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  Wolves at The Frontier

Wolves

The Frontier
1106 W Thorndale Chicago

Two men's folie à deux overtakes their small apartment and spills out onto city streets. When ex-boyfriend Jack brings a strange man home to woodland-obsessed Ben's apartment, the Narrator can barely keep a lid on the looming violence. This "deconstruction" of the Little Red Riding Hood story is a darkly comic, predatory fairy tale for adults that explores the conflation of sex and fear in modern culture, the comfort of lava lamps, and the dangers of a handy axe.

Presented by Exit 63 Theatre

Thru - Jun 2, 2019

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 2:00pm


Show Type: Comedy/Drama

www.exit63theatre.com



  Wolves Reviews
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The Hawk Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...There are two major stand-outs of this production: the writing and the stage work. The production clocks in at only 60 minutes, which makes it all the more impressive to see how much organic depth the characters are given in such a short time. This is done through the smart use of a supernatural narrator, who serves to speak directly to the audience to deliver chilling monologues and pack in narrative weight to character actions. With such a short run-time, the production knew that every line would have to count and it was ensured that this was the case; each line either develops a character, moves the narrative forward, or foreshadows events to come in spectacular fashion. This makes for highly compelling work that holds a tight grip on your attention but also understands the impact of brevity."
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Ryan Moore


Chicago On Stage - Somewhat Recommended

"...Through all of this tension, Alexandria Mormon’s narrator keeps cutting in with commentary that is at times merely narrative and at other times sharp and funny. As the teller of the story, she is at least nominally “in control,” and—though she does interact with the characters directly at times—maintains enough distance to allow them to make their own decisions. Mormon is a friendly, down-to-earth presence in this brief little tale of horror, as well as a breath of fresh air when things get too intense. But even an omniscient narrator can’t keep the darkness out of a disturbed mind."
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Karen Topham


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