Stephen Sondheim's Pacific Overtures from Porchlight Music Theatre
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The last date listed for Pacific Overtures was Saturday May 2, 2009 / 7:45pm.
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Award-winning Chicago stage veteran Roslyn Alexander fills the fascinating shoes of fearless activist Emma Goldman in this new solo drama that explores the passions behind the controversial figure's political agitation and the price she was willing to pay for it. A charismatic speaker and organizer, Goldman threatened the turn-of-the-century status quo with her liberal views on social issues and women's rights, but became infamous as an anarchist who advocated free love and who was jailed several times for demonstrating contraceptives, inciting to riot and opposing the draft. Dennis Zacek directs for the ShPIeL Theatre. Learn More
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Featured review from M. Schenker
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I like Porchlight very much - they do a great job in a small space. I found some of the words hard to understand in this production, however - music too loud? my ear not ready for the words? It is clever and good to look at...keep up the good work!
From the creators of Assassins comes this exploration of the painful westernization of Japan as told through the story of two friends caught in the inevitable winds of change. Mixing elements of Kabuki theater with the conventions of the Broadway musical, this is considered by many to be the artistic pinnacle of the legendary Sondheim/Prince collaborations.