The Fox and Beggar Theater Presents: Goodnight, Absalom!

Sat Sep 25 2021 at 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm UTC-05:00

Urban Growers Collective, South Green Bay Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA | Chicago

Marysia Kochac
Publisher/HostMarysia Kochac
The Fox and Beggar Theater Presents: Goodnight, Absalom!

It's "GOODNIGHT ABSALOM!" the latest stage production from the Fox & Beggar Theater! This surreal dark comedy fuses STREET THEATER PUPPETRY and CONTEMPORARY DANCE into a whimsical critique of American capitalism performed out of our hand-painted pop-up solar-powered double-decker Vaudeville stage!

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Come catch a FREE performance on Saturday evening at Schafer Park across from Urban Grower's Collective. Bring a lawnchair and a friend!

Show starts at 7:30 and will run approximately 75 minutes with a short audience Q+A afterwards.

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Here’s the set-up:

In the fictional town of Absalom a larger-than-life chess match is played between two sinister railroad barons. Their strange game moves through a series of vignettes -- the Dance of the Pawns the Dance of the Knights the Dance of the Bishops etc. -- in which the unfortunate chess pieces find themselves being made to do battle inside a prison they do not fully understand. As the game progresses the chess pieces begin to become cognizant of their bleak situation … and attempt to lead a rebellion against the game itself.


"Goodnight Absalom!" is a surreal comedy about a plutocracy that has gamified modern life obsessed with winning more and more wealth until the world’s resources are gone. The show fuses the Spaghetti Western genre with a barrage of Faulkner references taking a look at a frighteningly polarized nation and questioning who might gain from keeping it divided distracted and disenfranchised.


Event Venue

Urban Growers Collective, South Green Bay Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA, United States

Tickets

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