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Blue Planet

Storefront Theater
66 E. Randolph St Chicago

Best friends Hulda and Brimir live on a planet much like Earth-populated only by children. They live a simple but ideal life. When they meet an adult, the mysterious Jolly-Goodday. they are promised a life of greater joy, even more spectacular fun, but at what cost? The exuberance of Peter Pan, the wonder of the myth of Icarus, mixed with an eco-conscious message, Blue Planet is a family-friendly and lively integrated theatrical experience using movement, puppetry, aerial dance and object work with traditional elements of storytelling. The performance is sure to illuminate, entertain and inspire.

Presented by Akvavit Theatre

Thru - Mar 15, 2015

Price: $10-$15

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 1-800-595-4849

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Chicago Tribune - Recommended

"..."Blue Planet," adapted by Icelandic writer Andri Snaer Magnason from his celebrated kids book, "The Story of the Blue Planet," imagines a world inhabited entirely by kids. Unlike, say, "The Lord of the Flies," the kids on this planet live simply and happily. Sure, they have to club the occasional baby seal for sustenance, but nothing makes them yearn for more than they have."
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Kerry Reid

Chicago Reader - Recommended

"...Adapted from an award-winning children's book by the Icelandic author Andri Snaer Magnason and directed by Wm. Bullion, Akvavit Theatre's idiosyncratic, eco-conscious production features puppets, aerial arts, and gobs of wisdom."
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Suzanne Scanlon

Chicago Stage Standard - Highly Recommended

"...Blue Planet is a stunning visual feast produced by newcomer Akvavit Theater, a Nordic-inspired theater company. Based on the book of the same name by Andri Snær Magnason, an award-winning Icelandic writer who also adapted the play, the story incorporates movement, dance, and puppetry to tell the story of the Eden-like Blue Planet (“very much like our own”), which happens to be inhabited by carefree, “wild” children, who never grow old and have never experienced suffering or war."

Sandra Bykowski

Around The Town Chicago - Recommended

"...The portrayal of childhood in the play is idyllic and prelapserian; "Peter Pan," not "Lord of the Flies," or "Blue Remembered Hills," and if there was one thing adults cannot understand or capture it is child-like innocence. They make children either dark or ridiculous. That said, I'm not sure casting it with children was a realistic possibility, and I wish Magnason would have stayed clear of jokes about excretion which seem more puerile than child-like even if they weren't particularly vulgar."
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Lawrence Riordan

NewCity Chicago - Somewhat Recommended

"...As a parent, I would not have taken my daughter to this show at an early age. Much of the script's heavy-handed sermonizing would have gone over her head. And now, as a teenager, the show would likely bore her. It attempts to build something that sings to young audiences, but doesn't assemble the pieces in a harmonious way. This is sad in that its message of being good to the planet-and the people who live upon it-is a moral worth spreading."
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Christopher Kidder-Mostrom

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