I AM A DJ I AM WHAT I PLAY
Dear Alert Power Love Reader,
Here is the first of one dispatch from the wilds of Play Watching in Chicago, which is a safari I'm on that takes place in Chicago and involves plays.
Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers. At The Athenaeum. Produced by Stage B Theatre Company. Directed by Josh Chenard. Here's what you need to know:
It's alluring to listen to humans on stage talk about a make believe world while watching those humans on stage move the set to create that make believe world. Endless twinkling metaphors. Staging that twinkles. The deep dark of loneliness and abandonment. The bright sweetness of connection and belonging. The shuffling tap dance between dark and light. The kaleidoscope ball of make believe that's so finely tuned it's as real as Tuesday.
Also, Captain Hook is a bad ass motherfucker.