Georg Büchner's Woyzeck as Presented by The Hypocrites
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The last date listed for Woyzeck was Sunday May 22, 2011 / 5:00pm.
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A contemporary adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, this unique production is performed promenade-style, where you follow the action and actors around the space, and features an intriguing blend of dance and dialogue. Dorian -- young, beautiful and aimless -- has just arrived in the big city, where local artists and critics have eagerly brought him into their fold. After a talented and frustrated painter named Basil Hallward crafts a gorgeous portrait of Dorian, the painting's young subject wishes to remain forever as lovely as this two-dimensional representation of him. And for many years -- through wild parties, brokenhearted lovers and occasional damage to the painting itself -- Dorian, growing steadily more wicked, does indeed remain flawlessly youthful. But what, if anything, will break this strange spell? With compelling choreography, acting and staging comes The House Theatre of Chicago's DORIAN, a modern spin on Wilde's rumination on youth and beauty. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from MollyAC
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This isn't the type of theatre I typically enjoy. I prefer solid storylines and deeper characterizations. This felt more absurdest in nature and I'm not sure I really "got it." The acting was very good, and I appreciated the minimalistic set and the use of space.
Quotes & Highlights
“Adapter-director Sean Graney’s blistering and altogether superb take on the play… is not only a thrilling take on Buchner’s classic, but an example of Graney working at the top of his powers.” -Chicago Sun-Times (Highly Recommended)
“Graney’s exuberantly eccentric productio… yields a bracing, inspiring performance. The ferocious violence of the play’s climax turns out to have been perfectly prepared by the piece’s Kubrickian opening.” -_Time Out Chicago _
People, look at Woyzeck as the world made him. A broken, poor soldier. Can medicine save him? Can work save him? Can murder save him? Love. Sex. Death. Science. Come see Woyzeck die.
Franz Woyzeck, a lowly soldier stationed in a provincial German town, is living with Marie, and father of a child not blessed by the church as the child was born out of wedlock. Woyzeck earns extra money for his family by performing menial jobs for his Captain and agreeing to take part in medical experiments conducted by the Doctor. As one of these experiments, the Doctor tells Woyzeck he must eat nothing but peas. It is obvious that Woyzeck’s mental health is breaking down and he begins to experience a series of apocalyptic visions.
Starring Erin Barlow, Ryan Bollettino, Ryan Bourque, Walter Briggs, Geoff Button, Sean Patrick Fawcett, Lindsey Gavel and Zeke Sulkes
Woyzeck is a new adaptation by director Sean Graney