Chesapeake: Lee Blessing's One-Man Play About Art and Politics
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The last date listed for Chesapeake was Sunday May 6, 2012 / 2:30pm.
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Chicago has always been full of magic and at one point the magicians of Chicago became famous for their particular style. It's an up-close and personal kind of magic that doesn't have the grandiose spectacle that other acts bring to the table, but is every bit as astonishing. In some ways, it's much more fun since the audience is part of the show. The Magic Cabaret brings that golden age of magic, mystery and mischief back to to Chicago audiences hungry for the unusual. In every show, PT Murphy and David Parr present classic conjuring in the Windy City style, using every day objects to bring their stories of old-time magic to life. With an emphasis on audience participation, and liberal doses of humor, spookiness and surprises, the magic cabaret is actually fun for everyone, old or young. Learn More
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Featured review from Howard
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We really enjoyed the show--and the seats! From the beginning, the show was entertaining and thought-provoking. We especially enjoyed the second act, with its frequent unexpected turns. Greg Anderson, who played all parts, was especially convining when he was playing the dog and the Senator, but did a great job in all roles.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Refreshingly, a political story that can be appreciated by all viewers, no matter what their party affiliation."<strong> </strong><em>--Talkin' Broadway </em><strong> </strong>
By Lee Blessing
Directed by Shawn Douglass
Featuring Artistic Associate Greg Matthew Anderson
Controversial performance artist Kerr has his NEA funding threatened in a calculated, political trick by his hometown candidate, the folksy, dog-toting Therm Pooley. For revenge, Kerr attempts a dog-napping to reveal that the Senator has the public on a leash. But the Universe exacts its own fantastical revenge on Kerr. Fate, along with the help of some good belly rubs, compels Kerr to sit and stay closer to the Senator than he ever could have imagined. Blessing celebrates the inner life of our canine companions and spots the artist-activist in us all.