Thursday, December 13, 2007

Soaking It In: Hunchback

My sister, some friends, the redhead and I saw a production of Hunchback at the Redmoon Theater in Chicago. It was quite good. This was my first Redmoon production but I'd heard a lot about the company and their emphasis on puppets and stagecraft.

The show kind of reminded me of The Fantasticks. I'd recently read a jacket liner in which its creator, Harvey Schmidt, mused on the broad appeal of The Fantasticks. He figured that the show had something for all ages: fight scenes for the kiddies, Romeo-and-Juliet-esque romance for the teens and life lessons for the grown-ups. Hunchback had all of that, plus puppets.

You should see this show, and you should see it before its run ends on January 20th.

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