Theophilus North: Off-Broadway Play Based on Thornton Wilder's Last Novel
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The last date listed for Theophilus North was Sunday June 26, 2011 / 3:00pm.
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Chicago has always been full of magic and at one point the magicians of Chicago became famous for their particular style. It's an up-close and personal kind of magic that doesn't have the grandiose spectacle that other acts bring to the table, but is every bit as astonishing. In some ways, it's much more fun since the audience is part of the show. The Magic Cabaret brings that golden age of magic, mystery and mischief back to to Chicago audiences hungry for the unusual. In every show, PT Murphy and David Parr present classic conjuring in the Windy City style, using every day objects to bring their stories of old-time magic to life. With an emphasis on audience participation, and liberal doses of humor, spookiness and surprises, the magic cabaret is actually fun for everyone, old or young. Learn More
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Really loved this little known work. A beautifully adapted play from the Thornton Wilder novel...and gorgeously and effectively directed and staged. The story was sweet, metaphysically inclined and a perfect tale about finding oneself making a difference right where we are. The cast is young and skilled. This is one we'll be writing all of our friends to see...and Organic is a theater company to watch. Grow along with them!
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- Learn more about the novel on which the play is based at the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.thorntonwilder.com/fiction/theophilus-north.html">Thornton Wilder website</a>.
From off-Broadway comes this astonishing charmer of a play, based upon the semi-autobiographical final work of three-time Pulitzer Prize–winning icon of American letters, Thornton Wilder. Set in the tiny resort town of Newport, R.I., during the height of the Jazz Age in summer, 1926, Theophilus North follows the exploits of the title character as he searches for adventure and his place in the world. Quitting his teaching position in New Jersey, and stranded in Newport after his jalopy breaks down, 30-year-old Theophilus takes odd jobs (tennis instructor, French tutor, private reader) in the houses of the wealthy. Soon, he finds himself entangled in the lives and troubles of Newport’s residents, but the greatest adventure in store is not at all what he imagined.