House Theatre’s The Magnificents
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
THE HOUSE THEATRE OF CHICAGO presents
“You can’t make something from nothing, kid.”
ALL AGES SHOW!
The House Theatre of Chicago, the company behind such tremendous shows as DEATH & HARRY HOUDINI and THE NUTCRACKER, welcome CS Chicago to their magical and winsome production of THE MAGNIFICENTS.
An extraordinary family, The Magnificents, delights in bringing magical entertainment to the crowds. But time has taken its toll on the family as our aging magician reluctantly accepts a wayward young boy as his protege, imparting far more than the tricks up his sleeve. This touching story of what we must pass on before we can let go is told with spectacular classic magic. This show is a delicate feast for the heart and senses.
The House and playwright Dennis Watkins revisit this deeply personal script, originally seen in 2007, with renewed vision including aerial circus arts and the poignant, magic-based storytelling witnessed in Death and Harry Houdini.
JUSTIN SAYS: Although it does not offer the spectacle of Death & Harry Houdini, this tender, understated production possesses an equal dose of wonder — and three times the heart. Written by the man who dared to play Houdini, THE MAGNIFICENTS is a charming Depression-era fable about a traveling circus of wayward but well-meaning souls who discover that finding somewhere to belong might be the greatest magic of all. It is a fitting and reverent tribute to family and the strength that it can give us — and, yes, there are some utterly ASTOUNDING feats of magic thrown in for good measure.
Depending on our turnout, there will be a talkback with the cast as well as an after-party at the theatre.
WHAT: THE HOUSE THEATRE OF CHICAGO presents THE MAGNIFICENTS
WHEN: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m.
Show @ 7:30 p.m. Please be punctual as there is ***NO LATE SEATING*** for this play! (They WILL give away your ticket if you do not get there on time!)
Running time is approx. 2 hours with one intermission.
WHERE: CHOPIN THEATRE – 1543 West Division Street @ Ashland & Milwaukee (Ukrainian Village)
COST: $17! CASH ONLY!
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ALL AGES EVENT!
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