Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Arnie Johnston's "Brel" in Chicago
Theo Ubique Theatre Co. (in association with Michael James) presents the World Premiere of Jacques Brel's Lonesome Losers of the Night.
Following the trials of two sailors at port in a bar in Amsterdam, we witness how relationships bloom and wilt through the magical lyricism of Jacques Brel. A new musical of love, loss, and hope, Jacques Brel's Lonesome Losers of the Night promises to be a spectacular new work. Theo Ubique has teamed up with translator Arnold Johnston* to bring to life some of Jacques Brel's most beloved works of art. Many of the songs in Jacques Brel's Lonesome Losers of the Night have never before been heard or translated in the English Language.
*According to Wikipedia, Brel's widow said that Johnston, a professor at Western Michigan University, translates Brel's work more accurately than others and has granted Dr. Johnston the rights to translate Brel's work into English.
PREVIEWS: Wednesday, JUNE 4, 2008 and Thursday, JUNE 5, 2008 at 8pm ($10) OPENING NIGHT: Friday, JUNE 6, 2008 at 8pm Runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm through Sunday, JULY 20
WHERE: The No Exit Cafe, 6970 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago IL 60626 • Street parking and CTA Bus/Train accessible • Free parking lot at corner of Estes and Glenwood (Trilogy Parking Lot) • 151 SHERIDAN bus, 22 CLARK bus, 155 DEVON bus, MORSE Red Line stop
TICKETS: To reserve tickets call: (773) 743-3355 $20 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
Dinner Packages Available - Dinner includes authentic French cuisine
• Industry/Student Night (Sunday 7pm) - $15 with Headshot/ Resume or Student ID)
• Senior Sundays - $15 (60+) • Group Rates Available
Conceived by FRED ANZEVINO & ARNOLD JOHNSTON
Music & Lyrics by JACQUES BREL
English Translations by ARNOLD JOHNSTON
Musical Arrangements by JOSHUA STEPHEN KARTES
Directed by FRED ANZEVINO
Musical Direction by JOSHUA STEPHEN KARTES
Choreography by DAVID HEIMANN
THE LONESOME LOSERS OF THE NIGHT:
Jeremy Trager • Chris Damiano • Jenny Lamb • Eric Martin
Theo Ubique Theatre Co. No Exit Cafe • 6970 N Glenwood Ave • (773) 743-3355 www.theoubique.org