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Reviewed January 16, 2012
What You'll Get
Theater theorists recently uncovered true suspension of disbelief, which is why all plays are now performed in zero gravity. Enjoy dramatic weightlessness with today's Groupon: for $28, you get two tickets to see Woyzeck, presented by The Hypocrites (a $56 value) at Chopin Theatre in Wicker Park (student and senior tickets are available for $14 each for select performances). Choose from the following performances:
- Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, April 23 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, April 24 at 5 p.m.
- Friday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, May 1 at 5 p.m.
- Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, May 8 at 5 p.m.
The Hypocrites net steady renown for challenging the traditional relationship between performers and the audience, creating artistic, avant-garde productions that engage viewers with emotional honesty. Adapted from the landmark unfinished manuscript by German playwright Georg Büchner, director Sean Graney's Woyzeck chronicles the violent breakdown of a desperate soldier faced with crippling jealousy, acute destitution, and absurd medical experiments. As a meditation on human suffering, the play presses the titular antihero to the apex of anguish in a tragic climactic scene, which may contain spoilers. Audiences can relax and let the drama unfold while seated comfortably inside Chopin Theatre, which consistently earns accolades for facilitating theater, music, poetry, and cultural talks.
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About The Hypocrites
Founded in 1997 by inventive Chicago artist Sean Graney, The Hypocrites curates unorthodox theatrical endeavors with inimitable panache and an underlying emotional vulnerability. Praised by the Chicago Sun-Times for its propensity to “never do things the expected way,” The Hypocrites have applied its unconventional approach to classic texts such as The Threepenny Opera, Frankenstein, and Kafka's The Trial. Throughout the years, these productions have earned the company a trophy case of Joseph Jefferson citations, as well as an After Dark Award and a letter of recommendation from Shakespeare’s great-great-great-great grandfather.