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The Hysterical Alphabet

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20111105213748-03--11
© Courtesy of The Art Institute of Chicago
The Hysterical Alphabet

111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
November 9th, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://www.artic.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Michigan Ave/Downtown
EMAIL:  
ckrause@artic.edu
PHONE:  
312-443-3600
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-We, Fri-Sun 10:30-5; Thu 10:30-8;

DESCRIPTION

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."