Quest | Actors Gymnasium, Noyes Cultural Arts Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

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When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through March 19 2017

The Actors Gymnasium's latest spectacle was created and directed by 500 Clown cofounder Leslie Buxbaum Danzig, who channels her circus-storytelling aesthetic into “The Three Questions,” a short story by Leo Tolstoy. Tolstoy’s parable concerns a king who wants answers to three questions: How to do the right thing? Who are the most important people? And when is the right time? However vague these questions might first appear, they lead our protagonist on an inspired journey—the king eventually consults a wise hermit, who guides him to answers. AG tells the story through physical language, including aerial arts, hat juggling (a standout act by Amanda Crockett), and acrobatics, alongside an original music score by Kevin O’Donnell. —Suzanne Scanlon

Price: $20, $15 students, seniors, and children under 12

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