Down the Moonlit Path | Preston Bradley Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Down the Moonlit Path Closing (Theater and Galleries) Member Picks Recommended The Short List (Theater)

When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through May 16 2015

Director Rachel Staelens and Nothing Without a Company, using Tate A. Geborkoff’s adaptations of nine folktales from around the world, have artfully fashioned an evening of promenade-style theater in which the audience literally wanders. As we move down a moonlit path and through a deep, dark wood (a huge paper-and-paint forest built in the high-ceilinged ballroom of the Preston Bradley Center), the immediacy of the environmental experience makes even the best-known stories ("Hansel and Grethel," for example) seem new. It doesn't hurt that the show feels like a two-ring circus—at any given time two different stories are being performed at opposite ends of the room—and that the performers, all cast in multiple roles, are strong and graceful throughout. —Jack Helbig

Price: $25, $15 for students

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