Olive and the Mouse Spider King | Dream Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 17 2016
Price: $20, $18 students and seniors
On her 16th birthday, a girl's morbid curiosity gets the better of her when she devises her own punishment on behalf of her wicked parents: marrying the cruel, eyeball-snatching ruler of the dark tunnels below the crawl space of their home. Dream Theatre founders Anna and Jeremy Menekseoglu bid farewell (for now, at least) with this macabre fairy tale written and produced in the distinctive, episodic style their company has embraced over 13 years in Chicago. There's rich mythology to be mined in each of the fantastical characters, puppets and human alike. And though the production lags by the end, the poignant visuals and stirring speeches create enchanting moments throughout—especially in the case of Anna's resilient Blue-Haired Girl, for whom empathy is an unpredictable, divine, and dangerous tool. —Dan Jakes
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