"Schweyk in the Second World War" (Red Theatre): Ambitious Spectacle

"Schweyk in the Second World War" (Red Theatre):  Ambitious Spectacle

In its inaugural production, Red Theater presents Schweyk in the Second World War. Schweyk is a regular at the local tavern.  He’s an opinionated, big talker.  Among his barfly peers, when he shoots off his mouth, it isn’t a problem.  They’re use to it.  But the visiting German Gestapo take issue to his loose tongue.  His aversion to silence gets him in all kinds of trouble.  Yet, he can’t shut up!  Schweyk in the Second World War attacks as a loud, garish spectacle.

Read the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Beat.

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