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Theater Wit
1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60657
773-975-8150
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3.8 / 5 Rated by 11 members
Review from Mo in Chicago
Red Velvet 250 events 168 reviews

I found the "dance aspect" (which was actually written into the script) to be VERY distracting. Overall, it made the play less enjoyable for me. I found the final few scenes confusing--had a second character actually also become death?? Not quite...continued

reviewed Oct 02 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from remiharvey
40 events 16 reviews

This was a fine attempt, interesting and thoughtfully put together and staged, with some nice touchs. For the most part the acting was OK, the second act better than the first. It is worth a visit and worth seeing what comes from this group in...continued

reviewed Sep 07 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Kat Kimmel
16 events 7 reviews

I attended this production because I work with one of the actors. Thanks to Goldstar, I managed to snag a couple tickets to a preview show, and boy was I glad I did! Mystery, comedy and fantasy come together in this well-written play about a...continued

reviewed Sep 08 2010 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

Classy and visually provocative… this is a play in touch with the power of beauty." -Chicago Tribune
“Shrewdly perfect… wonderfully quirky.” —Chicago Sun-Times (Recommended)
Compassion and wit… a lovely and intriguing metaphysical mystery." —_Time Out Chicago (four-star review)
“The best new work I’ve seen this year.” —_Chicago Critic

“Dazzling, hilarious, thought-provoking - you’ll want to re-live it!" —Chicago Theater Blog
“The ensemble performs beautifully together… lovely and nuanced, funny as hell.” —Stead Style Chicago

Description

Sideshow Theatre Company invites you to blur the line between life and death with the Midwest premiere of Kathleen Akerley’s critically acclaimed Theories of the Sun. It’s 1963 and in a remote French hotel Barbara and Elizabeth Sweeny (an American mother and daughter) undergo some peculiar medical testing by a brilliant and eccentric doctor who specializes in unusual diseases. Accompanied by a young Tom Stoppard, a whiskey-fueled Tennessee Williams, and the mysterious scholar Mr. Asher, Elizabeth seeks to understand and cure her terrifying illness. Part mystery and part science fiction, this dazzling play’s twists and turns will keep you guessing until the very end.

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