Two University of Chicago Alums team up for a “darkly fascinating,” “ambitious”* theatre piece:
Caffeine Theatre presents:
Like the Moon Behind the Clouds
by Donald Gecewicz (AB ’76)
directed by Jennifer Shook (MAPH ’05)
And this week, Caffeine brings you two special events with these U of C artists:
Wednesday, January 30: A free reading of poetry and Donald Gecewicz’s translation of Carla Vasio’s inspiring Italian memoir of her trip to Japan, where her heart “opened like an eggshell”– at the BookCellar in Lincoln Square. 7:00 pm. See http://www.bookcellarinc.com/ for more information.
Thursday, January 31: Theatre Thursday dinner package includes a pre-fixe dinner at Bella Bacino’s Italian Bistro and Pizzeria, a ticket to the 7:30pm performance of Like the Moon Behind the Clouds, and a post-show conversation with the playwright and director. $25. Tickets at 312-742-TIXS (8497). Studio Theater in the Chicago Cultural Center 77 E. Randolph St.
…or skip dinner and you can still see the play and discussion for the low price of $20 ($18 for seniors, $16 for students, $14 for groups of 10 or more). Tickets at 312-742-TIXS (8497).
“It’s easy to dehumanize people and cover it up by saying it’s a small world after all,” said Gecewicz. “But it’s much harder to open up our hearts to the whole world.”
(For an interview with Gecewicz and Shook, see:
Caffeine Theatre presents the world premiere of Like the Moon Behind the Clouds, by Donald Gecewicz. Follow Italian writer Carla Vasio to Tokyo and into the worlds of Japanese poets. Like the Moon Behind the Clouds fuses film, music, and puppetry in Caffeine Theatre’s acclaimed poetic style. As Carla’s story unfolds like a Japanese printmaker’s album of views, the question remains: Is it a small world after all?
Through February 24, 2008
Studio Theater in the Chicago Cultural Center 77 E. Randolph St
Thurs-Sat at 7:30;
Sundays at 3pm;
Saturday matinees on Feb 9, 16 and 23 at 3:00
$20 Regular price
$14 Groups of 10 or more
* Quotations from Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times