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Benefit Performance: THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO

  • 12 Oct 2017
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Chicago Dramatists

In Association with Chicago Dramatists' Grafting Project, Other Theatre presents a Benefit Performance of the world premiere of

The Making of a Modern Folk Hero

Written by Resident Playwright Martín Zimmerman
Directed by Kelly Howe

Tickets $40, including light reception afterwards with members of the artistic team. All proceeds benefit the Resident Playwrights program at Chicago Dramatists, which nurtures resident writers over six years to develop their plays and contribute to the national theatre canon. #BuildTheNewCanon

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.

THE PLAY: A congressman entices an old friend (and washed-up actor) to portray a superhero in a publicity stunt designed to stop the unjust bulldozing of a public housing complex. They leave the crowd enthralled, but what happens when the character the politician created goes rogue? This graphic novel for the stage employs a seamless blend of live actors and shadow puppets to interrogate the hopes, fears and social forces that push people to yearn for and believe in the possibility of superheroes.

Martin Zimmerman The Making of A Modern Folk Hero

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