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  Helvetica at Nox Arca Theatre


Nox Arca Theatre
4001 N. Ravenswood #405 Chicago

Helvetica Burke was one of the most famous and respected children’s authors in the world. Her books had captivated millions, but the life she led wasn’t quite a storybook affair. Through the eyes of her beloved stuffed bear, Myron, we see the three women she was - the past, present, and future of the person no one knew.

Presented by Death & Pretzels

Thru - Jun 1, 2019

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm

Price: $15-$18

Show Type: Drama

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Chicago Reader - Recommended

"...Three actors play Helvetica at different life stages, with the bulk of scenes going to the superb Brianna Joy Ford as the writer in adolescence. Ford's scenes with Nick Strauss, who plays Helvetica's dad, are among the show's most moving. Unlike Helvetica, Strauss's character doesn't get to dismiss responsibility. He has the impossible task of explaining the world to someone who barely believes she has to live in it. That earnest clash deepens the play's uncommonly mature view of childhood. Madison Smith directs."
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