Dreams- Circus in One Act in Chicago (through May 17)
The Actor’s Gymnasium is a think-and-do tank for physical theatre in the Chicago area. They offer classes and performances for all ages and skill levels, from children to beginner adults, and even professional level performers seeking a weekly workout. In addition to teaching, the Actor’s Gymnasium also produces shows that feature physical theatre (and their students!)
The show that they are creating this time is entitled DREAM, and it is based on a number of original dreams and pieces created by students of the Actor’s Gymnasium. The dream sequences include stuffed animals and dolls coming to life, being caught in your underwear and a knock on the door with nobody there. All the acts are original pieces developed by the cast. Among the acts include trapeze, unicyclists, clowns, contortionists, and a host of other circus and physical theatre acts.
The circus features the Actors Gymnasium’s Elite Teen Circus Ensemble and Lauren Hirte from the Lookingglass Theatre Company, along with a couple of Dell’arte alum Paul Lopez and Will Howard. It also will debut original music by Greg Hirte.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids.
The show will be performed at the Noyes Cultural Center, 927 Noyes in Evanston, a northern suburb of Chicago. For tickets or details, call (847) 328-2795 or visit www.actorsgymnasium.com.
You can also read an article about the show in the Chicago Sun Times