Silent Comedy Troupe Bri-Ko - Clowning, Gags and Gadgetry
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The last date listed for Bri-Ko was Friday December 31, 2010 / Noon.
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Award-winning Chicago stage veteran Roslyn Alexander fills the fascinating shoes of fearless activist Emma Goldman in this new solo drama that explores the passions behind the controversial figure's political agitation and the price she was willing to pay for it. A charismatic speaker and organizer, Goldman threatened the turn-of-the-century status quo with her liberal views on social issues and women's rights, but became infamous as an anarchist who advocated free love and who was jailed several times for demonstrating contraceptives, inciting to riot and opposing the draft. Dennis Zacek directs for the ShPIeL Theatre. Learn More
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“The all-silent, G-rated Bri-Ko is proof that a group needs neither words nor adult content to be hysterical.” —Time Out New York
“Must-see” —Chicago Magazine
“If I were you, I’d do everything in my power to get a ticket.” —Chicago Tribune
“The stage is a treasure trove of hidden treasures and gimcrackery and the players inhabit it with zeal and gusto. Adults will be amused, kids will be downright flabbergasted.” —Time Out Chicago, Critic’s Pick
“…in terms of originality, Bri-Ko has no local peer.” —Chicago Tribune
“…75 minutes of generally hilarious physical comedy…at a level all ages can appreciate…” —Chicago Reader
“Bri-Ko pares everything down to make a wonderful concoction of mayhem and gleeful insanity.” —Chicago Theatre Blog
An inventive adventure of clowning, gags and gadgetry, where the simplest tasks become elaborate, hilarious processes — without a word spoken.
All silent. All funny. In a Bri-Ko performance, the simplest tasks become inventive adventures of clowning, gags and gadgetry. The three performers enact silent scenes in which easy processes are made as difficult and elaborate as possible through sketch, acting and clowning. Bri-Ko’s appeal is universal. Anyone of almost any age, speaking any language, with any cultural background can understand and appreciate the show. It’s family-friendly, but not a children’s show: bring your kids or bring your date!