World Premiere of Ivywild: The True Tall Tales of Bathhouse John
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The last date listed for Ivywild: The True Tall Tales of Bathhouse John was Sunday June 16, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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Featured review from Gary Schwab
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The show was a lot of fun. The performances were excellent and imaginative. The show just seemed to be a fantasy containing some facts about Coughlin and Kenna and their role in Chicago history. I don't think I learned much about them, Ivywild, or Chicago history, and it was hard to separate historical fact from comedic silliness.
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Incredible visual and sonic feast in telling part of Chicago-related history. Would help to read the program's timeline of the actual, concrete facts in the lives of Bathhouse John et al, but once the audience gets used to the fantasy format we...continued
Ivywild stars Kurt Chiang (The NeoFuturists), Anthony Courser (Burning Bluebeard at The NeoFuturists, Barrel of Monkeys), The Hypocrites company member Tien Doman (The Fall of the House of Usher, Romeo Juliet, Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses_), Jay Torrence (_Burning Bluebeard, Roustabout: The Great Circus Train Wreck_) and Ryan Walters (_Six Characters in Search of an Author, former artistic director of The NeoFuturists).
About the Ticket Supplier: The Hypocrites
Their mission, which is ever-evolving to adapt to the growth of their organization, is to make a Theater of Honesty. They define a Theater of Honesty chiefly through two elements of their work: performance and presentation. In performance, their actors shall employ a genuine emotional vulnerability, rather than manufacturing a disconnected, intellectual version of emotion. In presentation, they shall acknowledge their presence in a theater and embrace high theatricality. Through this balance of an unyielding emotional honesty and accepting a concept of “play,” they seek to strengthen the connection between artist and audience, enriching their audience’s imaginative experience. Ultimately, they aim, perhaps somewhat naively, to spread understanding within society, thereby minimizing cruelty