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Playwright's Preview: THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO

  • 30 Sep 2017
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Chicago Dramatists

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In Association with Chicago Dramatists' Grafting Project, Other Theatre presents an invite-only, free performance of the world premiere of

The Making of a Modern Folk Hero

Written by Resident Playwright Martín Zimmerman
Directed by Kelly Howe

Tickets available to Resident Playwrights, Tutterow Fellows, Associate Artists & Dramaturgs, and all members of The Writer's Studio. Limit two tickets, please. Light reception afterwards!

THE PLAY: 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.

Martin Zimmerman The Making of A Modern Folk Hero

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