Principal Principle: Dark Comedy of Academic Intrigue
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The last date listed for Principal Principle was Sunday August 17, 2014 / 3:00pm.
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Simply put: In the 18th century, you could not call a man's horse "fat" and get away with it. Young Lucidus, however, wishes the opposite was true in The Coward. Hounded by his honor-obsessed father, Lucidus is pressured into dueling over the equine slight. Not cut out for such sordid stuff -- he's more into entomology and tea -- the young nobleman hires a common criminal to fight in his place ... only to have the scoundrel make a bloody mess of things. A series of duels follows and Lucidus, to his dismay, finds his "fearsome" reputation exceeding his wildest expectations. Though set in the 1790s (sort of), The Coward is a knockout new comedy from Nick Jones (currently a writer for Orange Is the New Black on Netflix). Now Vance Smith directs its Midwest premiere at Theater Wit. Learn More
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Featured review from Arts LoverRed Velvet
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Great writing, great cast, humorous. Audience comprised mainly of teachers, which I'm not, but was motivated to go because it dealt with our public schools. Unclear to me what I'm supposed to think of each of the characters or how to address this huge issue of the terrible state of the CPS. Thought it played a little into the stereotypical teacher types... although based on the post discussion, it was a very realistic portrayal. Wished it went a little further and made more of a statement.
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Excellent play. A very timely portrayal of standardized testing programs and innercity teachers who are bound by them. The acting was great. Without it feeling forced, there were multiple teacher types portrayed. The kind of play that will get...continued
“Principal Principle” is a co-production with Theatre Seven of Chicago.
About Theatre Seven of Chicago:
Founded in 2007, Theatre Seven of Chicago’s mission is to transform the way Chicagoans engage with their city and to become the premiere center for the creation, development and showcase of theatrically-based Chicago stories. The company has earned nominations for four Jeff Awards and won the 2012 League of Chicago Theatres’ Emerging Theatre Award.
About the Ticket Supplier: Stage Left Theatre
Founded in 1982, Stage Left Theatre is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop and produce plays that raise debate and challenge perspectives on political and social issues. Over the past thirty-two years, Stage Left has produced over 120 mainstage, late-night, off-night, children’s and touring productions that have garnered critical accolades, as well as 46 nominations and 17 awards for excellence from the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.