Invitation to a Beheading
1543 W. Division Chicago
In a bizarre and irrational world, a man is condemned to death for an absurd crime and sent to a surreal prison to await his execution. But the prison may not be what it seems… Alternately disorienting, absurd,
hysterical, and hopeful, this great novel by one of the 20th century’s masters is brought to the stage by Michael Brown and Rough House, with their signature combination of playfulness and strangeness. Full
of surprising twists and turns, the novel comes to life through a combination of puppetry, masks, and imaginative storytelling.
Presented by Rough House Theater Co.
Thru - Sep 14, 2019
Show Type: Drama
Box Office: 773-278-1500
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NewCity Chicago - Highly Recommended
"...You’re invited to a brilliant, impeccable, and weird event at Wicker Park’s Chopin Theatre. Adapted, directed and performed by Michael Brown, Vladimir Nabokov’s 1935 novel “Invitation to a Beheading” has never been more ominous or more captivating. From the director’s opening night introduction to the curtain call, I was drawn into the surreal, dreamlike (or nightmarish) world of Cincinnatus, a prisoner condemned to death but not informed of when his execution will occur."
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