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  Prince Max at The Den Theatre

Prince Max

The Den Theatre
1329-1333 N. Milwaukee Chicago

In 1832, a Prussian prince hires a young unknown artist to travel the Missouri River and paint a portrait of its people(s), language, guns, astronomy, coffee and bears. This is their story. (Sort of.) With a total disregard for chronology and gender, this delightfully weird world premiere play dives deep into the heart of our American interior.

Thru - May 21, 2017

Mondays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 3:00pm


Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 773-697-3830

redtheater.org/prince-max/



  Prince Max Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...Struve invents a Prince Max (Heather Riordan) who's a tourist, a dandy, and a true believer in scientific progress-but also a precursor to the bad old days of head-measuring anthropology, and Struve never lets us forget it. Bodmer (Charlee Cotton) mopes around the virgin landscape, wishing he could go home. Taking a principled stance against the racism of 19th-century explorers isn't a hard or very interesting thing to do, but the play, a revisionist fiasco, barters its whimsy for armchair sociology early on and never recovers."
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Max Maller


Picture This Post - Recommended

"...This crystallizes in Max's repeated question to Bodmer and himself: do you see human beings as separate from one another, or as endless variations on a theme? A timeless query between two men as unalike as can be yet bound together in the same quest, this motif invites us to consider the characters, the historical figures, and ourselves, and how we fit into the artist's portrait of America."
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Harold Jaffe


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