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May17
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Theatre & Performing Arts

Curious Theatre Branch announces with a world premiere from Jenny Magnus, The Good


CHICAGOCurious Theatre Branch, continues its 35th anniversary season with a world premiere from Founding Co-Artistic Director Jenny Magnus, The Good, March 29 – April 21, at Chicago Dramatists, 798 N. Aberdeen Street. The Good is a new work created and performed by Magnus and directed with Stefan Brün. The regular performance schedule is Fridays and Saturdays at 8;00 p.m. and Sundays, Feb. 7 and 14 at 3 p.m. The current running time is 50 minutes. Tickets for The Good will be available on Monday, Feb. 12 at CuriousTheatreBranch.com. Tickets are priced on a “pay what you can” scale, with a suggested price of $20. 

What is good? How are we supposed to be good and interesting? Is the pressure to be good, to be proper, to not hurt others, to not transgress, actually a way to hold one down?  Can someone be not good but in tiny ways no one might notice? And what about the word, “virtue”? Loosely dubbing off Marcus Aurelius’ “Meditations,” Jenny Magnus sings her way through this dilemma, as she has been doing for 30 years. She is asking, is not being good the same as being bad?

 

Curious Theatre Branch is dedicated to the creation of new plays and performances and to the production of its annualRhinoceros Theater Festival. Curious aims to promote innovative works of the imagination in the performing arts from a broad and inclusive spectrum of artists and are also devoted to mentoring programs that engage emerging artists as a way to enrich and expand our artistic community.  Curious is committed to creating and producing new plays and performances in a collaborative manner, encouraging our members as artists to share decision making and responsibilities, while expanding their skills as writers, actors, designers, directors and arts administrators.  Curious also is committed to the idea that a pay what you can pricing policy is sustainable and will suffice over the long term as an economic model.

The Good is a solo performance with Jenny Magnus (she/her).

 

The creative team includes Stefan Brün (he/him, director); Jeffrey Bivens (he/him, video); Marlana May Carlson (she/her, stage management); Ralph Loza (they/them, music mixing and mastering, sound consultation) and Julia Rhodes (she/her, movement consultation) and Meghann Wilkinson (she/her, movement consultation). 

 


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