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The Whaleship Essex

The Whaleship Essex
Theater Wit
1229 W Belmont Ave Chicago

The ship that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick and its crew met with tragedy on November 20, 1820, when it was sunk by an enraged sperm whale in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Based on first-hand accounts of this event, this imaginative new play is an epic, ensemble tale of survival. Infused.... Read More

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Ecstasy - Cole Theatre

Second-Hand Smoke: Acting Tobacco Consumption in Cole Theatre's Ecstasy

Audiences are usually willing to suspend disbelief for whiskey decanters filled with tea or beer bottles containing diluted coca-cola, but the working-class youths in Ecstasy, Mike Leigh's time-capsule portrait of England in 1979, also.... Read More
All Our Tragic

Tragic Repasts: Feeding the Audiences at All Our Tragic

Though the tradition dates from antiquity, for modern audiences, it all started in 1980 with the Royal Shakespeare Company's eight-and-a-half-hour Nicholas Nickleby, a sprawling adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel that launched a fashion for.... Read More