I-Fest: Pip Utton in Powerful One-Man Shows Adolf and Bacon
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The last date listed for I-Fest: Pip Utton in Adolf and Bacon was Sunday November 4, 2007 / 8:00pm (Bacon).
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A contemporary adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, this unique production is performed promenade-style, where you follow the action and actors around the space, and features an intriguing blend of dance and dialogue. Dorian -- young, beautiful and aimless -- has just arrived in the big city, where local artists and critics have eagerly brought him into their fold. After a talented and frustrated painter named Basil Howard crafts a gorgeous portrait of Dorian, the painting's young subject wishes to remain forever as lovely as this two-dimensional representation of him. And for many years -- through wild parties, brokenhearted lovers and occasional damage to the painting itself -- Dorian, growing steadily more wicked, does indeed remain flawlessly youthful. But what, if anything, will break this strange spell? With compelling choreography, acting and staging comes The House Theatre of Chicago's DORIAN, a modern spin on Wilde's rumination on youth and beauty. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
“It is not often that an actor manages so brilliantly to blur the boundaries between staged performance and reality. Pip Utton can successfully do so." -Bristish Theatre Guide 2007
“Terrifying, searing, transfixing… It is quite impossible to be anything other than totally absorbed by Utton’s performance. Adolf reaffirms the need and worth of political theatre.” -The Scotsman
“Utton’s superb performance makes the Führer tangible yet terrifying. This is an extremely clever warning. Truly powerful theatre.” -The Herald
Set in Hitler’s underground bunker in 1945 as the party faithful are gathered to hear a final address that provides revealing insights into the mesmerizing impact of his ideological justifications and ideas. The potent delivery by an utterly compelling idealist reveal both the logic of a madman and the manipulating magic of speech. The audience experiences how intolerance can be exploited and used to seduce. And then, in a startling transition to the present moment, Pip Utton’s breathtaking coup de theatre leaves the audience stunned.
Based on a day in the complex and destructive life of arguably the greatest British painter since Turner — or, as Margaret Thatcher would have it, “the dreadful man who paints those horrible pictures”. His was a life fuelled by drunkenness, gambling and a liking for a bit of rough.