|The New Colony presents|
|Written by Tara Sissom
Directed by Sean Kelly
at Viaduct Theatre, 3111 N. Western (map)
through Dec 19 | tickets: $10-$25 | more info
Reviewed by Katy Walsh
Independence Day is an annual celebration of liberation. For Beatrice, this year is D-Day for the release of a captive, her brother. The New Colony presents the world premiere of Pancake Breakfast. Beatrice resurrects the 4th of July family tradition. Her plan is to get the estranged family together to intervene in her mother’s unhealthy relationship with her brother. But before the clan can instigate the interference, they need to re-enact the holiday family rituals from pancake breakfast to fireworks. ‘Going home again’ is a craving never quite satisfied. Do pancakes ever taste as good as the childhood memory of them? Pancake Breakfast is family dysfunction stacked high and served with fruits and nuts.
Check out the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Blog.