Fillet of Solo Festival Presents Solo Storytelling at its Best
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The last date listed for Fillet of Solo was Saturday August 7, 2010 / 8:30pm (Solo Sampler).
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Called "the Charles Dickens of our time," author Terry Pratchett has long enchanted readers with his funny and fantastic novels, especially those included in his 40-volume Discworld series. Now theater-goers will get to experience Pratchett's wild and witty imagination live on stage with Monstrous Regiment, a new adaptation of his 2003 novel. Borogravia is once more at war. When Polly Perks' brother goes missing in action, she cuts off her hair and enlists, hoping to find him. Passing successfully as a young man, she soon discovers that she's not alone in protecting a secret and that nothing in the improbable conflict is as it seems. Kevin Theis directs this wickedly clever look at the absurdities of war and ambiguities of identity, in a world premiere adaptation by Chris Hainsworth. Learn More
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Featured review from Genevieve Gonnigan
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If you love adult storytelling and/or public radio you will love this show. However, if you fall asleep easily if there's not much visual stimulation then this may not be the show for you. I'd been trying to see 2nd Story for Years and was thrilled to see them in this festival!
*Thursday, August 5
7:00pm Grown Up
Friday, August 6
*7:00pm Grown Up
8:30pm 2nd Story*
Saturday, August 7
*7:00pm Grown Up
8:30pm Solo Sampler 1: Julie Ganey & Caitlin Parrish*
Dorothy Milne hadn’t noticed that time was passing and suddenly her generation is in charge. Worse yet, she’s in charge! With her older relatives passed on, Dorothy is definitely a grownup now — and making it up as she goes along. She sure wishes she’d paid more attention when the oldsters were still around to tell her things.
Dorothy has been Artistic Director of Lifeline Theatre for 11 years and has been reporting on her life from the stage in group shows with the Sweat Girls for the past 17 years. This is her first solo excursion. Directed by Sharon Evans.*
Kim Morris, Doug Whippo and John Wilson explore the arc of human experience. All are company members of 2nd Story, a wildly popular, Chicago-based storytelling troupe that performs regularly at Webster’s Wine Bar in Lincoln Park and the Morseland in Rogers Park.
Solo Sampler 1: Julie Ganey & Caitlin Parrish
“The Half-Life of Magic” by Julie Ganey: A half-believer navigates the space between story and truth. Ganey examines the stories we tell ourselves as she wrestles with fairies, Michelangelo, a priest, and Harry Potter – not necessarily in that order. Directed by Amanda Delheimer.
“Strapped” by Caitlin Parrish: An industrious young woman delivers a treatise on economics, sex, and the American way.