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The Ridiculous Darkness
  • Presented By: Sideshow Theatre Company
  • Location: Victory Gardens Theater
  • Address: 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
  • Phone: (773) 871-3000
  • Dates: March 24, 2019 - April 28, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Sideshow Theatre Company presents the Midwest premiere of Wolfram Lotz’ shocking and surreal satire THE RIDICULOUS DARKNESS.

    The horror! The horror! Sergeant Oliver Pellner has clear orders: to travel into the savage wilderness, to find a Colonel who has gone rogue, and to kill him. The man’s gone native, as they say: has killed his comrades and disappeared into darkness. Pellner and his pilot embark with confidence, but soon nothing makes sense anymore, as the river turns to mountains turns to jungle turns to black. In another time and place, Ultimo Pussi, a Somali fisherman-turned-pirate seeks justice and understanding before an increasingly hostile central European justice system. Fear turns to paranoia and civilization dissolves in Wolfram Lotz’ stunning and disturbing comedy: a fractured spin on Heart of Darkness, Apocalypse Now and our shared history of barbaric colonialism.

The Ridiculous Darkness
  • Location: Victory Gardens Theater
  • Address: 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.
  • March 24, 2019 - April 28, 2019
  • Victory Gardens Theater
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday