Starrs Is Getting Up There | Prop Thtr | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
This is a past event.
When: Sundays. Continues through Feb. 26 2017
Price: $12 in advance, $15 or pay what you can at the door
Actor and poet John Starrs has been a contributor to Rhinofest for about 25 years—the exact number eludes his memory; nowadays, he admits, a lot of things do. In a free-form, mesmerizing hour, veteran storyteller Starrs gets frank and relays how aging affects his body and artistic process. Accompanied by an improvised score and video projections by Doug Chamberlin, Starrs blends haiku about Chicago neighborhoods, stories about reacclimating to everyday life after being released from a polio hospital, and backstage anecdotes about the midcentury comedy and theater scenes in New York and Chicago. The show is a whirlwind of history, whimsy, and melancholy, all of which are delivered with gallows humor and succinct poignancy. —Dan Jakes



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