They Died Where They Lied: Black Comedy From Land of the Midnight Sun
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The last date listed for They Died Where They Lied was Sunday December 1, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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In this modern masterwork that's been praised as a unique mix of Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht, the… More
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Didn't get much out of it. There was a general intent I noticed for the play to model its storyline after Waiting For Godot, although mercifully this play manages to get through both "acts" in about an hour and a half without intermission. Viewers will depend a lot on explanation given in theatre program, that this or that character symbolizes this or that and the two principal characters represent the Nordic identity, something like that. The meanings are apparently political, whereas most English-language audiences will probably be tuned into looking for Shakespearean or classical icons. As entertainment it's tiring that the husband-wife couple at the story's center don't like each other much and bicker consistently throughout the evening. I must admit that most of the audience was laughing fairly often, if not exactly guffawing. Stylized set of a forest preserve campground was attractive, colorful and fun to see.
Please be advised that They Died Where They Lied contains adult subjects and language.
About the Ticket Supplier: Akvavit Theatre
Akvavit Theatre is a new voice in the Chicago theatre scene. Taking as their inspiration the striking landscapes of the five Nordic countries—harnessing the force of the glacier, in its powerful seeming stillness, the volcano, in its sudden white-hot eruption, and the arctic silence in between—they strive to find the universal through the voices of the Nordic world. This is their contribution to the American mosaic. And like their namesake drink, Akvavit brings a “strong spirit” to the plays, workshops and events that they produce. Skål, Skál, Kippis!