Fri 3 Feb, 2012
Tags: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, CHICAGO STAGE REVIEW Exclusive Images, Jesse Mooney-Bulluck, Redmoon Theater, The Feast: an intimate Tempest, “We are the stuff that dreams are made on …”
“We are the stuff that dreams are made on …”
Photo Essay by Venus Zarris
Sometimes an element of a production is so stunning, it almost eclipses the story itself. Such is the case with the Jesse Mooney-Bulluck’s breathtaking 3D puppet and mask designs for Redmoon Theater and Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s collaboration of The Feast: an intimate Tempest.
In each face is a story unto itself, organic renderings of lives living within the chaotic turmoil of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
Although the adaptation may be less than clear for those unfamiliar with the story, these remarkably rendered faces articulate the intensity of this tempest with incomparable artistry and emotional authenticity.
In their stillness they animate the strife and longing of characters at the mercy of forces beyond their control. They are the spirits that enforce this production with something so familiar, yet so beyond our world.
The Feast: an intimate Tempest runs through March 4 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 East Grand Avenue on Navy Pier. 312-595-5600
The Feast: an intimate Tempest images by Venus Zarris.