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Underwood Puppet Theater presents Saint Joan of the Stockyards
Saturday, February 2, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join Modern Times and the Underwood Puppet Theater for TWO special evenings of Saint Joan of the Stockyards.
Friday, February 1st and Saturday, February 2nd at 8PM.
Underwood Puppet Theater presents Bertolt Brecht’s revolutionary 1931 play, Saint Joan of the Stockyards, using life-sized puppets, live music, French renaissance songs, sculptural dance and shadow theater. Set in the stockyards of Chicago during the last Great Depression, Brecht’s themes resonate with the economic recession and the housing crisis of this decade. Saint Joan explores the tragic-comic journey of an idealistic young woman reminiscent of Joan of Arc and her transformation from a reformist into a revolutionary, framing a broader history of general strike and mass struggle.