The American Revolution | Victory Gardens Theater | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

The American Revolution The Short List (Theater) Recommended Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through May 17 2015

Theater Unspeakable's 50-minute history lesson, performed entirely on a 21-square-foot platform by seven actors, is revelatory, defamiliarizing the American Revolution largely through bodily movement and stunning lighting design. It makes sense to demystify our country's beginnings, and this work, both comic and serious in tone, reminds us over and over again that history is situated in human bodies: here is the story of a man who gets a second chance, a king who behaves as a spoiled child, a woman who wants representation as she aids in the quest for independence. Peformed as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival's Stages, Sights & Sounds performance festival for young audiences. —Suzanne Scanlon

Price: $14

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