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THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO
  • Presented By: Other Theatre
  • Location: Chicago Dramatists
  • Address: 1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60642
  • Dates: September 29, 2017 - October 29, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Price: Previews: $20 with code “PREVIEW.” Regular run: $25. Students $15 with code “STUDENT.” Industry $15 with code “INDUSTRY.”
  • Other Theatre, in association with Chicago Dramatists’ Grafting Project, is pleased to launch its 4th season with the world premiere of Martín Zimmerman’s comedic graphic novel for the stage THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO, directed by Kelly Howe.

    A congressman entices an old friend (and washed-up actor) to portray a superhero in a publicity stunt designed to stop the unjust bulldozing of a public housing complex. They leave the crowd enthralled, but what happens when the character the politician created goes rogue? This graphic novel for the stage employs a seamless blend of live actors and shadow puppets to interrogate the hopes, fears and social forces that push people to yearn for and believe in the possibility of superheroes.

THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO
  • Location: Chicago Dramatists
  • Address: 1105 W. Chicago Ave.
  • September 29, 2017 - October 29, 2017
  • Chicago Dramatists
  • Previews: $20 with code “PREVIEW.” Regular run: $25. Students $15 with code “STUDENT.” Industry $15 with code “INDUSTRY.”
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday