Thursday, August 22, 2013
ACT OUT: Nora Dunn in Mythical Proportions at Theater Wit
Chi, IL Live Shows on our radar: Mythical Proportions. This is high on our must see list. Worlds collide alert: Weirdly enough, my sound guy husband worked on the Lockdown series that inspired some of Nora's monologues. We covered this one woman show the last time she performed it in Chicago and this time it's back for a longer run at one of our favorite small venues, Theater Wit!
Written and performed by Nora Dunn
Now playing through September 22, 2013
Nora Dunn's singular solo performance emerges from the memories of a mythical 87-year-old Hollywood doyenne who discovered the greatest stars of the 50’s, the musings of a seven-year old girl who is mystified by the small world of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and the life of the inmates in a TV series called Lockdown, a 65-year-old woman, Mrs. Williams, who chronicles a family history tainted by racism yet grounded in love, and a dreamy middle-aged English bookkeeper who’s ill fated vacation to Southern California ends in tragedy.
Dunn’s personal stories from her childhood in Chicago’s West Side collide with the tales of the rich and powerful players in show business.
Running Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
There is no late seating available for this production.