Thursday, March 7 to Saturday, March 17 I Devil May Care Written by Northwestern alum, Kendall Sherwood, ‘Devil May Care’ finds two residents of a small town with disparate experiences of faith challenging the other’s motives for being in an empty church at midnight. Lost in their lives and beliefs, they will be redefined by this chance encounter.
Friday, March 9 I CAROLINE PLANTÉ -8REFLEXIONES Introduced to flamenco guitar at an early age by her father, Montreal-born Caroline Planté is one of the rare women who plays flamenco guitar professionally. Since 2005, she travels between Montreal and Madrid where she also is the musical director, composer and interpreter of Madrid based company Cruceta Flamenco. Her ‘8reflexiones,’ a debut after 17 years of onstage and compositional experience, is an absolute success. It is the first flamenco album entirely composed and performed by a female guitarist. Integrating jazz and even electronica into her sound, Planté and renowned Madrid choreographer, dancer and percussionist Mariano Cruceta offer listeners an intimate taste of this singular music along with the DJ J.Godino and flamenco singer Pedro Obregon.
Friday, March 9 to Sunday, April 22 I Hansel und Gretel Two parents embark on a comic rescue mission, determined to find their lost children before they fall prey to an evil witch and her house of sweets. The deeper they travel into the woods, however, the more they lose themselves in the details of their own story. When the moon rises, it reveals far more than a simple path home. ‘Hänsel und Gretel’ is both the joyful adventure of two children trying to get back home and a poignant look at why we tell stories in the first place.
Starts Friday, March 9 I The Oxford Roof Climber’s Rebellion “What life to lead and where to go, After the war, after the war?” In the aftermath of World War I, the poet Robert Graves and T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) languish at Oxford facing disillusionment with the war that still haunts them. Playing mischievous pranks on university administrators passes the time but soon escalates into a climactic confrontation that brings the Arab Revolt dangerouslyclose to home. A Chicago Premiere!
Saturday, March 10 I Rebellious Magazine for Women Launch Party/Fundraiser Ain’t no party like a Rebellious party! Come join the Media Rebellion and celebrate the launch of Chicago’s new online lifestyle publication for women who like to rebel.
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