Little Red Cyrano | Strawdog Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Little Red Cyrano Free The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 8 2018

Shy audience members should brace themselves before seeing Red Theater's "apocalyptic clown comedy" mashup of "Little Red Riding Hood" and Cyrano de Bergerac, as the audience is expected to participate throughout. In part, it's a clever device by artistic director Aaron Sawyer to get viewers comfortable with communicating using their hands and to break down barriers between deaf and hearing performers and viewers. There are times when the combination of direct translations, video subtitles, and poetic movement pieces creates poignant moments, as when a series of playful back-and-forths with the audience results in everyone in the room signaling "alone." But it's hard to make heads or tails of the thing as a whole—the two stories just don't click. —Dan Jakes

Price: $20 suggested donation


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