The immediacy of theater emotionally involves audiences in a way matched only by interactive performance art and paintings of disapproving fathers. Achieve catharsis with today’s GrouponLive deal to see I Still Love H.E.R. (atributetohiphop) presented by Theori Stages at the Viaduct Theatre. For $25, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $56 value, including all fees). All shows begin at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m. Choose from the following show dates:
- Thursday, March 1
- Thursday, March 8
- Thursday, March 15<p>
Created by up-and-coming playwright Wendell Tucker, I Still Love H.E.R. (atributetohiphop), one of the city’s longest-running African-American theater pieces, has challenged and entertained Chicago audiences for seven years with a stunning mélange of music, dance, and cultural analysis. Now in its final run, the show centers around Love 1, a Chicago radio fixture on the brink of retirement who delivers his final broadcast as a eulogy to what he sees as the dying art of hip-hop and his own ambition to create a radio talk show about abstract expressionist paintings. The personified spirit of hip-hop arrives mid-broadcast, aiming to complicate Love 1’s narrative of artistic decline with her own story of the history and politics of the genre. Classic hip-hop tracks present a backdrop to dazzling dance numbers and dialogue on such subjects as feminism, racism, and violence. The Viaduct Theatre’s intimate environs encourage audiences to engage with the show, clapping along to well-known beats or revving gas-powered hedge trimmers along to uplifting melodies.
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