Steppenwolf's Garage Rep 2012: Oohrah! from LiveWire Chicago
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The last date listed for Oohrah! was Sunday April 8, 2012 / 4:00pm.
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents a variety show like no other in The Midnight City, an amalgamation of storytelling, videography and visual art from notorious local artist and urban provocateur Tony Fitzpatrick and his friend and Chicago Cubs devotee Stan Klein. Drawing from real-life conversations, the imposing Irishman and his slighter, shyer Jewish friend explore hard truths, personal anecdotes and current events as they orbit around major life events including Fitzpatrick's pending move to New Orleans to draw birds and Klein's job working for his favorite baseball team. Peppered with original works by video artist Kristin Reeves, The Midnight City is an utterly singular theatrical experience built on a most unlikely friendship. Learn More
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The acting skills were sharp! The script made a lot of unsubstantiated leaps straight into intense emotion; could have built up to it a little more.
Characters didn't seem real in many instances. A captain in the US army would never refer to a rifle as a "gun."
Ms. Long was fantastic.
LiveWire Chicago presents __Oohrah! __
By Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Brad Akin
Featuring Peter Esposito, Joel Ewing*, Madeline Long*, Melissa Engle, Josh Odor, Calliope Porter and Ian R. Tranberg
Surprised by her husband’s early return from a tour in Iraq, Sara is unprepared for the complications of his re-entry into civilian life. Tension simmers around their gun-obsessed teenage daughter, Sara’s oddball live-in sister Abby, and Abby’s newest infatuation – a sexy, young Marine who’s keeping a secret. Oohrah! turns a comic eye to a homecoming gone awry. **
Bekah Brunstetter’s plays include __A Long and Happy Life __(Naked Angels), __Be a Good Little Widow __(ARS NOVA, Collaboraction), House of Home (Williamstown Theater Festival), Oohrah! (Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater) and __Miss Lilly Gets Boned __(Finborough Theater). She is a member of The Primary Stages Writer’s Group, a New Voices/New York Fellow with The Lark Play Development Center and the 2011 Playwright in Residence at the Finborough Theater, London. *
Brad Akin is a company member at Steep Theatre where he has directed productions including Greensboro: A Requiem, Insignificance, Book of Days, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and __Under the Blue Sky. __He also directed Where We Were Born__ __as part of Steppenwolf’s 2011 NEXT UP Rep. Akin holds an MFA in Directing from Northwestern University.
**LiveWire Chicago is a collective of artists who create theatre that reflects the current cultural landscape of our community through productions of original and contemporary works.
*Denotes LiveWire Collective members