Changes of Heart: Remy Bumppo Sets Pre-French Revolution Comedy in 1960s Chicago
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The last date listed for Changes of Heart was Sunday December 18, 2011 / 2:30pm.
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Set in a fictional Indiana town during the Great Depression, Jim Leonard Jr.'s moving drama focuses on the friendship between an ex-preacher from Kentucky and a disturbed young boy. The boy -- deeply traumatized by a near-drowning in his past that led to the death of his mother -- is now terrified of water, but also gifted with the ability to divine its location. As the bond between these two grows, the preacher works with the boy to overcome his crippling fear of water. And when the townspeople, desperate for a spiritual leader, mistake an eventual bathing for a baptism, their confusion leads to some significant consequences in The Diviners. Learn More
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Featured review from Paul NRed Velvet
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Very disappointing. When Remy Bumppo does something right, it is magical; but when they do something poorly, they do everything wrong. The cast very simply walked through the dialog - no emotion; sometimes they talked loud, but that does not substitute for anger or fear. No love, no happiness, no hate - no emotion. The setting was supposed to be '60s Chicago, but it wasn't. There was 60s music, but the setting was some non-discript principality with no time or location or purpose. If it is to be Chicago, then the prince should be a politician, or corporate leader, or gang leader; because we don't have princes here! Remy Bumppo has a new artistic director; if this is where he is going, find a plan B. I suppose I could go on, but very simply - everything was wrong with this show.
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Show was looooong. 2:45 with two intermissions. Did go reasonably fast though. Performance was well done and reasonably well acted...plot was eh. Can't say it was the best thing I've ever seen or why Remy Bumbo chose to put it on, by not mad I went.