Odradek 010311 v1
3.6 / 5 Rated by 16 members
Review from Goldstar Member
1 event 1 review

The primary problem with Odradek is trying to understand exactly what the play is about. I want to believe that the writer had a clear understanding of the theme of his play when he put it on paper, but unfortunatly, his vision does not cross...continued

reviewed Jan 08 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Paul Neiweem
72 events 60 reviews

You need to be ready for some cerebral stuff. What is reality and why am I here come to mind. It's short - 80 minutes with no intermission. Three performers - all talented. If you are looking for a nice story with a beginning, a middle and an...continued

reviewed Jan 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Z
42 events 34 reviews

Odradek was a uniquely haunting play that filled me with wonder and terror. It was like an abstract painting that came to life. The combination of the stage set up and the lone cellist in the corner playing melodically to the sharply written...continued

reviewed Jan 14 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Eric Bays
28 events 17 reviews

House shows are always worth the trip. Visually, you can count on a House show to look amazing. This show was both stunning and haunting. The music was a big part of that. I loved the music! My only problem with the show was the story. It...continued

reviewed Mar 03 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Daniel
53 events 15 reviews

Very well done and thought provoking play

reviewed Jan 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from wanderer
10 events 7 reviews

It's always a treat to visit Chopin, with its 19th century, eclectic decor.The production itself was much more than I expected, and suitably terrifying and more than sufficiently ghoulish. House Theatre, as usual, had some pretty impressive actors...continued

reviewed Mar 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from bsaintclaire
24 events 6 reviews

Absolutely fabulous! I was squirming in my seat at times during this very intimate, yet distant production. And I mean that in a GOOD way. If you enjoyed "Black Swan" you know what I mean. Disturbing, awkward, and occasionally gory- this is is...continued

reviewed Jan 30 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from dbrink
18 events 5 reviews

very dark and disturbing--outstanding staging, music, and lighting

reviewed Feb 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Carlton L Ferrono
16 events 5 reviews

Brett Neveu is, simply stated, Chicago's most profound, always experimenting/never 'static' playwright, and Odradek is a superb piece of Expressionist writing...the cast is great, and Dexter Bullard, as director, is is (as anyone who's seen The...continued

reviewed Mar 03 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
4 events 2 reviews

Even though I saw the play Saturday, I had to let it marinate for a few days before providing any sort of fair reaction. I even ran through the reviews to see if perhaps I had missed something. But no, while it comes highly recommended by some...continued

reviewed Jan 29 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
15 events 2 reviews

Well acted, loved the set, but wasn't quite sure what was going on. I wanted the story to unfold; who or what was Odradek? Very dream-like in that it didn't make sense.

On the other hand, I've seen at least six other House Theater productions...continued

reviewed Feb 11 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from baldiemurph
3 events 2 reviews

If you'd like to see excellent acting, production and direction(stage, musical and technical) make up for an extremely flawed script, go see Odradek.

House theater company(try as they might) attempts to salvage this play about a boy(of...continued

reviewed Feb 12 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Lisa Burton
3 events 1 review

I liked it a lot. It was sort of like watching a painting. It was a little abstract, and I feel very much for the seasoned performance goer, because it was difficult to follow at times. It was definitely a crystalized emotion, played out from...continued

reviewed Jan 08 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from jimmilee43
3 events 1 review

Walked into the cozy and warm Chopin Theater on a blustery winter night with high expectations for Odradek, touted as a macabre, Hitchcockian thriller based loosely on an idea by Franz Kafka, all of which I love. Macabre, check. Hitchcock,...continued

reviewed Mar 05 2011 report as inappropriate