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  The? Unicorn? Hour? at Neo-Futurists

The? Unicorn? Hour?

5153 N. Ashland Avenue Chicago

In a world where hate and anger prevail. Where lines between the dark and light can be broken, where night lights are needed to sleep. Where closet doors are shut. Where monsters lurk under the bed. In a world of death and destruction, one creature, and one creature alone can bring joy and adventure. One creature can light the dark corners and glow in the deepest of fogs. One creature, whose single horn can heal sickness and cure disease, whose majestic body glides through the woods, uncaught, spreading laughter to all who seek him. One creature who will save the world. One hour? at a time. Come and see what it is to fight against the no, to find your inner rumpus, to remove the film and seek the beauty that is saying yes to an unbridled lifting of spirit.

Thru - May 20, 2017

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

Price: $10-$25

Show Type: Performance Art

Box Office: 773-275-5255

Running Time: 1hr, 15mins

  The? Unicorn? Hour? Reviews
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Chicago Tribune - Recommended

"...Urzendowski and Courser are vets of the Ruffians, creators of "Burning Bluebeard," in which performers from the horrific 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire try to get through the show without killing their audience. Here, they're trying to save us from our own darkest impulses, our psychic conflagrations of self-doubt. Given the omnipresent gloom-and-doom (what we might once have called "national malaise"), a show like "The? Unicorn? Hour?" lets us grab despair by the horn and find radical resistance in unexpected joy."
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Kerry Reid

Chicago Reader - Recommended

"...Is this precious, foul-mouthed pair in rainbow-hued face paint and Cirque du Soleil-esque unitards hosting a terrible children's television show, rehearsing an intricate, meaningless ritual, or simply fucking around to stave off despair? Who cares? Inscrutability gives the show its beguiling power, as though luminous preconscious impulses have been loosed upon our drearily rational world. Director Adrian Danzig creates an exquisitely complex tone: sunny, bewildering, unaccountably ominous. Only in the final moments, when the performers start clarifying their intentions, does the piece lose a bit of its fascination."
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Justin Hayford

NewCity Chicago - Highly Recommended

"..."The? Unicorn? Hour?" is anti-cynic. Fear happens and bad things exist but we don't have to be overtaken by them. Urzendowski and Courser are searching to sustain joy and sharing their findings. It's hard to elaborate as everything feels like a spoiler. Seeing this show is good for you. It doesn't banish fear but accepts and confronts it. The pair choose to find a world where they can be happy and then they share that world with us. There's no need to think too much, you're here to experience, love and laugh."
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Jay Van Ort

The Fourth Walsh - Highly Recommended

"...This show is emotionally engaging because of Team U&C. They interact with the audience. They tether us to their nonsense and their seriousness. Their moves, whether dancing or flipping, are perfectly in-sync. Urzendowski effortlessly slips her legs around Courser's waist and then delightfully peeks out from his legs. The twosome generate this sense of oneness. Their twisting of limbs are centipede-like contortions. They showcase the depth of the trust and intimacy. I found out post-show that the couple is a couple offstage which made their connection even more adorable. I like to imagine they sit at home in tiny chairs drinking tea from mismatched cups in shimmery jumpsuits...all the time!"
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Katy Walsh

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