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  The Brink! at Links Hall

The Brink!

Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave. Chicago

In a cafe at the edge of the world, on the brink of existence, the Walkabout ensemble is dying to sing and dance, to draw the curtain on our last-ditch desires, and to reveal the transformative beauty of our shadow selves. Fresh from its preview performance at the Cricoteka Centre in Krakow, Poland, THE BRINK! will run for three weekends only at Links Hall before traveling to India for the 8th International Theatre Olympics in Mumbai and New Delhi. With its signature style, Chicago's premier laboratory ensemble presents an entirely new work that asks with ardor and brass, "What happens now... here on the brink?"

Presented by Walkabout Theater Company

Thru - Mar 30, 2018

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

Price: $20

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

  The Brink! Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...Directed by Thom Pasculli and devised by the ensemble with Fides Krucker, The Brink makes fierce poetic sense of love, loss, and media. The physicality of the thing is gorgeous and exhilarating, with particularly sharp contributions from Cooper Forsman and McCambridge Dowd-Whipple."
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Tony Adler

The Fourth Walsh - Highly Recommended

"...And as pleasing as the aesthetic is, THE BRINK! is steered by the music. Several familiar pop and jazz tunes navigate us through through this poetic maze. And the singing is remarkable. When Mazzni owns the microphone, Dowd-Whipple or Murphy provide an a cappella-style chorus. Later, Dowd-Whipple sings with haunting depth. My senses are completely captivated in the experience. This show looks like performance art and sounds like a musical. Walkabout seals it together with a satisfying kiss."
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Katy Walsh

Third Coast Review - Somewhat Recommended

"...The productionís bona fides are impressiveómany cultural partners, tours to Dartmouth College, Krakow, Poland, and soon to Mumbai and New Delhióbut the material is philosophically dense. Background articles even include publications on process from academic journals. Ontology onstage is quizzical and indulgent."
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Karin McKie

The Hawk Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...The Brink! is more akin to modern art than traditional theatre, and it will not be for everyone. However, if anything described above sounds appealing in the least, the show is highly recommended. The surreal cabaret crafted by Walkabout Theater and Links Hall exceeds at creating a distinctly unique experience. "
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Ryan Moore

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