Mickle Maher brilliantly turns the soul-bartering magician's bid for
omniscience into a plea for meaning where there is none." -- Chicago Reader, recommended
O'Reilly gives a performance filled with incredible detail and
subtlety, each twitch and twinge delivered in close-up. Here is an
actor plainly having the time of his life." -- Chicago Tribune
we mention the play's hilarious? O'Reilly, who created the role of
Mephistopheles in Apology's 1999 premiere, now plays Faustus to
frantic perfection. ... Unmissable." -- Five stars, Time Out Chicago
play is at times maddeningly profound, silly, funny, angry, illogical,
and as interpreted by the musical vocalizations of O'Reilly, completely
mesmerizing. ... Do yourself a favor. Go see this and
bring that friend of yours that simply has no use for fringe theater.
This is one of those exceptional things that can make the doubter of
storefront theater a convert." -- Angry White Guy in Chicago
to rave reviews and sold-out crowds, Theater Oobleck is extending the
run of Mickle Maher's "An Apology ..." through November 8.
Performances are selling out fast; reservations highly recommended. For
the complete critical roundup see the news feed at http://theateroobleck.com/news/ .
Please note we are also adding Sunday matinee performances on October 25, November 1, and November 8. Complete new performance dates and times are as follows:
Saturday, October 31, 8 PM
Sunday, November 1, 3 PM
Friday, November 6, 8 PM
Saturday, November 7, 8 PM
Sunday, November 8, 3 PM
performances are at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, Chicago.
Tickets are $12 or pay-what-you-can -- and, as ever, free if you're
broke; call 773-347-1041 or see theateroobleck.com for reservations and more.
up this week: the premiere of a new, Faust-themed piece by
percussionist Michael Zerang and pianist Jim Baker; a monologue by
BoyGirlBoyGirl's Rachel Claff; and the debut of the stage-rock duo of
Chris Schoen and Jenny Magnus. All this, plus master of ceremonies