Adore: XIII Pocket Theatre Co. in Shocking Play About Love and Cannibalism
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The last date listed for XIII Pocket Theatre Co. as part of Steppenwolf Theatre: Adore was Sunday April 25, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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One of Gilbert and Sullivan's most successful operas, The Hypocrites' reimagined Mikado returns to the stage. Set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu, where flirting has been made a capital offense, The Mikado tells the story of a wandering minstrel who falls for a betrothed woman. An intelligent satire, the Japanese setting allowed Gilbert and Sullivan to slyly mask their commentary on contemporary British society. Directed by The Hypocrites' founding artistic director Sean Graney, the hit production features a cast of 12 actors who also make up the orchestra. This classic and surprisingly modern tale of star-crossed lovers features the tunes "Three Little Maids From School Are We" and "A Wand'ring Minstrel I." Learn More
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This was a great show. XIII Pocket Theater Co. does a great job of romanticizing this true story. The video clips are a great addition - making the story come alive. Both actors were great. Paige Smith was exceptional as Bernd - finding witty ways to make the audience laugh throughout the show.
XIII Pocket presents Adore, written and directed by Stephen Louis Grush - playing as part of Steppenwolf’s Garage Rep.
Armin is a cannibal. It's a secret he's kept ever since he was a child, the desire to find another person that would never leave him. He never thought it would be possible, until Bernd stepped into his life. A willing victim was the only missing piece and now he has it.
Based off the actual shocking events that made headlines, this groundbreaking film/theatrical crossover challenges our simpler concepts and shows us love as an all consuming act. Literally. By using both the inventions of the stage and the intimacies of the lens, Adore follows the desires, fears and obsessions of two men willing to give themselves completely to their hidden passions however unthinkable they may seem to the rest of the world.
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