Theories of the Sun: An Idiosyncratic Medical Mystery at Theater Wit
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The last date listed for Theories of the Sun was Sunday October 3, 2010 / 3:00pm.
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
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.