The Ceremony of Innocence | Performing Arts Review | Chicago Reader

The Ceremony of Innocence 

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

Ethelred II, who ruled England from 978 to 1016, was called "the Unready" because he let the Danes overrun his country. Playwright Ronald Ribman offers a revisionist (and not quite historically accurate) view of the story, defending Ethelred as a studious younger brother unexpectedly thrust into leadership of a xenophobic nation reluctant to accept peace and progress if it meant monetary sacrifice. The Idle Muse Theatre Company's inaugural production has an undeniable classroom ambience, but a capable young cast under the direction of Evan Jackson delivers articulate, thought-provoking performances. Through 2/26: Fri-Sat 8 PM, Sun 3 PM, Evanston Arts Depot, 600 Main, Evanston, 847-804-8534, $15-$20, industry night Sat 2/11.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Mary Shen Barnidge

Agenda Teaser

Performing Arts
Manic Mondays Frances Cocktail Lounge
November 20
Performing Arts
Twice, Thrice, Frice... Silk Road Rising
October 01

Tabbed Event Search

Popular Stories