Hamlet is Dead. No Gravity. | Red Tape Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 22 2014
Price: $25
I have a theory. It's anecdotally based at this point, but I think statistics will bear it out, assuming anybody feels like doing the research. It's this: that when the world starts looking especially bleak, Chicago's artistic directors start programming German-language plays. And with good reason. Irish plays have their mystic pessimism, French plays their antic despair, and Russian plays their eternally unfulfilled longings. Contemporary English plays are plain nasty. But only the Germanic stuff has the philosophical nerve and artistic know-how required to put the horror of human life onstage and just let it sit there, unredeemed. Continue reading >>


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