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The last date listed for Six Degrees of Separation was Saturday December 20, 2008 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Chopin Theatre Mainstage:
- Full Price:
- $30.00 - $45.00
- Our Price:
- $20.00 - $31.50
The House Theatre of Chicago's The Nutcracker is a fantastical deconstruction of E.T.A. Hoffmann's time-honored holiday story, with lots of humor and heart -- and no ballet. This fresh theatrical interpretation centers on young Clara's journey to save Christmas. With the help of a magical nutcracker given to her by her beloved Uncle Drosselmeyer, she'll bravely fight the Rat King to save her family. This modern holiday production weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original song and spellbinding imagery to tell a heartwarming story of love, loss and hope. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Bob
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Having recently seen several times the brilliant new David Hauptschein play "The Gurney", this was a depressing return to conventional theater. Every line is so precious, the topics are so obviously calculated to be "theatrical" in a manner intended to make a well educated, comfortable person feel he or she has been "challenged" while retaining a smug sense of superiority, and everything is so predictable, with the requisite "surprising twists," that one wonders why did the author bother. Was it the desire for success? Was it because the author thought these really were new "existential" issues? The conventional story evokes equally conventional, mechanical performances. What a difference from The Gurney. Thank God for Hauptschein. We should all cherish such a genius. Sadly, few even notice.
Ouisa Kittredge read somewhere that "everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people." When Paul, a young victim of a knife attack, seeks assistance at her family's upper-class New York home, she discovers how true that statement really is. Claiming to be Sidney's Poitier's son, Paul connects to Ouisa and her husband Flan in a way not even their own children have. But Paul may not be all he says he is, and his aggressive, far-reaching search for meaningful human contact creates a web of confusion and pain that - as Ouisa discovers - didn't start, nor end, within her family's walls. A comic-tragedy loosely based on a true story, "Six Degrees of Separation," like a revolving Kandinsky, paints multiple sides on what drives and motivates us in the glare of money, greed, fame, lust and, finally, each other.
About the Ticket Supplier: Signal Ensemble Theatre
Known for its ensemble acting and producing a diverse slate of plays that range from classics to new works, Signal Ensemble Theatre uses the actor as focal point to clearly execute the playwright's vision. Founded by its three artistic directors, the company began producing in 2003.