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I Saw Myself

The Ready
4546 N. Western Ave Chicago

For the first performance in their new space, THE READY, Red Tape Theatre has chosen Howard Barker's I Saw Myself. Barker's work is described as 'The Theatre of Catastrophe', and director Jennifer Markowitz has paid homage to the idea. I Saw Myselffeatures Carolyn Hoerdemann playing Sleev, the 13th century widow Queen who challenges history and duty with her own truth and sexuality.

Presented by Red Tape Theatre

Thru - Feb 17, 2018

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 7:00pm

Show Type: Drama

  I Saw Myself Reviews
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NewCity Chicago - Not Recommended

"...By producing such a playwright, Red Tape has tethered their legacy to his. What a shame for a company with such potential, at the launch of their Free Theatre Movement. The complicity of participation as an audience member is not worth the free ticket."
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Emma Couling

Third Coast Review - Somewhat Recommended

"...Itís a misogynistic retelling of Ariadneís Thread, using string to navigate a maze, here of lives and decisions. The path we see is women being used and objectified, as appendages even as they desperately try to capture their lives in fiber writ large."
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Karin McKie

Chicago On Stage - Recommended

"...In a former life, I spent 38 years as an English teacher. I mention this because it might explain why I tend to have an affinity for literary puzzles. Oh, I'm perfectly fine when a play's meaning is sitting right there on the surface for everyone to pluck and enjoy. But I have no trouble with a play, done well, that begs me to do some thinking, that leaves me with more questions than answers, that buries the sweet fruit of its meanings on deep, interior branches and challenges me to find them. Such a play is Redtape Theatre's I Saw Myself, now playing at The Ready, the company's new home at 4546 N. Western. It has been whirling about my brain since it ended hours ago and, while I doubt that anything short of a sit-down with the playwright Howard Barker would resolve all of my issues, I found it fascinating."
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Karen Topham

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