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A wildly fun and deeply moving exploration of the mysteries of human happiness and sadness, Melancholy Play tackles the charges of emotion that are powerful enough to leave us completely transformed. The beautiful, enigmatic stranger Tilly sweeps into the lives of four lonely souls and puts them completely under her melancholic spell until they are incapable of doing anything other than swooning on divans, window-gazing into the twilight and waxing poetic about the afternoon light -- until it finally goes too far. This contemporary farce from writer Sarah Ruhl will make you laugh, think and re-assess your own emotions.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Viaduct Theater, Chicago