Chicago Theatre Review
The Runaways presents… “doriantightredpantsXX”, an adaptation of “The Picture of Dorian Gray” set in modern day Bohemian Chicago
For the past eight weeks, we have participated in exercises exploring space, character, Wicker Park, and technology. Out of these exercises, our director, Olivia Lilley, has written a script. Using the theater and sound theories of Richard Schechner, Liz LeCompt, John Cage, and Butoh, we have found a multiplicity of unique languages cultivated for our production.
For us, “Dorian Gray” is all about the relationship between the private and the public and what happens when the line between them blurs. Michael Jackson had first-hand experience with this. Justin Bieber is experiencing this right now. When your image, the legend others have created for you starts to become the only side of you, it’s easy to think you’re immortal, you’re invincible. So how do we keep all of our identities separate and distinct? This was a story we just had to tackle in “The Facebook era”.
The Runaways presents’ “doriantightredpantsXX” is running at “The Parlor”, (1434 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622) a performance storefront at the boarder of Wicker Park and Humboldt Park. Learn more about “The Parlor” @ theparlorwicker.com.
The Runaways presents’
July 25th – August 11th
Performances are Thurs – Sun @ 8pm
Get your tickets here @ http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/421177
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