Failure: A Love Story -- World Premiere of Whimsical '20s-Set Fable
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The last date listed for Failure: A Love Story was Sunday December 30, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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A nursing home in northern Idaho is shutting down, making the futures of the longtime employees and three remaining patients uncertain. Even worse, Gerald, a 91-year-old patient suffering from Alzheimer's, has wandered off. The search for Gerald takes place in the midst of a record-breaking blizzard, but that's not the only crisis the staff is dealing with. This Midwest premiere by award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter and director Joanie Schultz -- the same team behind last season's The Whale -- is an emotional and funny look at life with plenty of unexpected twists. Learn More
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It was pretty simplistic.
Talented cast, very creative multi-media, imaginative, upbeat, even slightly thought-provoking. But I wouldn't recommend it for anyone who likes serious theatre...it's hard to find anything un-cute at this time of year.
Quotes & Highlights
" … a wholly wonderful show that is profound, yet at the very same time whimsical beyond all imagining." —Chicago Sun-Times
Written by Victory Gardens Ensemble Playwright Philip Dawkins, Failure: A Love Story is a magical, musical fable about the triumphs and aspirations of three sisters living in the rickety two-story building by the Chicago River which was the Fail family home and clock shop in 1928. Nelly was the first to die, followed soon after by sisters, Jenny June and Gerty. As with many unforeseen circumstances in life — blunt objects, disappearances and consumption — they never saw death coming. This profoundly funny and moving holiday offering reminds us that in the end, all that remains is love.
The play runs 90 minutes and is recommended for those ages 8 and older.