The Dueling Gentlemen | Athenaeum Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

The Dueling Gentlemen Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 20 2015

In William Friedkin's 1968 film The Night They Raided Minsky's there's a great scene where two burlesque performers take an offstage fight onstage. That conceit basically makes up the plot of Silent Theatre Company’s The Dueling Gentlemen, an original work by Marvin Quijada, who here also directs and stars. Physical comedy and mime are the company’s hallmarks and, on those points, both Quijada and costar Marcus Fittanto are fish in water. Over its ten years the troupe has consistently and effectively worked with light and shadow—both physical black and white and the complex grays of human nature; Dueling Gentlemen adds one more shade to an already luminous palette. —Chloe Riley

Price: $27, $17 students and seniors


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