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Chopin Theatre Mainstage
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
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2.4 / 5 Rated by 11 members
Review from GeorgiePorgie
Red Velvet 81 events 40 reviews

I can't imagine what the one star reviewer was expecting: The play that I saw was an interesting refraction of Woyzeck, seen through the 1920s. Maybe the neg reviewer wanted a happy ending? This is serious theater, beautifully realized, for...continued

reviewed May 08 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Starla
Red Velvet 51 events 8 reviews

This was unnecessarily graphic. What was the point of the play?

reviewed May 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from New2Chicago
9 events 6 reviews

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This, I hope, is the most challenging review I will ever have to write.

Woyzeck is a play by Georg Büchner that is comprised of a set of unfinished scenes...continued

reviewed May 15 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Adapter-director Sean Graney’s blistering and altogether superb take on the play… is not only a thrilling take on Buchner’s classic, but an example of Graney working at the top of his powers.” -Chicago Sun-Times (Highly Recommended)
“Graney’s exuberantly eccentric productio… yields a bracing, inspiring performance. The ferocious violence of the play’s climax turns out to have been perfectly prepared by the piece’s Kubrickian opening.” -_Time Out Chicago  _


People, look at Woyzeck as the world made him. A broken, poor soldier. Can medicine save him? Can work save him? Can murder save him? Love. Sex. Death. Science. Come see Woyzeck die. 

Franz Woyzeck, a lowly soldier stationed in a provincial German town, is living with Marie, and father of a child not blessed by the church as the child was born out of wedlock. Woyzeck earns extra money for his family by performing menial jobs for his Captain and agreeing to take part in medical experiments conducted by the Doctor. As one of these experiments, the Doctor tells Woyzeck he must eat nothing but peas. It is obvious that Woyzeck’s mental health is breaking down and he begins to experience a series of apocalyptic visions.

Starring Erin Barlow, Ryan Bollettino, Ryan Bourque, Walter Briggs, Geoff Button, Sean Patrick Fawcett, Lindsey Gavel and Zeke Sulkes 

Woyzeck is a new adaptation by director Sean Graney

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