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  First Love is the Revolution at Steep Theatre

First Love is the Revolution

Steep Theatre
1115 West Berwyn Avenue Chicago

Basti is having a rough go of it without his mom and Rdeca is struggling just to make her first kill. But when this 14 year-old boy and this young fox connect, the world just seems to make a whole lot more sense. Rita Kalnejais' First Love is the Revolution is a wild take on the timeless tale of star-crossed lovers - from different sides of the animal kingdom.

Thru - May 25, 2019

Thu, Apr 25: 8:00pm
Fri, Apr 26: 8:00pm
Sat, Apr 27: 8:00pm
Sun, Apr 28: 3:00pm
Thu, May 2: 8:00pm
Fri, May 3: 8:00pm
Sat, May 4: 8:00pm
Sun, May 5: 3:00pm
Thu, May 9: 8:00pm
Fri, May 10: 8:00pm
Sat, May 11: 8:00pm
Sun, May 12: 3:00pm
Thu, May 16: 8:00pm
Fri, May 17: 8:00pm
Sat, May 18: 8:00pm
Sun, May 19: 3:00pm
Thu, May 23: 8:00pm
Fri, May 24: 8:00pm
Sat, May 25: 8:00pm

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 866-811-4111

  First Love is the Revolution Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

NewCity Chicago - Highly Recommended

"..."First Love" is an entry into this second category and is, frankly, a welcome one. Not that Kalnejais doesn't have plenty to teach us about human and animal nature. (Begin by asking yourself, "What's the difference?") Yet, in filtering these values and reflections through a conceit that is unapologetically curious, even child-like (a term that gets a bad rap in our play-pretend grownup world), she can be instructive without descending into didacticism. This play and its production are open, gracious and unexpected, like when you've slipped and had the wind knocked out of you only to discover what a breathtaking shade of blue the sky is from your position on the ground. Which, incidentally, could also describe the feeling of falling in love for the first time. Both are worth remembering and both can be found, if you too are curious and open, within this production's fleeting run."
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Kevin Greene

Third Coast Review - Highly Recommended

"...Heartbreaking and hilarious. Both at the same time. First Love Is the Revolution at Steep Theatre is a classic romance where two young people break from their warring families to be together. But it isn't Romeo and Juliet or Eloise and Abelard. It's interspecies love between a young human and a red fox."
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Nancy Bishop

Picture This Post - Somewhat Recommended

"...If you're a person who likes shows that have messages and deeper meanings that make you leave the theatre thinking, FIRST LOVE IS THE REVOLUTION is a good pick for you. However, if you're not into theatre blurring the lines between what's love/what's not, this one might be one to sit out."
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Alexis Bugajski

   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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