Rise of the Numberless: New Colony and Bailiwick's Dystopian MusicalCollaboraction, at Flat Iron Arts Building (1575 -1579 N. Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60622)
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- $10.00 - $20.00
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- FREE - $10.00*
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The last date listed for Rise of the Numberless was Saturday May 19, 2012 / 10:00pm.
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Set in Hollywood over a 70-year period, Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's pseudo-biographical comedy By the Way, Meet Vera Stark follows the life of a headstrong African-American actress who begins a career in the 1930s, at a time when her only shot at success lay in stealing small scenes in big Hollywood blockbusters. Seventy years later, film buffs reflect on the life and legacy of the controversial star, whose eventual fame and fortune came at the price of perpetuating dangerous stereotypes. Nottage artfully blends comedy and social commentary for a thoroughly entertaining yet thought-provoking picture of the cultural climate that shaped Vera Stark. Clever and illuminating, this show draws on screwball films of the 1930s and uses today's fascination with celebrity and controversy to get to the truth behind the legend, and reflect on who she might have been if she'd lived in a different time. Learn More
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Street parking was available a couple of blocks away
Beers were given away (unexpectedly so) for any donation
5 Goldstar Member Reviews
Written on May 21 2012
The music is amazing - loud and powerful. And the cast is truly talented. I had an excellent time at the show.
Written on May 07 2012
I'm glad they passed out ear plugs. It's a small space with loud speakers. The actors sing their hearts out which made the loud music okay.
Written on Apr 10 2012
The story and performers were great. It was a Preview Performance so they had some minor audio and lighting issues but I'm sure they'll resolve them soon enough. I absolutely loved the space and they did a great job making it interactive by having the actors actually interact with the audience. The only downside is that you might end up standing for the entire show, which we were fortunate enough to grab some random chairs on the side. In any case, I definitely enjoyed it!
My boyfriend "thought it kicked ass, but [he] would have hated it if we stood the whole time."
Written on Apr 09 2012
I enjoyed both the music and the singing. The loud music may have been a metaphor for the desire of the voiceless to be heard. Although the "Numberless" has a modern day theme, I saw many paralells with the social uprisings of the 60's. All and all it was good entertainment but I would suggest coming dressed to stand for the entire performance!
More Information About Rise of the Numberless
Quotes & Highlights
- Visit the Numberless website for videos, info and more about the show.
This performance includes a gunshot, adult language, flashing lights and loud music.
About the Ticket Supplier: The New Colony
The New Colony was founded by a group of young, professional actors, writers and directors in Chicago, dedicated to the creation and production of exciting, original theatrical experiences.
Having worked in and out of Chicago and after establishing their careers with honors such as writing scholarships, winning the World's Playwright Competition, and invitations to theater festivals around the country - including The New York International Fringe Festival where they have been recognized for Outstanding Musical (2006) and Best Music and Lyrics (2008), our founders decided to collaborate their efforts in the form of The New Colony.
Determined to capture Chicago's theatrical roots of risk-taking, innovative theater and story-telling, The New Colony sets out to create a theater experience that will welcome, engage and immerse our audiences; making them feel like they are a member of the New Colony community rather than just an anonymous observer.