The Hysterical Alphabet
It's back - The Hysterical Alphabet, the acclaimed touring multi-media historico-medical provocation is returning for ONE FINAL CHICAGO PERFORMANCE.
"In a refreshingly non-didactic, yet pedagogical performance, Theater Oobleck's The Hysterical Alphabet is an example of what a 21st-century hybrid of art and scholarship might be." - Karen Tauches, Burnaway
The show is a collaboration between author Terri Kapsalis, video-collagist Danny Thompson, and sound artist John Corbett.
Newcity's Valerie Jean Johnson says: "Theater Oobleck's The Hysterical Alphabet is a beautifully nuanced mixture of historical treatise, medical discourse and poetic archive, chronicling the sometimes hilarious, often horrifying saga of the 'female malady' that is hysteria throughout the centuries. The trio packs an astounding amount of information into little more than an hour's time-delivering a lesson that is wickedly funny, surprisingly heart-wrenching and not to be missed."