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at N Troy St 3502 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL 60618
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"American Notes"
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31 events
18 reviews
6 stars
attended May 30 2009

Really wasn't sure about seeing something at this small theater, but the play, the cast, and the theater surprised me. American Notes was excellent! I highly recommend it.

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attended May 23 2009

"A trip through the rabbit hole of American mythology...American Notes is well-acted and visually conceived."
-New City Chicago
"Jenkin’s Lynchian atmospherics can please, and Feuerstein’s tidy, moody production does right by his motel-set...continued

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By Len Jenkin

Directed by Corri Feuerstein

It is night, we are in America, and the time is now.

The voiceless drifter…a young girl…the down-and-out businessman…a carnival barker…the mayor of nowhere…the struggling reporter…a restless woman…the singing con artists…the mad professor…all of their disparate desperations struggling to be heard. These are the people in our neighborhood.

This is interesting country. Look around.

Part intertwined character sketchbook, part postcard collection, and held together by desperation and coffee-fueled late-night conversation; American Notes is a surreal journey into the American Myth and the mysteries of Who We Are, What We Do, and Is That Crocodile Dead? Jenkin’s darkly comic tale keeps us wondering what’s lurking just beyond our view. WAFF Artistic Director and co-founder Corri Feuerstein directs the play and its multifarious miscellany.

Featuring: F.Tyler Burnet, Devon Carson, LaQuin Groves, Andrew Jordan, Scott Pasko, Tony Piscotti, Jenna Rabideaux, Justin Speer, Melissa Tropp, and CW van Baale

Blue Man Group Chicago <em>STOMP</em> <em>Crazy For You</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>The Illusionists -- Live From Broadway</em> <em>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time</em> <em>My Fair Lady</em> Ballet Chicago's <em>The Nutcracker</em> Joffrey Ballet's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>Thrones! The Musical Parody</em>