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Theater Wit
1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60640
773-975-8150
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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 around at Theatre Wit is complimentary to the story of Icarus, offering an...continued

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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 unfolded. The performance by Altagracia had such awesome fiery Puerto Rican...continued

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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 was the worst I've ever seen. I understood their version of the story but it...continued

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Website

http://bohotheatre.com/show_archive/icarus/show_icarus.php

Description

“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

Mission:
BoHo Theatre’s mission is to create bold theatre that challenges convention through innovative storytelling and unites artist and audience in the examination of truth, beauty, freedom and love through the lens of human relationships.

Vision:
BoHo Theatre’s vision is to create a shared community of artists and patrons in which all members are moved through art to make thoughtful, well-examined, caring relationships the highest priority in their lives

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.

BoHo’s values are defined by the following guiding principles:

The incorporation of the arts as a whole, including dance, music, visual art, graphic design, and other artistic disciplines.

An artistic emphasis on the importance of relationships.

Securing, maintaining, and nurturing the artist’s process.

An artistic focus on introspection.

Storytelling through innovation.

An artistic and organizational commitment to transparency.