The Mandrake: Machiavelli's Satirical Renaissance Rom-Com
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The last date listed for The Mandrake was Sunday February 9, 2014 / 3:30pm.
The easiest way to get there from either the Loop or Evanston is to take the Red Line to the Granville stop and walk west on Granville to the theater which is on the corner of Granville and Clark. For some odd reason, Google Maps tells you to turn right on to Clark. Don't do it. The Raven Theater is on your left and on the corner of Granville and Clark.Wit travel • Jun 09 2014 star this tip starred
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Bob Armstrong
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Pretty satisfying; mostly I enjoyed it for the educational look into a Machiavelli other than the supposedly coldblooded pragmatist readers of The Prince tend to assume. Plot was hard to follow from dialog. I think it would have been a good idea to enclose a brief synopsis in the program, plus an overview of how this story ties in with the "end justifies the means" philosophy of The Prince. Improvised dialog commenting on, and perhaps stepping outside of original work is a bit too self-consciously cute, but it's kept relatively low compared to some other plays of the past few years (a production of the Euripides Electra at Angel Island a year or so ago was probably the most obnoxious in this respect -- see my Goldstar review).
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It was an interesting experience. The venue itself was nice, nothing special. As to the performance, I definitely liked some of the actors more than the others.
There is a part where one of the actresses screams 3 times in the middle of the...continued
Run time is approximately 2 hours, including one 15 minute intermission.
This play contains sexual content and may not be suitable for children under 13.
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