Manic Pixie Dreamland | Annoyance Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Manic Pixie Dreamland Recommended Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Saturdays. Continues through May 18 2013

Manic Pixie Dreamland is an amazing place with a glitter fountain and unicorn stables and a ukulele tree where quirky young women spend their time doing arts and crafts and live for the summers when they will go out into the world and transform the lives of morose young white men with their magical joy and vivacity and—this cannot be emphasized enough—quirkiness. The term "manic pixie dream girl" was coined by Nathan Rabin to describe this sort of flat movie character, who "exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors" (prototype: Natalie Portman in Garden State). This Annoyance production has the potential to be a tired retread of Rabin's essay and the million feminist blog rants that followed, but happily, it's far more inventive than that, and the extremely talented cast's high spirits are infectious. —Aimee Levitt

Price: $15-$20



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