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Theatre & Performing Arts

Still a Quiet Afternoon


Walkabout Theater Company and Steppenwolf’s Look Out Series are pleased to present the U.S. premiere of Still a Quiet Afternoon– a mythic, musical tragicomedy about two people observing a multitude of apocalyptic events through their single window.

While the fires of Troy burn outside their window, an ancient and utterly familiar couple faces off within the present moment’s epic call to action. As the fires slowly enter the house, a coherent sense of time and place starts to unravel. The duo begin to travel back and forth throughout history, each time-jump informed by the disaster that reveals itself right outside their window. Centuries pass as the couple cycle through moments of both reverie and confrontation – all the while trying to hold onto the thread of urgency. The piece is a comedic and tender exploration of how we sometimes find grace and sometimes find strife in one another. And sometimes, we miss the point.

Based on stories, myths, song and poetry, Katie Mazzini (Her) and Gabriel Thom Pasculli (Him) investigate each character as the protagonist of their own life – and their inner movements as entire worlds – juxtaposed to an endlessly apocalyptic context. In the face of impending calamity, Her and Him struggle to respond to the urgent call to do… something.


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