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  Chewing On Beckett at The Frontier

Chewing On Beckett

The Frontier
1106 W Thorndale Chicago

Chewing On Beckett takes a shocking look at life in a dystopian wasteland as a female Beckett Scholar and her former student, turned caretaker, struggle to survive. Student becomes teacher and teacher becomes suicidal as the two women discover they are outsiders in their own culture.

Presented by Artemisia

Thru - Jun 12, 2016

Show Type: Drama

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Chicago Reader - Recommended

"...Strong, tragicomic acting from the all-female cast of five helps tease out raw, gut-wrenching moments from extremely dense source material. The production isn't for the literary faint of heart. Think of it as your most aspirational college lecture with a side of graphic, dystopian despair."
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Marissa Oberlander

Chicago Theatre Review - Recommended

"...In a play that's difficult to describe, yet leaves its audience distinctly grim and gloomy by the end of two hours, Steve Scott and his cast have done well paying homage to Samuel Beckett. They may have chewed on the Absurdist's words and they've spat forth his mood, ideas and themes with authority and dignity. As the play ends we're left with the image of two strong women who are raging against the dying of the light and will go on, against all odds, to live another day in this bleak, barren landscape of hopelessness."
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Colin Douglas

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