Boy Small: Troubled Siblings' Coming-of-Age Story
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A nice crocodile named Lyle loves his life with his adopted family on East 88th Street. But when showman Hector P. Valenti shows up and offers to take Lyle to the land of the crocodile to meet his mom, will that change his relationship with his family? Lyle Finds His Mother, is a family friendly musical that takes Lyle and you on a wonderfully funny journey of self-discovery. Based on the beloved classic by Bernard Waber, this world premiere will make you laugh and learn. Learn More
Due to distance, no choice but to drive...parking VERY tough, leave early (I had nearly hr. to look, forget it, NO parking anywhere)!! Briar st. NOT option, residential-sticker only! FInally got lucky on Belmont meters but beware, meters are SET UP only 2 hrs. (UGH!) (@ $2/hr. But works for THIS play if you park late, it's 1.5 hrs!travel • Aug 23 2013 star this tip starred
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- "What makes this production so refreshing is its attention to both realistic emotion and theatrical physical exploration. Cefalu wears his suffering on his body. The rocket pace of his mind, revealed in his Hamlet-like soliloquies, clashes with his increasingly animalistic physicality. He captures the vulnerable child of the Boy, the one that was never allowed to grow out of the cage, but he never lets us forget that his spirit is a more vicious creature, and capable of wreaking its own havoc."--<em><a target="_blank" href="http://www.timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/theater/16396691/boy-small-at-the-fine-print-theatre-company-theater-review ">TimeOut Chicago</a> </em>(4 Stars)
Boy Small features actors Malcolm Callan, Stephen Cefalu, Cat Dean, Deanna Moffitt and Taryn Wood. The production team includes Fine Print production manager Jarrod Bainter, Dave Belden, Emmi Hilger, Steve Labedz, Mark Penzien, Sydney Ray, John Gleason Teske and Ashley Ann Woods.
Boy Small originated in the 2012 Citizens Play Festival at Fine Print, where it was one of four finalists in the competition. The play went on to further development in Fine Print’s Fresh Ink series, before being featured in the Saturday Series at Chicago Dramatists. Russ Tutterow, artistic director at Chicago Dramatists said of the play; “Boy Small is one of the most provocative and scary plays we have seen at Chicago Dramatists in our 35-year history.”
Boy Small was inspired by the tragic events surrounding the disappearance and death of Christian Choate, a boy whose body was discovered in a shallow grave in May 2011. On January 11, 2013, his father Riley Choate was convicted for neglect and abuse. At his sentencing, Riley said, “All my actions will haunt me forever. I loved my son.” The paradox of family love and intolerance, within the dysfunctional environment of American culture, is explored in Cozzola’s fictional play.
About the Ticket Supplier: The Fine Print Theatre Co.The Fine Print Theatre Company is a new theatre company in Chicago.
The Fine Print is incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the state of Illinois and working toward federal 501(c)(3) status. We are a proud member of the League of Chicago Theatres. We're working toward an agreement with Actors' Equity Association.