A Hero's Journey | The Frontier | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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click to enlarge Josh Mattingly, Kelsey Shipley, Casey Pilkenton, Austin Oie, Andrew Bailes, and Errol McLendon

Josh Mattingly, Kelsey Shipley, Casey Pilkenton, Austin Oie, Andrew Bailes, and Errol McLendon

Candice Conner

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 21 2016
Price: $15
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The Forks & Hope Ensemble derives inspiration from classic folklore, their own lives, and Joseph Campbell's monomyth to create this movement-heavy montage piece. Set in a blanket fort, the show ranges from tales about forest creatures, Odysseus, Sejong the Great, and Psyche to stories about addiction, living up to the family name, and learning to appreciate elders' faith. A few kid-friendly bits, like an animal chorus accompanied by Austin D. Oie and John Szymanski's ethereal music, achieve fanciful heights. Much, though, is lost to the forced twee aesthetic, and a lot of the personal anecdotes come off as tenuous. —Dan Jakes

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