Sideshow Theatre presents the World Premiere of THE BURDEN OF NOT HAVING A TAIL.
The curious title of Playwright Carrie Barrett’s new work sounds like a kid’s book. It could easily be the name of the adventures of Curious George’s trainer. It isn’t. Walking into the cellophane-wrapped theatre, any thoughts of a children’s theme are eliminated. Set Designer Eleanor Kahn’s plastic-covered sanctuary looks like a sterilized loony bin. Properties Designer Arianna Soloway adds in a rocking chair, book shelves and a jar of kisses. The cozy choices welcome us to the world of a ‘prepper.‘ This is the home of someone preparing for the apocalypse.
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Tags: Alison McLeod, Arianna Soloway, Ben Dawson, Carrie Barrett, Chicago Dramatists, Chicago theater, Christopher M. LaPorte, Eleanor Kahn, Ellie Wasserman, Gina Di Salvo, Jeff Tinley, Jonathan L. Green, Jordan Kardasz, Karie Miller, Katy Walsh, Kelley Benes, Kristin DeiTos, Megan A. Smith, Megan Smith, Michael Huey, post, Shelby Glasgow, Sideshow Theatre