Ekphrasis: Cave Walls to Soup Cans
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Opened Aug 13, 2009
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The history of art spans thousands of years. This fall, Sideshow Theater Company fits it into 90 minutes. Join Sideshow Theatre Company on a slightly condensed and always irreverent journey through the history of western art, on a mission to understand exactly where it comes from and what drives our desire to create. Who really designed the pyramids? What put that smile on the Mona Lisa's face? Why wouldn't Whistler let his mother pose nude? No piece of artwork is sacred as Sideshow explores the conversations between artist, subject and self, from cave men sketching on the walls in France to Warhol confronting his can of Tomato Soup. Get the scoop on some of the world's most iconic images, but remember: this is not the truth. It is only the story. Delivered by the company of magicians, freaks and geeks that brought you the critically acclaimed Dante Dies!! (and then things get weird) and Everything Freezes: another winter's tale, Ekphrasis presents art like you'll never see it again. written by: E. Warren Perry, Jr. directed by: Megan A. Smith featuring: Peggy Entrop, Karie Miller, JR Rasberry, Jae Renfrow and Mike Steele
3111 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
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