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  Six Stories Tall at Adventure Stage Chicago

Six Stories Tall

Adventure Stage Chicago
1012 N. Noble Street Chicago

Drums and DJs. Monsters and mysteries. Victory. Join a legion of young heroes battling villains, saving the underdog, and once again making dreams come true in Six Stories Tall. ASC revives its electrifying 2012 production before embarking on its first-ever national tour. Influenced by comic books, video games, hip hop, and Latino folklore, this collection of vignettes celebrates youth as everyday heroes taking us on a thrilling, heartfelt journey.

Thru - Apr 29, 2017

Sat, Apr 29: 4:00pm


Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 773-342-4141

www.adventurestage.org


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  Six Stories Tall Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Recommended

"...Marco Ramirez's 2008 collection of short plays, inspired by Latino folktales, focuses on themes of courage while coming up with lots of melancholy foils. For example, a young boy dreams of becoming Batman to protect his depressed father from danger; a young girl battles Satan to save her widowed father's soul; a grandson takes a circuitous jaunt to the south side for the benefit of his ailing grandfather. It appears director Tom Arvetis decided to trim at least one tale from the 2012 version, perhaps in favor of a more fluid 60-minute performance. No matter: the cast embrace doing more with less, and their exuberance is contagious."
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Matt de la Pena


Chicago Theatre Review - Recommended

"...The six ensemble members make the show vibrate with happenings. They impersonate Baseball stadium grounds keepers, Mexican villagers and video game characters ( this last with particular detail) with full body abandon. Danielle Davis in particular excels in seizing the show: from her turn as cousin telling a tale of the Red Line Monster, to a drummer illustrating Christopher Acevedoís adventures (matching his own earnest acrobatics) to brave and bluff voiced girl who sings and spits beats against the devil for her fatherís soul. That same devil (Jeffery Freelon) is a marvel of smooth, buttery movement; a wickedly delicious charmer. Alyssa Vera Ramos sparks as a spunky eleven year old and Nelson Rodriguez sweetens as a blustering elder. In what is sometimes a mashed collection, their collective talent for showcasing each individual skill keeps the light burning and the beat alive."
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Ben Kemper



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