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  Equus at Edge Theatre

Equus

Edge Theatre
5451 N. Broadway Chicago

Inspired by a true story, EQUUS sets out to explore the complex relationships between devotion and myth. When teenager Alan Strang's pathological fascination leads him to blind six horses in a Hampshire stable, psychiatrist Martin Dysart is tasked with uncovering the motive behind the boy's violent act. As Dysart delves into Alan's world of twisted spirituality, passion and sexuality, he begins to question his own sanity and motivations in a world driven by consumerism.

Presented by AstonRep Theatre

Thru - Oct 27, 2019

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



Price: $20

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-828-9129

www.astonrep.com/


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  Equus Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...Today, the 46-year-old play strikes me as surprisingly timely, offering insight into how the jumbled barrage of fantasy images on the Internet may trigger psychosis in vulnerable disaffected young males."
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Albert Williams


Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...This 1975 Tony Award-winning play is from another time. It was the era of Neil Simon comedies, quirky, lighthearted plays, like “The Ritz,” “Same Time, Next Year” and “Butterflies Are Free,” as well as witty, darkly comic mystery plays, like “Sleuth” and “Deathtrap.” Because it was so intensely dramatic, featured full nudity and depicted a disturbing, true crime, Peter Shaffer’s play stood out as unique. Congratulations to Aston Rep, and particularly to Derek Bertelsen, for reviving this mesmerizing drama and giving it such a respectful, yet innovative production. Veteran theatergoers will remember seeing this thrilling drama, back in the day; younger audiences will be surprised by the story and captivated by the excellent performances, especially by Rian Jairell and Sean William Kelly, an actor we’ll hopefully see in more productions to come."
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Colin Douglas


Buzznews.net - Highly Recommended

"...AstonRep has given this production of Equus at The Edge Theatre much of the power that must have made the original so notable - using choreography and stylized puppetry (Jeremiah Barr) - with imposing horse masks on six players. As Dysart painstakingly works to get Alan Strang to open up, we learn of the boy's history working with horses, his love for them, and Alan re-enacts scenes with his favorite horse - Nugget - very well played by Jordan Pokorney who doubles as the stablemaster, Horseman."
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Bill Esler


Chicago On Stage - Recommended

"...AstonRep’s Equus is well worth seeing. Despite its too-simple psychology, the play still works as an intense, heightened drama, and this company, led by a director who clearly loves exploring the twisting, muddled pathways through his characters’ minds, really delivers. And, despite my reservations, Jairell’s lead performance is certainly enthusiastic and compelling. But this production ends up as a true showcase for Kelly, a young actor I hope to see a lot in the future.
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Karen Topham


Picture This Post - Highly Recommended

"...If you admire top notch acting, Equus is a top pick for your time. Those with interests in the history of anti-psychiatry should especially make sure to find time to see this production. This is a classic and anyone who loves a tight script that thrills and engages in every moment should also shortlist Equus."
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Amy Munice


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   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.


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