Artist Descending A Staircase
Artist Descending A Staircase is one of Stoppard's brilliant early radio plays, written in 1972 and a precursor to Travesties, The Real Thing and The Invention of Love. The story, full of sparkling wit, heart-wrenching romance and modern art, begins with the mysterious death of one of three very old men, all artists and friends since their schooldays. The two elderly survivors hilariously set about examining their emotional and artistic histories, descending backward in time from 1972 to 1914 and forwards again, tracing their intertwined youthful relationships and unconsciously uncovering the tragedy in their past.
Once registered, on-demand access to the show will be given from 12 p.m. CDT on the day registered until 9 a.m. CDT the following day.
Presented by Remy Bumppo
Thru - Apr 18, 2021
Show Times TBA
Show Type: Comedy/Drama
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Around The Town Chicago - Recommended
"...During this "Covid 10" thing, the theater companies have worked at becoming more creative. Remy Bumpo , Think Theatre , is one that has gone that extra mile. They have gone to their library shelf, taken the work of Tom Stoppard, and his "Artists Descending A Staircase" and found a way to make it happen. This was written as a radio play in Stoppard's early days It is a story filled with wit, romance, modern art and some mystery. Please understand that you will view this production , not with your eyes, but with your ears. You will hear the voices of the characters and the sounds that they want you to hear as produced by the Foley ( in this case, the sound engineer and audio producer, Christopher Kriz)."
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