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In the Works: Guerra: A Clown Play

March 22, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 12:00 am

$15

War and violence meet a trio of clowns, when Guerra: A Clown Play comes to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, March 22-24 at 7:30 PM as a collaboration among Chicago artists Seth Bockley and Devon de Mayo, and Mexico City-based Artús Chávez. The program is a part of Millennium Park’s theater lab series, In the Works, which gives audiences a chance to sit on the stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in a climate controlled environment and experience works in development by local theater artists.

Guerra: A Clown Play is written and directed by Seth Bockley and Devon de Mayo and features Mexico City artists Artús Chávez, Fernando Córdova Hernández and Madeleine Sierra. The play, with clowns speaking English, Spanish and French, is a satirical war epic about man’s inhumanity to man, exemplified by a group of selfish, short-sighted and very human clowns who decide to go to war.

The play’s first stage of development was made possible by the Theater Communication Group’s “On the Road” grant in 2011. Bockley and de Mayo worked in Chicago and Mexico City with the actors, reflecting on personal encounters with violence and crime and comparing views of the military in Mexican and American culture. As co-directors, Bockley and de Mayo utilize improvisation, clowning and language to open a dialogue about the realities and absurdities of war.

Guerra: A Clown Play is written and directed by Seth Bockley and Devon de Mayo and features Mexico City artists Artús Chávez, Fernando Córdova Hernández and Madeleine Sierra. The play, with clowns speaking English, Spanish and French, is a satirical war epic about man’s inhumanity to man, exemplified by a group of selfish, short-sighted and very human clowns who decide to go to war.

Tickets are $15 and available for the following performances:

Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 PM
Friday, March 23 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 PM

http://explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/events/dca_tourism/guerra.html

Details

Date:
March 22, 2012
Time:
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cost:
$15
Event Category:

Venue

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion
N. Michigan Ave & E Randolph St
Chicago , IL United States

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