Ploughed Under: Theatrical Song Cycle Weaves American Folk Tales
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The last date listed for Ploughed Under: An American Songbook was Sunday June 9, 2013 / 7:00pm.
Currently at Chopin Theatre Mainstage:
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- $30.00 - $39.00
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A contemporary adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, this unique production is performed promenade-style, where you follow the action and actors around the space, and features an intriguing blend of dance and dialogue. Dorian -- young, beautiful and aimless -- has just arrived in the big city, where local artists and critics have eagerly brought him into their fold. After a talented and frustrated painter named Basil Hallward crafts a gorgeous portrait of Dorian, the painting's young subject wishes to remain forever as lovely as this two-dimensional representation of him. And for many years -- through wild parties, brokenhearted lovers and occasional damage to the painting itself -- Dorian, growing steadily more wicked, does indeed remain flawlessly youthful. But what, if anything, will break this strange spell? With compelling choreography, acting and staging comes The House Theatre of Chicago's DORIAN, a modern spin on Wilde's rumination on youth and beauty. Learn More
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I gave it 2 stars because venue is nice different seating setup and good views from all seats. however the show was terrible it's description says songs american folk tales of african and native american? maybe it's just me but i was thinking jazz, gospell, bluegrass, country. slaves did not play pianos or trumpets and native americans either
Appalachians play fiddles not violins. how about a percussionist, a flutest and banjo. the sound system was bad way too loud you could not understand what they were singing most of the time. and it was like the narrator explained the piece and then they sang it, if you want to do an original score i'm fine with that but you description to me was very misleading, tuely i've seen better high school plays this was more like an 8th grade history class. as much as i like the chopin theatre this one was a flop. had it not been for the theatre's regulars i think more people might have left before the end . there are to many other great shows in town to recommend this one
_Created and Composed by Kevin O’Donnell
Kevin O’Donnell’s enveloping, rich musical scores for The House have propelled the Sparrow to flight, Valentine to victory, and Houdini to battle Death. His original compositions now come front-and-center as The House weaves American folk stories and tall tales into a rich tapestry of all-original music. This theatrical concert is carefully focused on vocal and rhythmic dynamics, echoing the clarity and power of African and Native American folk music. Each song is a story into itself, some familiar, some forgotten, connecting to our musical roots to the churning of our early history.