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I, Cinna (the poet)

 

Production Sponsor   Burton X. and Sheli Z. Rosenberg

 

STREAM ON DEMAND THROUGH MAY 30, 2021

Interested in how speech changes humans, how ordinary people are roiled by persuasive rhetoric? You’ll find stimulating fodder here. Starring the complex actor Julian Parker under the stylish direction of Tyrone Phillips.

–CHICAGO TRIBUNE

A timely new theatrical film tailored for the virtual experience. It’s time to write the revolution. In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, the humble, apolitical poet Cinna hardly says a word before being mistaken for a conspirator against Caesar, and torn to pieces by an angry mob. Now Cinna searches for the subject of a new poem and invites us, the audience, to write along live in this searing exploration of words and actions, protests and power. The North American Premiere production of Tim Crouch’s I, Cinna (the poet) is staged by Tyrone Phillips, founder and artistic director of acclaimed ensemble-based Definition Theatre.

Chicago Shakespeare is committed to making its performances accessible to all patrons. ASL Interpretation, Audio Description, and Closed Captioning services are available.

 

I, CINNA (the poet) Trailer

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Artists in Conversation

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CREATIVE TEAM

Tim Crouch Writer

Tyrone Phillips Director

Yu Shibagaki Scenic Designer

Christine Pascual Costume Designer

Jason Lynch Lighting Designer

Mikhail Fiksel Sound Designer

Mike Tutaj Video Designer

Jinni Pike Production Stage Manager

CAST

Julian Parker Cinna

   
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Begins: Mon, April 5, 12:00 p.m. (CT)

 

Ends: Sun, May 30, 11:59 p.m. (CT)

 

Run Time: 60 minutes (pause anytime)

 

Tips on streaming to your preferred device

Watch on your computer, phone, tablet, and most SmartTVs. 

Audeince Note You will need pen and paper at points during the production. Also, we recommend using headphones for an optimal audio experience.

by Tim Crouch
directed by Tyrone Phillips

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