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THEATRE CHALLENGES REALISM
UIC Theatre presents a lively program of experimental plays and
sketches, mostly surrealist and futurist, from the 1920s. The production
will include works by 20th century poets T.S Eliot, Guillaume Apollinaire,
e. e. cummings and Gertrude Stein. "'Surrealism+' is a mind-teasing
review celebrating the innovative, rebellious imagination of the
20th century when dadaism, surrealism, futurism and cubism challenged
the world's definition of unreality," said Anthony Graham-White,
program director and professor of performing arts.
- Thursday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2:15 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.
1044 W. Harrison St.
will attempt to capture the craziness of the period in the program's
two 30-minute plays and 10 amusing and brief sketches adapted for
was a time of great experimentation which helped initiate a lot
of what is in theater today," said Graham-White. "In 'Surrealism+,'
there is more going on than just acting-we are challenging realism
by interacting and projecting messages to the audience while adding
a few surprises."
$7 for UIC students, $10 for UIC faculty and staff and $12 for the
general public. For ticket information and reservations, contact
the UIC Theatre at (312) 996-2939.