Caryl Churchill's "The Skriker"
Curious Theatre Branch
Lily and Josie are two young women at sea in modern-day London: wandering the earth without family or connections, dealing with young motherhood and instability, they are followed by the Skriker, an ancient shape-shifting fairy, and her coterie of underworld friends. Look for such fairyland favorites as the Brownie (a helpful house-elf), Kelpie (a sinister aquatic horse) and Rawheadandbloodybones (you know him), in Caryl Churchill’s dark fairytale, originally devised in 1994 for three actors and a company of dancers, which traces themes of mental illness, environmental degradation, and crumbling social support systems. Presented by the Curious Theatre Branch. Directed by Beau O’Reilly and Julia Williams Performed by Barry Lohman, Charlotte Hamilton, Patrick Ford, Bethany Arrington, Emily Rich, Briavael O’Reilly, Kristy Lockhart, Leo Brün, Jayita Bhattacharya, and Julia Williams.
Location: Prop Thtr, 3502 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618. (773) 742-5420.
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