myself from the very storyline and think about how it was applicable to life outside the play as I was watching it.
Also, the music was great. I wish our crowd had been a little livelier. All the Fame dealt with weighty topics, and I'm not sure everyone knew when to clap and yell, and when to be silent and take in the solemnity of the moment.
But if you come ready to see something truly unique, outside of the normal realm of theatre, you won't be disappointed.
Sadly reflective and yet hilariously surreal, the show mixes rock biography, live music and stunning visual effects to tell a tripped out tale of the demise of America's last living cowboy.
About the Ticket Supplier: The House Theatre of Chicago
The House is an ensemble of multi-talented artists who work together to create new works of popular theatre. In The House, theatre, music, dance, magic, and spectacle combine to inspire imagination, breaking down the bariers between actors and audience, uniting the two in the joy of storytelling.