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  • Date: Sunday, 28 November 2010, 3pm
  • Venue: Storefront Theater — 66 East Randolph St, Chicago, United States
  • Tickets: USD25 general admission; USD15 for seniors and students; — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

“For the Snark was a Boojum, you see,” sets the stage for this fun-filled romp through the mind of writer Lewis Carroll. Part existential musical theatre and part fantasy adventure story, this riff on Carroll’s epic poem ”The Hunting of the Snark” examines the psychological life of Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the man behind the Lewis Carroll pen name. As his poem warns, “catching Snarks is all well and good, but if your Snark is a Boojum, you will softly and suddenly vanish away.” But while the hunting party moves towards its fateful catch, they discover with Carroll and his Alice that Nothing is quite what it seems. Caffeine Theatre and Chicago Opera Vanguard collaborate on the US stage premiere of this hit Australian musical.

'A zesty hybrid of cabaret theater and contemporary opera — with a book and score by Martin and Peter Wesley-Smith, two immensely talented brothers based in Australia...' (Chicago Sun-Times)

'Gloriously inventive and long overdue!' (Chicago Tribune)

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Boojum! : nonsense, truth and Lewis Carroll (1977) by Peter Wesley-Smith and Martin Wesley-Smith
— performed by Chicago Opera Vanguard and Caffeine Theatre

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