You Asked For It!

Back in October I asked you to go express your opinion on theater to help the Neo-Futurists create a new show. Now, You Asked For It! is hitting the stage at the end of the month with two parts: the play that 2,200 people, collectively, would most want to see, and the one they would least like to see. Theatre In Chicago interviewed Greg Allen about the process:

2. What did you learn about America’s taste in theater?
There are some rather unfortunate, if not unexpected, trends. The most wanted statistics favor a narrative, realistic, domestic comedy; feature an inspiring God, a clever fool, and an eccentric artist; and are set at a dinner table, café, and in the kitchen. (We are thankful there also is an ordinary Undead character and a cemetery setting.) I personally find the Least Wanted statistics a bit more inspiring, calling for a threatening doctor, an idiotic boss, an evil royal, and a heroic alien, in the settings of a ballpark, opera, airplane, and hospital. That play is supposed to be abstract, serious, and have its climax at the beginning of the story (off-stage), while focusing on the physical conflict of Man vs. Nature.

You Asked For It!
January 27-March 3, 2007
The Neo-Futurarium
5153 N Ashland

(via Don Hall)

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