Review "A Beautiful City": Solid Cast Constructs Urban Fairy Tale

Theatre Mir presents

Beautiful City

Written by George F. Walker
Directed by
Rob Chambers
At Storefront Theatre, 66 E. Randolph,
thru April 3rd
(more info)

"Make no little plans" is a phrase coined by Chicago's infamous urban planner, Daniel Burnham. In Theatre Mir's play Beautiful City, lead character Tony Raft embraces this philosophy despite opposition from his architect, a witch and the mob.  Performed at the Storefront Theatre in conjunction with DCA Theatre and the Beautiful_City10Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Beautiful City is the story of each person's quest to get what they want by overcoming 'the simple ugly truth.' Tony wants a grandiose shopping mall. His mobster mama wants more money. His architect wants to be healed. The witch wants urban renewal and the freedom to dig through garbage. Beautiful City interconnects three families in an urban fairy tale of betrayal, greed and redemption.

Check out the rest of the review at Chicago Theater Blog.

 

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