Closed Casket: The Complete, Final and Absolutely Last Baudelaire in a Box, Theater Oobleck, Day One: New Views

Closed Casket: The Complete, Final and Absolutely Last Baudelaire in a Box

Theater Oobleck

Day One: New Views

Fri, August 4, 2017

7:00 pm

Links Hall

Chicago, IL

$20

Theater Oobleck’s seven-year “Baudelaire in a Box” project sets original English and Spanish translations of the poetry of Charles Baudelaire to music accompanied by scrolling visual panoramas. 

*Friday’s program features performances of three Baudelaire in a Box episodes not previously seen in Chicago, by musicians based in Puerto Rico and North Carolina.* 

Closed Casket features original visual art by Oobleck co-founder Dave Buchen and performances by musicians from Chicago, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Los Angeles, North Carolina, and Argentina, including Bobby Conn, Angela James, Lizbeth Román, Katira María, Curtis Eller, the New Town Drunks and many more.

Closed Casket: The Complete, Final and Absolutely Last Baudelaire in a Box
Closed Casket: The Complete, Final and Absolutely Last Baudelaire in a Box
Theater Oobleck
Theater Oobleck
Theater Oobleck is an artistic collective dedicated to producing and performing original works of theater for the benefit of, and at low or no cost to, the members of the Chicago community and beyond. All our works are created and developed by members of the Oobleck ensemble, working in concert to create a collaborative vision without an overseeing director. We have produced about seventy world-premiere productions over the past twenty-seven years, as well as eighteen remounts of earlier productions.
Day One: New Views
Day One: New Views

FROM SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, 11 musicians including Lizbeth Román, Javier Carballido, Katira María, Cheryl Rivera, Maxi Rivas, and Andrea Cruz present two Spanish-language episodes: “El Rey de la Lluvia” and “Noche Deliciosa.”
These episodes are performed with the same scrolling illustrations created by Dave Buchen for “The King of Rain” and “Delicious Night” (Episodes 7 and 8, respectively) but with entirely original music. Performed in Spanish

FROM CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA AND AUSTIN, TEXAS, Curtis Eller, Jason Kutchma, and New Town Drunks present “Episode 4: Bad Luck,” originally mounted in Raleigh-Durham in 2012. Performed in English

FROM BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, Bati Paz presents the songs that provided the inspiration for this epic project, setting Baudelaire’s five Wine poems to music as “Episode 1: El Vino.” Performed in the bar prior to the show, in Spanish.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/