Dark Thriller Odradek from The House Theatre of Chicago
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The last date listed for Odradek was Saturday March 5, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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The House Theatre of Chicago's The Nutcracker is a fantastical deconstruction of E.T.A. Hoffmann's time-honored holiday story, with lots of humor and heart -- and no ballet. This fresh theatrical interpretation centers on young Clara's journey to save Christmas. With the help of a magical nutcracker given to her by her beloved Uncle Drosselmeyer, she'll bravely fight the Rat King to save her family. This modern holiday production weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original song and spellbinding imagery to tell a heartwarming story of love, loss and hope. Learn More
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The primary problem with Odradek is trying to understand exactly what the play is about. I want to believe that the writer had a clear understanding of the theme of his play when he put it on paper, but unfortunatly, his vision does not cross over to the stage. Simply put the play is confusing; and the constant repetition of phases relating to the main character was heard like a puzzle that remained unsolved. If I had to guess, I would say that Odradek is a story that attempts to "reveal" the interworkings of the brain of a mentally disturbed young man. However, the main problem with this suspected theme is that nothing regarding his illness is ever revealed, at least not in a manner that could be understood by the audiance. For this reason, I do not recommend seeing this play. Although the acting is far from "bad" the confusing dialogue, disconnected themes, and "corney" monster under the stairs whose relationship with the menatlly ill boy is unclear, makes for a very disappointing night at the theater. Skip this one! Odradek should have stayed on paper only to be understood by the writer.
A world-premiere by Brett Neveu
Part midwestern gothic fairy tale, part Hitchcockian thriller, Odradek is The House’s first collaboration with celebrated playwright Brett Neveu.
Join us for this dark tale about a troubled young boy and his relationship with the monster under the stairs. With an extremely intimate set, designed for an audience of only 60 people, seating is limited.
About the Ticket Supplier: The House Theatre of Chicago
The House is an ensemble of multi-talented artists who work together to create new works of popular theatre. In The House, theatre, music, dance, magic, and spectacle combine to inspire imagination, breaking down the bariers between actors and audience, uniting the two in the joy of storytelling.