Rhinoceros Theater Festival | Prop Thtr | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Jan. 17-Feb. 23 2014
Price: $15 (or pay what you can) per show, $12 in advance
Theater Oobleck turned 25 in 2013, and so did the Neo-Futurists' signature show, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Now Curious Theatre Branch's Rhinoceros Theater Festival is celebrating its silver anniversary, too. Time for essays on the graying of the Chicago fringe? Well, it would be if Oobleck, TMLMTBGB, and Rhinofest hadn't managed to pull younger artists—some of them much, much younger—into their unconventional orbits. For instance: the 42 shows and events that constitute this year's Rhinofest include a children's ensemble called Pigeons With Teeth, presenting East of the Sun, West of the Moon (2/8-2/15: Sat 2 PM) in a tongue-in-cheek adaptation written by none other than Reader critic Jack Helbig. In Let's Copy Each Other So We Can Be Copy Cats (1/18-2/1: Sat 2 PM), Jessica Peri Chalmers directs three 11- and 12-year-olds in a musical based on the "words and ideas" of four- and six-year-olds. Continue reading >>



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