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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As the world wages war in 1945, Miss Mary's beauty parlor and boarding house in Memphis, Tenn., is a popular gathering place for local African-American women. Amidst the hustle and bustle of primping and preening, Miss Mary's provides these ladies with the perfect social setting in which to exchange tales of their soldiers overseas. As the war's end looms somewhere on the horizon, these women wrestle with an uncertain future, finding love and friendship in the most unexpected of places. This Chicago premiere of Saturday Night/Sunday Morning continues Prologue Theatre Company's mission to produce untold historical stories from underrepresented voices, expanding understanding in Chicago's theatre community. 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.