Ghost Bike | Greenhouse Theater Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Ghost Bike The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 6 2014

Local writer Laura Jacqmin joins the ongoing cultural push (The Hunger Games, Disney's Brave) for more mythic heroines with this new play, a reverse-gender update on the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. Ora and Eddie are modern-day soul mates, united above all by their love of tooling around the streets of Chicago on brakeless, fixed-gear bikes. When Eddie dies in a car accident, Ora pedals down to the underworld to bring him back to life. Jacqmin supplies witty set pieces as Ora encounters Cerberus, Charon, and Persephone, among others, and Sara Sawicki makes the most of them in her staging for Buzz 22. But Aurora Adachi-Winter's Ora is so petulant and self-engrossed—so consistently and unredeemably like a spoiled child—that it's hard to believe she's got any friends at all, much less one for whom she'd cross mortal boundaries. —Tony Adler

Price: $15-$20


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