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The last date listed for Icarus was Sunday July 24, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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The head of a university in a small town, Dean Wreen's going through a rough patch in life. Midlife's coming toward her at top speed, her school is in dire financial trouble (so she wants to close the school's natural history museum), her ex has returned to live with her (much to the chagrin of her much younger current girlfriend) and she's about to have some other giant, prehistoric problems to contend with in the academic sex comedy Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England. Hailed by The New York Times as "smart, clever ... lively and literate," Mammoths was written by award-winning playwright Madeleine George (The Zero Hour, Precious Little). Learn More
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I really liked "Icarus". It's full of heart. Much tenderness and vulnerability under the bravado. Each of the five characters pulled me in. Both touched my heart and had me thinking. It's all about dreams and illusions - remembering and trying to forget. Very well cast and well acted. I recommend it! --Dan
"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 EnsembleMission:
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.
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.