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 - $39.00
- Our Price:
- $15.00 - $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
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Chris Marcum
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A huge fan of this genre of music (alt-country, roots, americana, what-have-you), I was excited to see my first House show. The band did not disappoint, amazing musicians all. And Corrie Feuerstein as the tumbleweed was double-plus fantastisch. The story? Well, not so much. It seemed like, with the number of tunes included, that the story was just time filler in between songs. There were some funny bits throughout the "book" portion, Anderson Lawfer's host had me laughing out loud, but I found myself wanting them to hurry up and get to the next song already. I would love to see a concert with this cast as the band and on this beautifully realized set. And this is where my experience seems to jibe with nearly all the House reviews I've read -- I enjoyed myself immensely, but found the story somewhat lacking.
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.