Venue Details

54 Star Starred
Theater Wit
1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60640
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Phenomenal sushi at Ukai up the street!
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Bar inside the theatre space, drinks welcome during performance.
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Street parking. Take the El to Belmont, walk west.
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Park at any nearby street, there is no residential parking at all, that is cool.
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Theatre was chilly, might want to bring a sweater.
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Reviews & Ratings

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3.8 average rating
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attended Jun 24 2011

Boho Theatre Ensemble is a company that has guts, heart, and a real love for the storytelling they offer with each and every production. The space they use this time... continued

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10 stars
attended Jun 30 2011

I enjoyed this performance. I appreciate the minimalist set design - and the beach - real sand! It left room for me to see what came to my imagination as the story... continued

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23 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 08 2011

I hate giving bad reviews for plays but this one was a waste of my time and so as to not waste anymore of my time. The writing and interpretation of the story of Icarus... continued

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“Like two battle-weary soldiers, Altagracia and Primitivo plod toward the beach. Primitivo, a boy whose contorted body languishes in a wheelchair, is nudged forward. His sister, half-dragging the chair, is marked by a maroon-colored gnarl that runs across her forehead and down the side of her face. Just then, Primitivo, as cranky as a sleep-deprived two-year-old, begins to cry.”

The disquieting scene that opens Edwin Sánchez’s Icarus is enough to make anyone uneasy. But what initially seems like some postmodern cross between Beach Blanket Bingo and Freaks, Tod Browning’s 1932 cult film, methodically unfolds into a thing of profound beauty. And that’s the point of Icarus: Beauty is not just in the eye of the beholder. It’s something that runs deeper than the roots of an oak tree, down to some inner sanctuary that provides safety even in the harshest conditions.

Icarus is propelled by Sánchez’s winning, playful script. His moving text is laden with the nuggets of information that go into building a richly etched picture. A consummate story-teller, Sánchez also is careful to leave enough blank spaces on his canvas for the audience to fill in from their own imaginations…

Join Bohemian Theatre Ensemble as it presents this fascinating and soul-searching work. The questions brought to the fore are ones worthy of much discussion and debate. With Icarus, Sánchez, ultimately, chooses to takes us inward, revealing the terrible effects of the ghostly truth many hold, but pretend does not exist.

About the Ticket Supplier: Bohemian Theatre Ensemble

Creating theatre that incorporates the arts as a whole -- Art for art's sake.

To challenge convention through literary originality and eclectic expression while fostering an ever-evolving artistic environment in which people are inspired to learn, think, dream, and feel. To teach others and ourselves how to expand, create, and present art through theatre while reveling not only in the process, but also in the journey.

Being "Bohemian":
Bohemia is not so much a place on a map but a timeless concept that knows no geographic boundaries. The Bohemian recognizes that cherishing all aspects of art is tantamount to progression of mankind as more than just a living being.

The Four Basic Principles of the Bohemian represent their core values:

Truth -- That which is at the core of all things good and soulful
Beauty -- The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. -Aristotle
Freedom -- Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others. -Camus
Love -- Life in abundance comes only through great love.